The President's Perspective Blog

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

15 May 2019 President's Perspective Blog
Over the last few weeks, you might have noticed a number of new articles appearing on the AFP website and in your Daily newsletter. Like Janine Perron’s articles on grant writing . Or this one from Marlene Resnick Simons on donor-advised funds . Or Wayne Olson’s recurring columns , answering
01 May 2019 President's Perspective Blog
One of AFP’s highest priorities is to deliver top-notch, best practice fundraising education. With our mission to advance ethical and effective fundraising, professional education is part of our core. It’s what members of the fundraising community—and those in the nonprofit sector and beyond—look
21 Mar 2019 President's Perspective Blog
The fundraising profession does not exist in a vacuum. We work in the now, the current, and the day-to-day, creating impact even as we deal with the emotions, challenges and opportunities that come from our constant, 24/7 culture and increasingly interconnected world. Many times, this dynamic leads
11 Feb 2019 President's Perspective Blog
The theme of AFP’s work over the past 12 months has been improvement—improving the programming, services, look and spirit of our association. Why? To help you make have impact and create change—in your organization, in your community and in the world. We are changing because you need different
09 Jan 2019 President's Perspective Blog
Last week, I talked about AFP’s key accomplishments from 2018 —our new website, microlearning videos, the Women’s Impact Initiative and AFP Connect, among others—and how they helped you become a better fundraiser, colleague, professional and leader. I hope you had a chance to review that list and
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