This week on #Grantchat Ephraim Gopin is leading us in a discussion on communications and grants.
Ephraim is currently the Director of Communications for Support the Girls, a national organization that collects and distributes bras and feminine hygiene products to girls and women experiencing homelessness. Ephraim has many years of experience in the nonprofit world. He has served nonprofits as a CEO, grant writer, fundraiser, alumni director, event planner, PR/comms/marketing director and of course: fireman. Ephraim loves 80s pop rock and culture, is a huge fan of Boston sports teams, has seen the movie Airplane over 100 times but that’s not important right now.
Q1: Do you know what a Director of Communications at an NGO does? #grantchat
Q2: Does the nonprofit you work for (or ones you consult for) have a Dir of Comms or Marketing? #grantchat
Q3: What % of family foundations do you think have a website? What % have a Dir. of Comms? #grantchat
Q4: Do foundations research prospective grantees? #grantchat
Q5: If a fdn did a Google search of your org, without looking- do you know what they’d find out/what search results would show? #grantchat
Q6: Have you ever received a grant which had a media component- you must mention the fdn in media hits etc? #grantchat
Q7: Foundation conditions you getting a grant on your ability to push partnership out to media- would you be able to do so? #grantchat
Q8: What 1 component of external communications does your org do best and which 1 is lacking? #grantchat
Q9: What’s the best way to approach a reporter to cover a story/event about your org? #grantchat
Q10: If there’s one media outlet you wish would write/post/showcase your org, which outlet would it be? #grantchat
Guests: Ephraim Gopin @fundraisinisfun