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.

19 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Last week was incredible! We had an amazing leadership conference on Wednesday and Thursday—AFP LEAD VIRTUAL attracted over 420 people, a record number. If you didn’t get a chance to experience 12 great educational sessions and two extraordinary keynote speakers—Edgar Villanueva and Chef Jose Andres
12 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
We’re just two days away from our annual fundraising leadership conference: AFP LEAD VIRTUAL. It’s going to be an incredible online event featuring some amazing presenters and two extraordinary keynote speakers: Edgar Villanueva and Chef José Andrés. By tuning in, you’ll also have the opportunity to
05 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
It’s October, and that means the fundraising community is celebrating Ethics Awareness Month! And I do mean celebrating—because ethics is the cornerstone of fundraising. Ethics allows us to do all the amazing work we do—especially in this challenging time where our efforts are so critical with so
28 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today, AFP is launching a project that I’ve been very excited about for some time: our new Fundraising Confidence Survey. One of the things that I’m often asked when I talk with chapters or members is, how are we doing? What’s the state of the sector? How are fundraisers feeling? What’s interesting
21 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today I want to share an update on AFP’s work in the diversity, inclusion and equity space. We’ve taken another step forward—a small step perhaps, but an important one—related to the posting of salary ranges with job postings. In 2018, AFP Global began requiring salary ranges for our internal jobs
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