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.

21 Nov 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Let me start by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for your commitment to ethical and effective fundraising. Thank you for your commitment to the AFP community and all who are a part of it. Thank you for your commitment to your causes and the people on whose behalf you work so tirelessly. It has been a
14 Nov 2022 President's Perspective Blog
While celebrations are held throughout the month of November—and in some cases, during different times of the year—National Philanthropy Day®, or NPD for short, is officially recognized tomorrow on Nov. 15. The day was first acknowledged in the U.S. by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 through a
07 Nov 2022 President's Perspective Blog
In September 2020, AFP led our sector once again (and encouraged others to follow suit) by requiring salary ranges and accepting lived experience as the equal of institutional education on all our job postings. Here’s the link to that statement. When we implemented this requirement on our job board
07 Nov 2022 President's Perspective Blog
En septiembre de 2020, AFP encabezó nuestro sector una vez más (y alentó a otros a seguir el ejemplo) al requerir rangos salariales y aceptar la experiencia vivida como equivalente a educación institucional en todas las ofertas de empleo. Aquí está la liga a esa declaración. Cuando implementamos
31 Oct 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Even though we’re more than a week past AFP LEAD 2022, I’m still deep in thought about leadership and unpacking so many valuable lessons and stimulating conversations. Much of that has to do with my own personal experience with many of you in Houston, but it also has to do with so much work we still
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