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.

27 Mar 2023 President's Perspective Blog
We are now just three weeks away from AFP ICON 2023 in New Orleans! While preparations for this event are in full swing, we also have one eye on 2024 as the call for session proposals for next year’s Toronto event have just opened! I wanted to dedicate this week’s message to this call for proposals
20 Mar 2023 President's Perspective Blog
On March 7, AFP launched our new Salesforce-based membership database! For the most part, this transition has been a success, but with any major technology change comes a few bumps in the road, so I want to take a moment up front, to acknowledge those and to thank you for your patience. Converting
20 Mar 2023 President's Perspective Blog
El 7 de Marzo AFP lanzó la nueva base de datos, basada en la tecnología de Salesforce! En su mayoría la transición ha sido un éxito, pero como sucede con todos los cambios importantes en tecnología, también hemos tenido algunos obstáculos en el camino, por lo que quiero reconocer de manera directa y
16 Mar 2023 President's Perspective Blog
Comunidad. Es una palabra que usamos a menudo en AFP para describir nuestra unión de profesionistas en procuración de fondos. Durante la pandemia, le dimos prioridad a la comunidad, compartiendo con ustedes todo lo que estuvimos haciendo para mantener los contactos, y asegurar que nuestro sentido de
13 Mar 2023 President's Perspective Blog
As many of you know, AFP has made IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and access) a key part of our mission and something we try to incorporate into all of our work. Today, I want to focus on that last letter of IDEA — Access. Accessibility is an aspect of IDEA that is often overlooked in
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