Communications are key to achieving the goals of the SCNPS:
- To Educate and inform the importance of native plants
- To support efforts to protect habitats and endangered species
- To encourage the use of native plants in public and private landscaping
- To promote the commercial availability of native plant materials
Several positions have opened up in our Upstate Communications Team and we’re looking for a variety of skill sets to contribute to this important program.
Publicity Chair: Due to Covid 19 we are currently without a Publicity Chair on the Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to help convey the important conservation message to the Upstate community and keep our friends abreast of SCNPS Upstate activities. The job involves developing relationships volunteer writers and photographers to create meaningful and timely articles, and orchestrating the distribution by the various media outlets including press releases, e-mail notices, newsletter, social media, and print. There’s plenty of room for growth and innovation. Let your communication skills and creativity take wing and realize the satisfaction of making an exponentially beneficial impact on your community!.
Newsletter Editor: Keith Manchester has been our Editor of the printed newsletter ‘Upstate Happenings’ for the past 10 months and we appreciate his willingness to take on and learn the job. Keith has a new paying job which he needs to focus his time and energy so he’ll be leaving us after the December newsletter. We’re sorry to see him go, but grateful for his contribution and we wish him well in his new endeavors. We all do what we can, and now it’s time for someone else’s turn!
More Opportunities: The two important positions above are considered key to the Upstate Media Team, but other talents and contributions are needed. Other skill sets that would complement the Upstate Media Team would include an assistant editor for the newsletter, a new social media editor, a graphic artist, an Upstate website editor, a photo/video editor, just for example. Experience in a variety of software platforms would also be helpful, and we’re currently utilizing WordPress, InDesign, MailChimp, Squarespace, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Keith and others are here to help you get started. Remember; it’s not about how much time you have, it’s about how you can help with the time you do have.
We hope to have piqued your interest, and if so, please contact our Upstate Chapter President Virginia Meador to discuss.