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.

28 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Well, I said my Dec. 21 Monday Message would be the last you’d hear from me in 2020. But there’s a lot of new and interesting data from two of AFP’s research projects that are I think are worth passing on right now, especially as we’re coming down to the wire on the giving season. On Tuesday, the
21 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
You hear it a lot: Don’t look back. Focus on the future and look ahead. There’s no use dwelling in the past. I have a bias for action and looking to the future, but I do think there are some good reasons to look to the past. We can learn a lot about ourselves and what we’ve been through when we look
14 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
If you’ve spent at least a few years in the profession, you’ve probably served as a mentor to someone. Maybe you decided to take a younger or less experienced professional under your wing, or perhaps you have just been helping people throughout your career whenever they come to you. Thank you for
07 Dec 2020 President's Perspective Blog
Today, we’re launching Early Bird Registration for AFP ICON 2021, our international conference, June 28 – 30, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s a little later in the year than usual, and you might be wondering what AFP ICON is going to look like in 2021 and why we’re launching now. So, here’s the
30 Nov 2020 President's Perspective Blog
It’s been quite the fall, hasn’t it? We’ve gone from Ethics Awareness Month in October to National Philanthropy Day in November, with Giving Tuesday still to be celebrated tomorrow—to say nothing of the elections in the U.S. and the continued pressure of working in a pandemic. And now here we are
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