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.

17 May 2021 President's Perspective Blog
As I sit on the beach and write this, I think about the grains of sand, each tiny one unique and diverse, small and seemingly insignificant. But when collected into one body, these grains of sand create stunningly beautiful beaches. In Hawaii, these beaches sustain and define us. They bring us
10 May 2021 President's Perspective Blog
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the numbers for those affected by mental health conditions are just staggering. One in four people worldwide will be affected by mental disorders, and roughly 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions—including many in the charitable sector
02 May 2021 President's Perspective Blog
I’ve been thinking a lot about representation lately, especially in the context of IDEA—Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access. Whom do we represent, and how do we represent them? And in some cases, are we representing people at all, or representing them in the right way? For me, the key idea is
26 Apr 2021 President's Perspective Blog
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads are equal in value no matter what their color.” - Dr. Maya Angelou The Alford Group celebrates Diversity year-round and believes that diversity as a value in practice and principle should be
19 Apr 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Given that we are a community of fundraisers and rely heavily on volunteers, you are probably aware that it is National Volunteer Week. But…just in case, not only do I want to recognize this week, but I also want to celebrate the many volunteers for AFP and their countless contributions to our
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