Mike's Monday Message

The weekly blog about all things AFP and fundraising, led by AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA

Mike GeigerI’m Mike Geiger, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Though I’m the one posting, it’s really your thoughts and views that we'll be posting, as much as mine —it's about the AFP community and the fundraising profession. In fact, we will occasionally feature a post from one of our esteemed colleagues, so keep an eye out for these special articles.

While I do want to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening at AFP, what I really want is to hear from you. So e-mail me your comments, questions, concerns, feedback, and items you think I should be covering.

27 Jun 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Have you seen the latest Giving USA numbers for the year 2021? If not, you can read about them here and here (the latter includes a quote from yours truly ... just saying!). The data is straightforward, but I think there are a few points worth sharing. First, while we were expecting inflation to hit
21 Jun 2022 President's Perspective Blog
If you’ve heard me talk—or read my messages here consistently—you know I think leadership is crucial for the development of the fundraising profession. That’s why we hold AFP LEAD, our leadership conference, every year (it’s October 20 – 22 this year in Houston, Texas, and registration is open), and
13 Jun 2022 President's Perspective Blog
This week, past president - AFP Greater Arizona Chapter, Tina Lopez, CFRE, takes over Mike's message to share how impactful AFP has been on her professional relationships and career success. Being a part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has been integral in my career. Recently I was
06 Jun 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Whew, it’s a busy time! We had an amazing ICON in early May and a very productive Chapter Lobby Week at the end of the month. And the “busy-ness” continues as this week I’ll be attending and speaking at some exciting in-person AFP events. First, it’s Planet Philanthropy, a conference held by all our
31 May 2022 President's Perspective Blog
AFP ICON 2022 was a rousing success in so many ways. It was incredible to see so many of you from across North America and around the world joining us in Las Vegas, May 2 – 4. I’ve heard so many positive comments about what people learned; how inspired you are to get back to your organization and
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