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.

31 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
I just got out of a meeting with our senior leadership and Conference teams and wanted to let you know about a key change to our AFP ICON 2022 registration schedule that will save you money! After considerable and thoughtful discussion, we have decided to extend the Early Bird Registration for AFP
24 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
In my last message of 2021, I talked about appreciation. Fundraisers are in the appreciation business; it’s something you know well. As a way of thanking you for everything you did in 2021 to support your cause and the profession, AFP published a bonus fifth issue of Advancing Philanthropy. I hope
18 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Yesterday, the United States and other countries honored and remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are others who will speak far more eloquently than me about Dr. King and his impact, and I would recommend to you the statement from Dr. Bernice A. King with The King Center in
10 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
You know that feeling … that horrible, gut-wrenching feeling when your solicitation visit ends up going completely the opposite way you hoped it would. The meeting you’ve been planning, strategizing, and rehearsing for weeks on end. Then, just like that … it goes down the tubes. We’ve all had
04 Jan 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2022! I know many of you worked well into the wee hours of New Year’s Eve Day, accounting for year-end contributions, thanking donors and doing everything you could to reach your goal. I hope your 2021 fundraising was a success and you’ve had (or will soon have) an
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