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.

25 Sep 2023 President's Perspective Blog
In this video Mike's Monday Message, Mike shares AFP's plans for Ethics Awareness Month 2023 and how you can "see yourself in ethical fundraising".
18 Sep 2023 President's Perspective Blog
Como muchos de ustedes saben, disfruto un buen chiste bobo, así que cuando vi el título de uno de los seminarios gratuitos en red (webinars) patrocinados por AFP, me reí, y luego me arrepentí por no haberlo pensado primero. El seminario se llamó “El Pollito Asustadizo Llamó… Y Quiere que le Regresen
18 Sep 2023 President's Perspective Blog
As many of you know, I love a good dad joke, so when I saw the title of one of last week’s AFP complimentary sponsored webinars, I laughed, and then kicked myself for not being the one to think of it. The webinar was called “Chicken Little Called…And She Wants Her Headlines Back” . The purpose of
11 Sep 2023 President's Perspective Blog
Can advocacy make you a better fundraiser? Yes, it can! And AFP’s annual U.S. Lobby Week, where we lend support to relevant legislation which will benefit fundraisers and the nonprofit industry, is three weeks away: October 2-6, 2023. This year, we’re primarily focused on restoring and expanding the
05 Sep 2023 President's Perspective Blog
It may not feel like it yet in D.C. with temperatures still well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but yesterday marked the unofficial end of summer here in the U.S. – Labor Day. I promise Mike’s Monday Message hasn’t been replaced with Mike’s Tuesday History Lesson, but I do want to reflect briefly on
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