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.

27 Jul 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Armando, Zumaya, long-time fundraiser, presenter and advocate for LatinX philanthropy, takes over Mike’s Monday Message and talks about the importance of fundraising and donor prospect research in creating a more diverse and equitable nonprofit world. All over the nation, people are calling out the
22 Jun 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the most important social justice movement in decades, we all know that fundraising has to go on. Our work has changed dramatically, but its importance has not. In fact, judging from my conversations with members, the importance of our work has only
15 Jun 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Two weeks ago, I wrote about AFP’s initial response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other people of color in the United States and around the world, and the recent protests in cities across the globe. I received great feedback. There was a lot of support. Others liked
08 Jun 2020 President's Perspective Blog
FRANÇAIS AFP is pleased to have Birgit Smith Burton, the founder of the African American Development Officer Network, take over Mike’s Monday Message today. Birgit serves as executive director of foundation relations for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga., and as AFP’s vice chair
08 Jun 2020 President's Perspective Blog
ENGLISH L’AFP est heureuse que Birgit Smith Burton, fondatrice du Réseau des agents de développement afro-américains, prenne aujourd’hui la relève de Mike dans son message du lundi. Birgit est directrice générale des relations avec les fondations du Georgia Institute of Technology d’Atlanta, en
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