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.

23 May 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Fundraisers, by their very nature, look outward. We look out at communities and see needs that must be met. We inspire donors and volunteers to our causes to help meet those needs. We cultivate external relationships with businesses, foundations, and others, helping them leverage their knowledge
16 May 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Today, we’re releasing the final report in our Fundraising Workplace Climate project, Speaking Truth to Power in Fundraising: A Toolkit. One of the first projects I helped lead as president and CEO of AFP was the development of our 2018 sexual harassment survey conducted in partnership with The
11 May 2022 President's Perspective Blog
A week ago today, after three long years, I walked onto the main stage at ICON and thanked our approximately 3,000 attendees for coming to Las Vegas and AFP ICON 2022. It was an incredible experience without a doubt. It’s hard to express how much excitement I felt walking through the MGM Grand
25 Apr 2022 President's Perspective Blog
A week from now, three thousand fundraisers will be coming together for the first time in three years at the largest gathering of our profession in the world: AFP ICON 2022. It’s been three years since we last met in person! I hope I’ll see you there (I mean, you HAVE registered, right?). It’s going
18 Apr 2022 President's Perspective Blog
We are celebrating National Volunteer Week this week here in the U.S., and it’s being celebrated in Canada next week. National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate volunteers, recognize their impact and encourage volunteerism in our communities. So, this is probably where you’re thinking, oh, okay
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