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.

27 Feb 2023 President's Perspective Blog
On March 7 (next week!!!), AFP will launch a new membership database. This project is something that has been in the works for a long time, behind the scenes, so I’m very excited to finally be able to share our progress with you. AFP relies on our member database to help us provide you with the best
21 Feb 2023 President's Perspective Blog
This week I’m happy to takeover Mike’s Message to share a little bit about my journey into fundraising and reflect on AFP’s commitment to IDEA - where we’ve been and where we’re headed. I’ve been an AFP member for over 30 years, however, I may never have gotten involved with AFP, let alone stayed in
13 Feb 2023 President's Perspective Blog
Community. It’s a word we use a lot at AFP to describe our coalition of fundraising professionals. During the pandemic, we put community at the forefront, sharing with you all that we were doing to maintain connections, and ensure that our sense of community endured in a virtual environment. As we
30 Jan 2023 President's Perspective Blog
Con un nuevo año vienen nuevos retos y nuevas metas para cualquier procurador de fondos. Quizá a usted le interese atraer a la nueva generación de donantes. Quizá se enfoque a cultivar donativos de mayor importancia. Quizá aspire a obtener su CFRE (siglas en inglés de Certificación como Ejecutivo en
30 Jan 2023 President's Perspective Blog
With a new year comes new challenges and new goals for any fundraiser. Maybe you’re interested in attracting the next generation of donors. Maybe you’re focused on cultivating major gifts. Maybe you’re aspiring to earn your CFRE this year. The great thing (or I should say, ONE of the great things)
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