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.

05 Oct 2020 President's Perspective Blog
It’s October, and that means the fundraising community is celebrating Ethics Awareness Month! And I do mean celebrating—because ethics is the cornerstone of fundraising. Ethics allows us to do all the amazing work we do—especially in this challenging time where our efforts are so critical with so
28 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today, AFP is launching a project that I’ve been very excited about for some time: our new Fundraising Confidence Survey. One of the things that I’m often asked when I talk with chapters or members is, how are we doing? What’s the state of the sector? How are fundraisers feeling? What’s interesting
21 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today I want to share an update on AFP’s work in the diversity, inclusion and equity space. We’ve taken another step forward—a small step perhaps, but an important one—related to the posting of salary ranges with job postings. In 2018, AFP Global began requiring salary ranges for our internal jobs
14 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
If there’s ever been a year that we needed leadership, it’s 2020. The combination of challenges we’ve had to navigate, the people we’ve need to reassure and inspire, the vision and resilience that has been required to stick to goals and principles—all of these have required strong, capable
08 Sep 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Raising funds and creating impact is how fundraisers help people and their communities. To get better at raising funds, we take courses, listen to webinars, work with our mentors and so much more. But there are other ways we can help ourselves when it comes to raising funds, and one critical way is
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