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.

14 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
If you’ve spent at least a few years in the profession, you’ve probably served as a mentor to someone. Maybe you decided to take a younger or less experienced professional under your wing, or perhaps you have just been helping people throughout your career whenever they come to you. Thank you for
07 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today, we’re launching Early Bird Registration for AFP ICON 2021, our international conference, June 28 – 30, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s a little later in the year than usual, and you might be wondering what AFP ICON is going to look like in 2021 and why we’re launching now. So, here’s the
30 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
It’s been quite the fall, hasn’t it? We’ve gone from Ethics Awareness Month in October to National Philanthropy Day in November, with Giving Tuesday still to be celebrated tomorrow—to say nothing of the elections in the U.S. and the continued pressure of working in a pandemic. And now here we are
23 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Last week on Twitter, I introduced a new made up word on Twitter and was interested to see what people thought of it. The word was “privilanthropy,” a combination of “privilege” and “philanthropy.” It’s hardly a new concept, of course, but as we see more and more major gifts making up a larger
16 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today, AFP releases our latest Compensation and Benefits Report covering both salaries and benefits in the fundraising position for 2019, along with new data on the demographics of fundraisers, job satisfaction and other issues. I’m going to talk about the U.S. data today, and here is the Canada
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