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.

11 Oct 2021 President's Perspective Blog
You may not recall, but in early 2020 (remember back then?), I started talking about the next 10 years being the decade of fundraising leadership. This would be the decade when fundraisers would rightly take their place as leaders in the nonprofit world. Now, admittedly, a couple of things happened
04 Oct 2021 President's Perspective Blog
If it’s October, it must be Ethics Awareness Month! How important is ethics in fundraising? Welllllll, one of THE most important reasons AFP was founded in 1960 was to create a code of ethics for the fundraising profession. Our founders believed and wrote into AFP’s Articles of Incorporation that
27 Sep 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Ana Marie Argilagos, president and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy, shares how her organization is working to close the gap for Latinx people in philanthropy through internal learning programs that are helping to create a pipeline of Latinx leaders and produce greater Latinx representation
20 Sep 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated this year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and we started on Wednesday with an insightful and passionate piece by Armando Zumaya. I encourage you to read it if you haven’t already. Armando provides some great data and a powerful argument about the work we all need to
13 Sep 2021 President's Perspective Blog
We recently received a message from our New Orleans Chapter letting us know how they—and the city—were doing in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The news isn’t great. Caitlan Scanlan, the president of the chapter, has suspended all chapter functions for the foreseeable future, with most of the metro area
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