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.

04 Mar 2022 President's Perspective Blog
March 1st marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of women’s history in the United States and several countries around the world. It’s a time when we reflect on and honor the women who have made significant strides to help move the needle toward equality and close the equity gap. Though we
28 Feb 2022 President's Perspective Blog
I’m proud to announce that AFP will be holding its second annual Chapter Lobby Week later this year, May 23 – 27. During that week, we’re encouraging our U.S. chapters to visit with at least one member of Congress and advocate for the profession on key public policy issues. We had such great success
22 Feb 2022 President's Perspective Blog
If you’ve been watching some of the fundraising news lately (and if you haven’t, that’s okay, that’s what AFP is here for!), you might be wondering if there really ever was a pandemic that affected charitable giving. Blackbaud’s just released Charitable Giving Report showed a 9% increase in overall
11 Feb 2022 President's Perspective Blog
It’s Valentine’s Day, and I know a lot of fundraisers will be practicing #donorlove today and working on cultivating and strengthening relationships with supporters. At AFP, we want to express #AFPmemberlove today—appreciation and thanks for all the members of the AFP community. The work you do, the
07 Feb 2022 President's Perspective Blog
When I transitioned from the corporate world to the nonprofit world, I did not see a lot of people who looked like me. However, I worked for an organization that welcomed me with open arms. The executive director took a chance on me when I received my first fundraising position. He told me with my
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