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.

08 Nov 2021 President's Perspective Blog
November 2021 marks my four-year anniversary of joining AFP Global. The AFP Global team and our amazing volunteers have achieved many accomplishments during that time, including a new website, new programs and initiatives on fundraising, leadership development and IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity
01 Nov 2021 President's Perspective Blog
As we leave October and Ethics Awareness Month behind and head into November, the fundraising community switches focus. We continue to respect, abide by and celebrate ethics throughout the year—not just in October—but in November we emphasize two other key aspects of charitable fundraising
25 Oct 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Last week, one of the most amazing things happened, something that we used to take for granted. Three hundred fundraisers met—in-person!—in Indianapolis, Indiana, for AFP LEAD, our conference focused on all aspects of leadership for the fundraising profession. We had attendees from Canada, Mexico
18 Oct 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Many years ago, during my children’s early school-age days, I learned about fundraising. I mean, pretty much everything the kids were exposed to required them (read: ME) to raise money in order for them to participate. This concept is what I have learned: Many of us consider philanthropy as
11 Oct 2021 President's Perspective Blog
You may not recall, but in early 2020 (remember back then?), I started talking about the next 10 years being the decade of fundraising leadership. This would be the decade when fundraisers would rightly take their place as leaders in the nonprofit world. Now, admittedly, a couple of things happened
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