Where Creativity Meets Kindness and passion

BC/DC Ideas is a nonprofit communications agency partnering with organizations to make the world a better place.

We Take Sides.

As champions of justice, equity and fairness, we have dedicated our entire lives to partnering with nonprofit organizations to positively impact our communities, states, and country. Whether it’s for intense and short-term projects or long-term support, our unwavering commitment is that we’ll always stand by your side.

Founded in 2010, our nonprofit communications agency creates actionable communications and marketing that deliver results. Our team, with their solid foundation in communications experience, is passionate about developing holistic campaigns, brands, and websites that make a difference.

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Our Team

Dawn Crawford

Founder & Principal

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 training 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.

Brian Crawford

Creative Director

Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s our creative director. 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. With over 15 years of experience across the creative spectrum, he’s the Swiss Army knife of getting it done for our clients.

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, going on adventures with his daughter, hitting the focus pull, and good coffee.

Kate Runy

Communications Specialist

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.

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Lexi Namer

Web Developer

Josh Vaughan


Create Good is about inspiring nonprofit communicators with the latest tools and techniques. We invite communicators from around the country who are doing the most meaningful and eye-catching work to come share what they’ve learned so the whole sector rises up.

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