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.

09 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
In September, I told you about a new kind of survey that AFP was launching: The Fundraising Confidence Survey. The survey wasn’t about collecting more data on giving, but rather, it was focused on you—the fundraiser and your attitudes and confidence right now. It was designed to be a short survey
02 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
More than two years ago, I announced that we would be posting salary ranges for all open AFP jobs. Then this past September, I announced that we would require salary ranges on all positions posted on our AFP Global Board, effective Nov. 1. You can read about why we made the change here in my earlier
26 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
With everything going on over the past few weeks, including AFP LEAD, our board meetings and the beginning of the fourth quarter “giving season,” I wanted to be sure I didn’t forget an important piece of research that came out from AFP a couple of weeks ago. It’s our second quarter AFP Fundraising
19 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Last week was incredible! We had an amazing leadership conference on Wednesday and Thursday—AFP LEAD VIRTUAL attracted over 420 people, a record number. If you didn’t get a chance to experience 12 great educational sessions and two extraordinary keynote speakers—Edgar Villanueva and Chef Jose Andres
12 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
We’re just two days away from our annual fundraising leadership conference: AFP LEAD VIRTUAL. It’s going to be an incredible online event featuring some amazing presenters and two extraordinary keynote speakers: Edgar Villanueva and Chef José Andrés. By tuning in, you’ll also have the opportunity to
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