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    fitting the issue to my persona

    Morton (who does philanthropy law for athletes) introduced me to "philanthropy branding"--fitting the issue to my persona. "It's what you need to do if you want to have impact now," he said. "Angelina Jolie: refugees. Bono: AIDS. George Clooney: Darfur." Joel Stein: the overeducated elite.
    (Sweet Charity
    By Joel Stein Monday, Dec. 03, 2012)

    fitting is a partiicple, am I right?
    Do I correctly understand that fit smth to smb means "show smb the ropes", "put smb in the picture" ?
    Thank you


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    Re: fitting the issue to my persona

    As an NES but not a teacher, I would personally read "fitting the issue to my persona" as meaning "matching the issue to my persona".

    Hope this helps
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    Re: fitting the issue to my persona

    Is that something like
    Morton advised him how to create his "(public) image" ("Joel Stein: the overeducated elite")
    or
    Morton helped him to understand the issue better
    or something else? :)

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    Re: fitting the issue to my persona

    No. It's like matching:

    a) the issue that the charity promotes with
    b) your persona.

    For a definition of "persona", see:

    persona - definition of persona by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    per·so·na - noun.

    3. pl. personas
    The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.

    Regards
    R21

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