Building, be it a business, thought, or creative project, is the compelling, challenging, and exhilarating process of bringing something new into existence. It requires a special combination of analysis, patience, deliberateness, and an element of improvisation that keeps me on my toes, ever-thinking, and utterly inspired.
Since my earliest forays into business, a neighborhood lemonade stand and selling Airhead candies on the elementary school bus, I have found the purpose and character of business as intriguing as the mechanics.
Fortunately, I’ve been able to build, and partake in the creation of, numerous organizations along the way. The cumulation of these experiences leaves me with invaluable handholds that I carry forward into future projects.
Dave Campbell Design & Development
Dave Campbell Design & Development is the result of my skills and interest in web development, as well as my ability to help small business create an informed and strategic online presence.
Serving as a designer, web development, and, in many ways, small business consultant, I have helped my clients create custom, beautiful, and cost-effective online solutions.
Another Best Day
After volunteering in a trash dump community in Nicaragua, I gained a deeper clarity of our world and wanted to create a consistent reminder to make the most of every day.
Another Best Day was originally formed as a personal blog and has since transformed into an online community of writers, a clothing line, and a source of inspiration for thousands of “ABDers”.
Through my involvement in Lacrosse the Nations, I learned a great deal about nonprofits, specifically their programmatic needs and development needs. GivingSomeThing, built in 2011, was an effort to make online giving more tangible and transparent.
Operating like a wedding registry for nonprofits and leveraging the Amazon.com API, online donors used GivingSomeThing to send goods directly to their favorite organizations. We facilitated nearly $100,000 in donated goods for 200 different nonprofits.
Lacrosse the Nations
In January 2009, my senior year of college, I traveled to Managua, Nicaragua with a group of athletes to volunteer in a trash dump community. Following that experience, Lacrosse the Nations was formed to unify the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating joy and opportunity for children in need.
I am a founding Board Member and continue to serve on Both the board, while volunteering with our international and domestic programs.
In 2007, I founded The Bunker, Middlebury College’s student-run, 300-person capacity event and bar space.
Hosting weekly concerts, dances, and events, I lead the renovation of an unused campus space, hired and managed a staff of 25 students, oversaw marketing and planning, and administered our $30,000 annual budget.
B-Lax Lacrosse Company
In 2000, while still attending North Junior High in Boise, Idaho, I founded B-Lax Lacrosse Company, which was Idaho’s first, lacrosse-only, retail store. Leveraging an expertise and passion for the sport, as well as an entrepreneurial instinct, B-Lax outfitted local teams and individuals with equipment, uniforms, and custom strung sticks. We were an official wholesale client for all the major lacrosse manufacturers, including Warrior, Brine, STX, and Cascade.