Question Preview: If I Were a Rich Man

This week on Grantchat, we are welcoming Ephraim Gopin.

This week we took a quick poll on the Grantchat Facebook Group  and asked the community what roles in philanthropy would they rather hold.  There was a definite winner in the poll! (Yes, there is a new group and please join!  BONUS: We post the check in question early Tuesday mornings before the Twitter chat.)

Ephraim Gopin has a wealth of experience in the nonprofit field and is a marketing and communications expert. He has been a CEO, grant writer, event organizer, alumni director, fundraiser, director of PR and marketing and more. Additionally, Ephraim “sat on the other side of the table” as communications director for a private family foundation. Ephraim has a BA in Psychology and an MBA from Boston University. Although he lives in Israel, he loves networking with nonprofit workers and consultants around the world- especially via Twitter! Feel free to connect with him there: @fundraisinisfun

GrantChat Questions:

Q1: How do you define the word “philanthropist”?  #grantchat

Q2: Would you want to sit on the other side of the table- be a philanthropist/head of foundation (distributing funds)? #grantchat

Q3: Do you think that being a philanthropist/managing a foundation is a full-time job? #grantchat

Q4: Should philanthropists/head of foundation be on social media? Quiet or vocal advocacy? #grantchat

Q5: You are head of a foundation. What fields/services do you support and why?  #grantchat

Q6: Would you support program overhead? Full support or partial (15% anyone?)?  #grantchat

Q7: If you started a foundation, what would you do to make it unique (as opposed to copying what others are already doing)?  #grantchat

Q8: You have all the $$$ you need. Do you create/fund programs solo or partner w/ other foundations? #grantchat

Q9:  Which philanthropist/foundation would you model your charity work after? #grantchat

Q10: If you could ask a foundation head ANY question- w/o fear of consequences- what would it be?  #grantchat

The Grantchat Team is looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat Guest: Ephraim Gopin (@fundraisinisfun) @Host: Jo Miller, GPC (@jm_grants) Sponsored by SmartEGrants.com (@smartegrants)
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