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.

30 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
It’s been quite the fall, hasn’t it? We’ve gone from Ethics Awareness Month in October to National Philanthropy Day in November, with Giving Tuesday still to be celebrated tomorrow—to say nothing of the elections in the U.S. and the continued pressure of working in a pandemic. And now here we are
23 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Last week on Twitter, I introduced a new made up word on Twitter and was interested to see what people thought of it. The word was “privilanthropy,” a combination of “privilege” and “philanthropy.” It’s hardly a new concept, of course, but as we see more and more major gifts making up a larger
16 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today, AFP releases our latest Compensation and Benefits Report covering both salaries and benefits in the fundraising position for 2019, along with new data on the demographics of fundraisers, job satisfaction and other issues. I’m going to talk about the U.S. data today, and here is the Canada
09 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
In September, I told you about a new kind of survey that AFP was launching: The Fundraising Confidence Survey. The survey wasn’t about collecting more data on giving, but rather, it was focused on you—the fundraiser and your attitudes and confidence right now. It was designed to be a short survey
02 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
More than two years ago, I announced that we would be posting salary ranges for all open AFP jobs. Then this past September, I announced that we would require salary ranges on all positions posted on our AFP Global Board, effective Nov. 1. You can read about why we made the change here in my earlier
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