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.

15 Mar 2021 President's Perspective Blog
(Warning: Some contents of this report may be triggering.) Last July, we conducted The Fundraising Workplace Climate Survey 2020, which aimed to better understand diversity and inclusion issues in the fundraising workplace. The survey was answered by 1,783 AFP members from a random sample (1,598 U.S
08 Mar 2021 President's Perspective Blog
March is Women’s History Month, and today, for International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women throughout history. As I reflect on what this day means and I review the amicus brief that we’ve signed on to for a critical Supreme Court case involving donor privacy, I am reminded of
01 Mar 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Today marks the start of Women’s History Month in the United States, and on March 8, we will celebrate International Women’s Day. As the current chair of the Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) for AFP Global, I’m proud to work on a committee that consists of women and men from a cross-section of
22 Feb 2021 President's Perspective Blog
It’s been reported that Black people and other people of color make up 83% of reported COVID-19 cases in Toronto. Other studies have found that Black people in Canada and the U.S. are more likely to get sick from COVID-19, and that Black communities have significantly higher mortality rates. The
15 Feb 2021 President's Perspective Blog
I appreciate Black History Month because it gives Americans an opportunity to learn more about Black history, engage in traditional festivities, and attend enriching experiences. This month allows me to reflect on the past and be hopeful for the future. It is a reminder for me of how far we've come
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