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.

23 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Thank You! You can never say thank you enough. That’s a fundamental rule of fundraising for our donors, and it’s applicable to many things in life. And I’m going to follow that rule with my last message of 2021. You may have seen my short video already, thanking you for everything you’ve done for
20 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Bleary eyed, hunched over, and exhausted. This is me, as I write to you. The past year has had its share of highs and lows. And so much change. Some by choice, some without warning, and some well past due. All, however, heightened by the pandemic. Without getting into too much detail, I changed jobs
13 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Over the weekend, the AFP Global Association Board met in-person for the first time in two years here in Virginia for our 2022 planning retreat. I’m so excited about working with our 2022 Association board, led by our chair, Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE. It’s our most diverse board ever, and we looked
06 Dec 2021 President's Perspective Blog
As we enter December, the fundraising profession concludes its National Philanthropy Day and GivingTuesday celebrations and begins, for most of us, the busiest time of the year. Your final year-end plans, messages and giving campaigns are in place and, if not implemented already, are soon to be
29 Nov 2021 President's Perspective Blog
On the eve of this 10th GivingTuesday, I’m lucky to have a bird’s eye view of preparations around the world for this global day of generosity. Charity runs are taking place in Turkey and Ukraine, communities are lighting up landmarks in the Czech Republic and even putting a special spotlight on
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