ABOUT US

SKIP JOHNSON, WRITER/EDITOR

Skip is a former Marine, a retired newspaperman and author of two nonfiction books.

After graduating from high school, Skip joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He received basic training at Parris Island and combat training at Camp Geiger, then was released from active duty to attend college. He attended Wofford and Brevard colleges before embarking on a career in journalism.

Early in his career Skip was assigned to a nine-man Associated Press team that focused mainly on covering the desegregation of Alabama during the George Wallace-Martin Luther King Jr. era. He won a commendation from AP World magazine for his work.

After five years with the AP, Skip returned to daily newspapers where for the next 25 years he served in a variety of roles.

Writing positions he held include chief political writer and columnist for The Orlando Sentinel; state capital bureau chief and political columnist for The Tampa Tribune; political columnist for Brevard Today; and special assignments writer, feature writer and religion columnist for The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C.

Editorial positions included managing editor of The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Mass., state editor of The Tampa Tribune, city editor of the Herald-Statesman of Yonkers, N.Y., and religion editor of The Post and Courier.

While feature writer and, later, religion editor of The Post and Courier, Skip focused on covering society’s most downtrodden people and the organizations that serve them. During that five-year period, his articles won 10 awards from the South Carolina Press Association.

After he retired Skip wrote two nonfiction books: TheGospel of Yeshua: A Fresh Look at the Life and Teaching of Jesus, which won nationwide praise from secular and religion reviewers alike (available on amazon.com); and Charleston: The Brief History of a Remarkable City, a self-published book intended primarily for tourists.

Inspired by his experiences working among forgotten people while a feature writer and religion editor, Skip took several relevant courses in copywriting and founded AllGood Copywriting Service in 2018 so he could use his talents to help organizations that help the downtrodden.

In 2019 he partnered with Todd Chas, a seasoned expert in the fields of grant writing and website design, in order to expand the services he offers to his clients. At that time they changed the business’s name from AllGood Copywriting Service to AllGood Copywriting & More!

Skip has been married to his wife, Sue, for more than 50 years. They have two married daughters and four grandsons, and they live in Charleston.

Although Skip is nearing 80 years of age, he is as involved and energetic as he was at 30.

 

TODD CHAS, EDITOR/TECH SERVICES

Todd has two decades of experience helping local organizations develop in positive and effective ways. He is a professional educator, grantwriter, nonprofit consultant and volunteer with a deep commitment to meaningful community development.

He also has a strong background in both technology and media which he has put to use as the founder of CharlestonGOOD.com, a collaborative community media project that supports positive people, projects, and possibilities in the Lowcountry.

After working for the Coastal Community Foundation, where he gained an insider’s perspective on what drives grantmakers, Todd embarked on a nonprofit consulting career that has allowed him to provide even more hands-on support to community organizations and individuals working to make Charleston a better place for us all.

Todd is also no stranger to more complex institutional collaborations. He spent a year working for the College of Charleston’s Center for Cultural Diversity where he developed and supported community programs and served as a liaison between students and local groups.

In addition to CharlestonGOOD, Todd is the co-founder (with Muhiyiddin d’Baja) of the #Goodsharing Movement, and (with Germaine Jenkins) of Fresh Future Farm.