New nonprofit has 'Big Dreams' for other nonprofits

JOHN URBAN | July 30, 2018

New nonprofit has 'Big Dreams' for other nonprofits
Two well-known local personalities have founded a nonprofit with the goal of helping other nonprofits. Video producer and photographer John Urban, a former DJ at WMMM/FM 105.5, and Lea Culver, a founder of Culver’s, have started Big Dreamers United. Urban said the goal of Big Dreamers is to “help the helpers communicate,” whether it’s by making videos, shooting photos, telling stories, hosting and emceeing events, and helping with social media. “The idea is pretty simple,” he said. “We help nonprofits tell their story and the best part is we don’t charge them.” Nonprofits are busy “doing their good work” and often their communication and marketing budgets are slim or non-existent, but they still need to get their message out and let people know what they’re doing, he said. “So that’s where we step in.” Urban, who’s run a video production company for more than 30 years, met Leola Culver, who goes by Lea (pronounced “Lee”) through the nonprofit Gio’s Garden, which they both support. “He mentioned how he really enjoyed doing spots for nonprofits and there was a lot of opportunity there,” Culver said. “And he talked about someday wanting to do it full time when he won the lottery.” Culver, executive director of the Culver’s charitable foundation, said she’s also passionate about working with nonprofits. “I also know that one of the last things they have a budget for in most cases is marketing, you know, telling their story, and that’s exactly what John does so well.”

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