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.

18 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Yesterday, the United States and other countries honored and remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are others who will speak far more eloquently than me about Dr. King and his impact, and I would recommend to you the statement from Dr. Bernice A. King with The King Center in
10 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
You know that feeling … that horrible, gut-wrenching feeling when your solicitation visit ends up going completely the opposite way you hoped it would. The meeting you’ve been planning, strategizing, and rehearsing for weeks on end. Then, just like that … it goes down the tubes. We’ve all had
04 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2022! I know many of you worked well into the wee hours of New Year’s Eve Day, accounting for year-end contributions, thanking donors and doing everything you could to reach your goal. I hope your 2021 fundraising was a success and you’ve had (or will soon have) an
23 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Thank You! You can never say thank you enough. That’s a fundamental rule of fundraising for our donors, and it’s applicable to many things in life. And I’m going to follow that rule with my last message of 2021. You may have seen my short video already, thanking you for everything you’ve done for
20 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Bleary eyed, hunched over, and exhausted. This is me, as I write to you. The past year has had its share of highs and lows. And so much change. Some by choice, some without warning, and some well past due. All, however, heightened by the pandemic. Without getting into too much detail, I changed jobs
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