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.

21 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today I want to share an update on AFP’s work in the diversity, inclusion and equity space. We’ve taken another step forward—a small step perhaps, but an important one—related to the posting of salary ranges with job postings. In 2018, AFP Global began requiring salary ranges for our internal jobs
14 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
If there’s ever been a year that we needed leadership, it’s 2020. The combination of challenges we’ve had to navigate, the people we’ve need to reassure and inspire, the vision and resilience that has been required to stick to goals and principles—all of these have required strong, capable
08 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Raising funds and creating impact is how fundraisers help people and their communities. To get better at raising funds, we take courses, listen to webinars, work with our mentors and so much more. But there are other ways we can help ourselves when it comes to raising funds, and one critical way is
31 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Last Friday, thousands of people gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., and demand action on police reform and voting right. Yet, just days earlier, Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha
24 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
In recent months, many organizations have been working to establish and share ways to contribute to racial justice. These actions include creating equity within their workplace, identifying and dismantling White-dominant values, and amplifying the voices of Black people and people of color. To
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