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.

18 Jul 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Opportunities to push major fundraising and giving legislation don’t happen all the time. So when these opportunities do come about, we need to take advantage of them and get our message out to key legislators. We’ve seen it happen this year with the Legacy IRA Act. After two years of work, we’re so
11 Jul 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Back in January, in my first message of the year, I asked you to consider four questions as we entered 2022: How are you going to view 2022? How are you going to improve professionally this year? How are you going to take care of yourself this year? How are you going to interact with your family
05 Jul 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Last week, we held a fascinating webinar in partnership with the Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation to cover the key data and takeaway from the recent Giving USA 2022 report. Our panelists—Laura MacDonald, founder of the Benefactor Group and chair of the Giving USA Foundation; Anna Maria
27 Jun 2022 President's Perspective Blog
Have you seen the latest Giving USA numbers for the year 2021? If not, you can read about them here and here (the latter includes a quote from yours truly ... just saying!). The data is straightforward, but I think there are a few points worth sharing. First, while we were expecting inflation to hit
21 Jun 2022 President's Perspective Blog
If you’ve heard me talk—or read my messages here consistently—you know I think leadership is crucial for the development of the fundraising profession. That’s why we hold AFP LEAD, our leadership conference, every year (it’s October 20 – 22 this year in Houston, Texas, and registration is open), and
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