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.

31 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Last Friday, thousands of people gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., and demand action on police reform and voting right. Yet, just days earlier, Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha
24 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
In recent months, many organizations have been working to establish and share ways to contribute to racial justice. These actions include creating equity within their workplace, identifying and dismantling White-dominant values, and amplifying the voices of Black people and people of color. To
17 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
The beginning of the traditional “giving season” is right around the corner—the last quarter of the year in which the majority of charitable gifts are contributed. This year doesn’t feel like anything close to traditional, of course, and there’s a lot of upcoming factors that may affect giving. Will
10 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Ken Miller, CFRE, past AFP global board member, recalls his first interaction with police officers and how it has impacted his life as a Black man, and what we can do as an AFP community to end prejudice and bias in our society. My name is Ken Miller, CFRE, and I am a past AFP Global board member
03 Aug 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Online meetings have rocketed into our lives because of the pandemic, and they’ve no doubt been a great source of discussion in your personal and professional lives. I’m sure we’ve all said—more times than we can count—how draining video calls can sometimes be. And yet, I find myself excited about
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