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.

08 May 2018 President's Perspective Blog
AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, discusses AFP values. AFP encourages differing opinions and even pointed criticism. We can learn much from criticism and different perspectives that will make our programs and services more inclusive and effective. While AFP's programs and services adapt
28 Mar 2018 President's Perspective Blog
AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, discusses the Women's Impact Initiative. The Initiative is AFP’s response to a series of issues around the role of women in fundraising, including gender inequity, sexual harassment, and implicit bias.
30 Jan 2018 President's Perspective Blog
AFP President and CEO, Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, discusses AFP's statement regarding sexual harassment/gender equity in the fundraising profession.
10 Jan 2018 President's Perspective Blog
The tax reform bill, and its doubling of the standard deduction, could bring about major changes in giving patterns by mid-level donors and an overall drop in giving—tens of billions of dollars. It may also mean new opportunities in major and corporate giving.
06 Dec 2017 President's Perspective Blog
It's critical for leadership to be in constant touch with local members and understand first-hand the challenges and opportunities they are facing. It’s about understanding the fabric of an organization and why it really matters to members.
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