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.

13 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Over the weekend, the AFP Global Association Board met in-person for the first time in two years here in Virginia for our 2022 planning retreat. I’m so excited about working with our 2022 Association board, led by our chair, Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE. It’s our most diverse board ever, and we looked
06 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
As we enter December, the fundraising profession concludes its National Philanthropy Day and GivingTuesday celebrations and begins, for most of us, the busiest time of the year. Your final year-end plans, messages and giving campaigns are in place and, if not implemented already, are soon to be
29 Nov 2021 President's Perspective Blog
On the eve of this 10th GivingTuesday, I’m lucky to have a bird’s eye view of preparations around the world for this global day of generosity. Charity runs are taking place in Turkey and Ukraine, communities are lighting up landmarks in the Czech Republic and even putting a special spotlight on
22 Nov 2021 President's Perspective Blog
We’re well into the fourth quarter of the year with the holidays quickly approaching, and that can only mean two things. First, you’re all incredibly busy with giving campaigns related to the holidays, GivingTuesday and the end of the year. And second, your mental wellness may be suffering. If so
15 Nov 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Happy National Philanthropy Day! While celebrations are held throughout the month of November—and in some cases, during different times of the year as well—National Philanthropy Day®, or NPD, is officially recognized on Nov. 15. The day was first acknowledged in the U.S. by President Ronald Reagan
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