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.

21 Jun 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Two important pieces of research came out last week, and looking at both, you’d be inclined to think that fundraising and the U.S. charitable sector are doing well. GivingUSA 2021, produced by the GivingUSA Foundation and researched by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at
14 Jun 2021 President's Perspective Blog
My post is going to be a little shorter than usual because all of us here at AFP Global are busy working away on AFP ICON Virtual 2021—which kicks off two weeks from today! Almost 1,400 of your colleagues have already registered for this event, and I hope to see you there as well. I was in Florida
07 Jun 2021 President's Perspective Blog
As a working mother, like many, this past year has challenged me like never before. And even though the world is reverting back to “normal” a little more each day, I feel like the strains and challenges of being a working mother continue on. In March 2020, with three school-aged children, one with
01 Jun 2021 President's Perspective Blog
There are many reasons to celebrate LGBTQ+ people this Pride Month—and every month. We’re fabulous! As AFP members I think we can all especially celebrate – and potentially even harness – the LGBTQ+ community’s likelihood to be more philanthropic. I certainly consider fabulous and philanthropic to
24 May 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month occurs throughout May to recognize the contributions and influence of Asians and Pacific Islander to the history, culture, and achievements of many countries, including the United States. But it didn’t always feel like a cause for celebration for me
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