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.

15 Nov 2019 President's Perspective Blog
What is fundraising about? The act of raising funds? Bringing people together? Inspiring others to get involved? Yes, yes, and yes. Those all very important aspects of fundraising. But for me they all lead to one word that really defines what we do: Impact. Our ability to work with communities
01 Oct 2019 President's Perspective Blog
AFP is celebrating Ethics Awareness Month throughout the month of October. And yes, I mean celebrating. Why? Because ethics, and its direct relationship to public trust and confidence, makes philanthropy possible. Fundraising is the IMPACT profession—because of ethics. Ethics allows us to partner
07 Aug 2019 President's Perspective Blog
Yesterday, AFP and The Chronicle of Philanthropy released a new survey on job satisfaction. I hope you’ve had a chance to read the article and review our executive summary and infographics. While some of the questions were similar to what we ask in our annual Compensation and Benefits Reports, we
15 May 2019 President's Perspective Blog
Over the last few weeks, you might have noticed a number of new articles appearing on the AFP website and in your Daily newsletter. Like Janine Perron’s articles on grant writing. Or this one from Marlene Resnick Simons on donor-advised funds. Or Wayne Olson’s recurring columns, answering questions
01 May 2019 President's Perspective Blog
One of AFP’s highest priorities is to deliver top-notch, best practice fundraising education. With our mission to advance ethical and effective fundraising, professional education is part of our core. It’s what members of the fundraising community—and those in the nonprofit sector and beyond—look
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