Selfie Sticks and Social Media at NC Tech 4 Good

Selfie Sticks and Social Media at NC Tech 4 Good


There was a selfie-stick photo booth, a buffet of delicious snacks, and a raffle for free swag.

No, it wasn’t a dream… it was the 6th annual NC Tech 4 Good (NCT4G) conference.

On Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th, industry professionals from nonprofits across the country came together for a two-day event promoting innovation and technology for nonprofit advancement. Over the course of the conference there were nearly 20 sessions ranging from “Opening This Email Could Change Your Life,” to “Wordpress SEO.”

BC/DC’s very own social media rockstar Dawn Crawford led one of the day’s most anticipated sessions: “Surround Sound Approach- Content Marketing for Non-Profits.” Attendees learned how to amplify their own genius through maximizing content reach and promoting shares via multiple platforms.

For more valuable tips and tricks from Dawn’s awesome talk, check out our cheat sheet!


The NCT4G conference was a huge hit, not only for those in attendance, but also anyone participating on social media. Over the course of the event, 111 different people tweeted with the #15NCT4G hashtag more than 1,000 times in order to gain over 2 million impressions- wow!

One of the highlights from the event was the BC/DC rockstar photo booth. With a cell phone, selfie stick and some crazy props, attendees from the conference got to strut their stuff and learn more about the agency while doing it!

Until next year, we leave you with our favorites Rockstar Selfies.


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Kate Runy


A passionate technical wizard, Kate thrives on managing online content, social media for communications, and development projects.  Kate is the workhorse of the team, pulling out amazing feats of content creation and management week in and week out. 

Prior to joining BC/DC Ideas, Kate coordinated website and social media content, communications, and advertising for Go Global NC and Alzheimer’s NC.

Things that make her happy: I love animals about as much as I love working for nonprofits.

Mishel Gomez Cespedes


Mishel brings a passion for video storytelling and quippy social media content to the team.  At BC/DC Ideas, she is most likely editing video or scheduling the next moving social media post for our clients.

Her ear for storytelling is her greatest asset. Mishel has a unique ability to assemble content into a concise story that moves audiences to action.

A graduate of Wake Forest University she spent a semester in Spain and years serving her community through the campus organizations. Now, she is putting her passion for good to work.

Brian Crawford

creative director

Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s Brian. A natural problem-solver, Brian’s ability to cut to the core of any problem helps guide our creative team to the correct solution without wasted time or money. It’s the core, this little nugget of truth, that helps our clients take the next step with their audiences.

Brian gets the greatest joy out of helping our clients realize and connect with their story. He is a true believer that everyone and every organization has a compelling story to tell, you just have to listen with an open heart.

Things that make him happy: Hanging out at the park with family, toddler-speak, hitting the focus pull, and good coffee.

Dawn Crawford


The engine behind BC/DC Ideas, Dawn has dedicated her career to good. Dawn brings her considerable experience and expertise to helping elevate the nonprofit sector. Our team’s lead strategist, Dawn is often seen leading our IdeaStorms, penning communications plans, or checking in with clients.

Before launching BC/DC Ideas in 2010, she earned her chops in 10+ years of communications leadership roles for public health, healthcare and youth-focused nonprofits. Working for nonprofits is Dawn’s dream job, and she loves that her 40+ hours a week make the world a better place.

Things that make her happy: A glass of champagne to celebrate big wins, Basecamp, living in the South, seeing the world, and a well-formatted spreadsheet.