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.

17 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
The beginning of the traditional “giving season” is right around the corner—the last quarter of the year in which the majority of charitable gifts are contributed. This year doesn’t feel like anything close to traditional, of course, and there’s a lot of upcoming factors that may affect giving. Will
10 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Ken Miller, CFRE, past AFP global board member, recalls his first interaction with police officers and how it has impacted his life as a Black man, and what we can do as an AFP community to end prejudice and bias in our society. My name is Ken Miller, CFRE, and I am a past AFP Global board member
03 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Online meetings have rocketed into our lives because of the pandemic, and they’ve no doubt been a great source of discussion in your personal and professional lives. I’m sure we’ve all said—more times than we can count—how draining video calls can sometimes be. And yet, I find myself excited about
27 Jul 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Armando, Zumaya, long-time fundraiser, presenter and advocate for LatinX philanthropy, takes over Mike’s Monday Message and talks about the importance of fundraising and donor prospect research in creating a more diverse and equitable nonprofit world. All over the nation, people are calling out the
22 Jun 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the most important social justice movement in decades, we all know that fundraising has to go on. Our work has changed dramatically, but its importance has not. In fact, judging from my conversations with members, the importance of our work has only
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