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.

18 Jan 2021 President's Perspective Blog
In his first message as chair of AFP, Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE, discusses AFP’s new strategic plan for 2021 – 2023, the key pillars in the plan and how it serves as a roadmap for the association’s work in both increasing member value and advancing our most important principles and values. This is
11 Jan 2021 President's Perspective Blog
(As an international association, I’m always sensitive about focusing on events occurring in a particular country. However, the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building last week carries important lessons for countries, people and fundraising around the world.) By their nature
04 Jan 2021 President's Perspective Blog
I’m going to start my first message of 2021 the same way I ended my last message of 2020: #OneAFP. #OneAFP and the AFP Community are phrases I’ve been using a lot lately. They have a number of meanings, but really unify all the things that we want AFP to be, and all of our goals heading into 2021
28 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Well, I said my Dec. 21 Monday Message would be the last you’d hear from me in 2020. But there’s a lot of new and interesting data from two of AFP’s research projects that are I think are worth passing on right now, especially as we’re coming down to the wire on the giving season. On Tuesday, the
21 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
You hear it a lot: Don’t look back. Focus on the future and look ahead. There’s no use dwelling in the past. I have a bias for action and looking to the future, but I do think there are some good reasons to look to the past. We can learn a lot about ourselves and what we’ve been through when we look
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