Connected: Understanding the Opinion Page

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

CONNECTED - Offers six exclusive virtual sessions led by members of The Post and Courier team to help build relationships with the leaders of communities they aim to serve.

This month Rick Nelson, Editorial Page Editor, and Cindi Ross Scoppe, Editorial Writer, will join us to discuss the Opinion Page and the difference between news and editorials and facts and opinions. They will review the use of Letters to the Editor, Commentary and Editorials. What's the intent of each tool and when to use which to advance your message.

Come ready with your questions. Engagement will be our objective.

All session are free of charge and are limited only to current Together SC members, including their staff and board.

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Next Session:

  • March 16 – Honing Your Message - Press Releases and Marketing that Work

Attendees (73)

Jordan Amaker

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lowcountry Local First

Cherise Arrendale

Strategic Initiatives and Communications Manager

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Bushnell Brunson

Communications & Membership Coordinator

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Steven Burritt

Regional Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Megan Byron

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Phillip Clark

CEO/Executive Director

Just Say Something

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Christine Ellis

Deputy Director

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Kerri Forrest

Lowcountry Program Director

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps to School Readiness

Elizabeth Hamilton


James Island Outreach

Abby Harwell

Director of Communications

United Way of the Piedmont

Mary Dell Hayes

Principal Consultant

Together SC

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Amelia Holcombe

Program Associate

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Rebecca Jacobson

Executive Director

Smokefree SC

Cindy Johnson

Executive Director

Camp Happy Days, Inc.

Lelia King

Executive Director

Build Carolina

Paige Knowlson

Executive Director

Pattisons Academy

Dan Krosse

Media / Marketing Consultant

Charleston Animal Society

Alice Lang

Grants Coordinator

SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation

Lisa Larson


Just Say Something

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

South Carolina Association of Habitat for Humanity

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Lisa Maronie

General Communications Director

Institute for Child Success

Sue Martin

Executive Director

Hemophilia of South Carolina

Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

GP McLeer

Executive Director

South Carolina Arts Alliance

Evan McLeod

Volunteer & Donation Coordinator

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Alex Moore

VP of Brand Experience

United Way of the Piedmont

Marie-Louise Moreto


Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

Jessica Munday


Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO)

Rhonda Obanion

Manager, Media Relations

Dominion Energy

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Maya Pack

Executive Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Dolly Patton

Executive Director

Saluda Shoals Foundation

Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

Karen Quadrio

Chief Development Officer

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Brooke Robertson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neue South Collective

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Anne Salley

Director O Marketing

Smith Medical Clinic

Beth Shaull

Senior Director of Operations

SC Thrive

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

Erskine Theological Seminary

Holly Shinn

Communications Director

SC Community Loan Fund

Steve Skardon

Executive Director

Palmetto Project

Madelyn Smith

Operations and Volunteers Director

Home Works of America, Inc.

Diane Smock

Community volunteer (former elected official)

Community volunteer

Jaleh Snell

Managing Member

SC Gas Tax Credit App, LLC

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

Ellen Stevenson

Nonprofit Consultant

Hispanic Alliance

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Tom Swanciger

Executive Director

Father to Father, Inc.

Erica Teal

Communications Coordinator

Children's Cancer Partners

Nancy Tolson

Asst. Dir. African American Studies

University of South Carolina

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning

Mary Black Foundation

Ann Warner


Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Macy Whitener

Communications Coordinator

Arras Foundation

Janie Williams


Reid Chapel AME Church/V.V. Reid School

6 Other Registered Attendees

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