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)

Abby Harwell

Communications Specialist VISTA

United Way of the Piedmont

Alex Moore

United Way of the Piedmont

Alice Lang

Grants Coordinator

SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation

Amelia Holcombe

Program Associate

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Ann Warner


Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Anne Salley

Director O Marketing

Smith Medical Clinic

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Beth Shaull

Senior Director of Operations

SC Thrive

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Bushnell Brunson

Communications & Membership Coordinator

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Cherise Arrendale

Strategic Initiatives and Communications Manager

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Christine Ellis

Deputy Director

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Cindy Johnson

Executive Director

Camp Happy Days, Inc.

Dan Krosse

Media / Marketing Consultant

Charleston Animal Society

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services

Diane Smock

Community volunteer (former elected official)

Community volunteer

Dolly Patton

Executive Director

Saluda Shoals Foundation

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Elizabeth Hamilton

Administrative Officer

James Island Outreach

Ellen Stevenson

Nonprofit Consultant

Hispanic Alliance

Erica Teal

Communications Coordinator

Children's Cancer Partners

Evan McLeod

Volunteer & Donation Coordinator

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

GP McLeer

Executive Director

South Carolina Arts Alliance

Holly Shinn

Communications Director

SC Community Loan Fund

Jaleh Snell

Managing Member

SC Gas Tax Credit App, LLC

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Janie Williams


Reid Chapel AME Church/V.V. Reid School

Jessica Munday


Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO)

Jordan Amaker

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lowcountry Local First


Director of Development & Marketing

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Kerri Forrest

Lowcountry Program Director

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

Erskine Theological Seminary

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Lelia King

Executive Director

Build Carolina

Lisa Larson


Just Say Something

Lisa Maronie

Communications Associate

Institute for Child Success

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Macy Whitener

Communications Coordinator

Arras Foundation

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Madelyn Smith

Operations and Volunteers Director

Home Works of America, Inc.

Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

Marie-Louise Moreto


Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Mary Dell Hayes

Principal Consultant

Together SC

Maya Pack

Executive Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Megan Byron

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

South Carolina Association of Habitat for Humanity

Nancy Tolson

Asst. Dir. African American Studies

University of South Carolina

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning

Mary Black Foundation

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Paige Knowlson

Executive Director

Pattisons Academy

Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Quinn Hayes

Director of Women in Philanthropy

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Rebecca Jacobson

Executive Director

Smokefree SC

Rhonda Obanion

Manager, Media Relations

Dominion Energy

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps to School Readiness

Steve Skardon

Executive Director

Palmetto Project

Steven Burritt

Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Sue Martin

Executive Director

Hemophilia of South Carolina

Tom Swanciger

Executive Director

Father to Father, Inc.

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

6 Other Registered Attendees

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