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.

08 Feb 2021 President's Perspective Blog
As we honor Black History Month this month, we focus on the incredible contributions from the Black community despite their incredible struggles with overt racism. While we have a long way to go, imagine for a moment the possibilities, the potential progress if we all pull together and support each
01 Feb 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Black History Month, celebrated in both Canada and the United States, is a time to recognize those Black individuals who have influenced the course of history. Many were the “first” in their accomplishment. I am honored to write today as the first Black woman to serve as chair-elect of the AFP
25 Jan 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Whatever your political leanings, I think we can all agree that the most important thing in any democratic country is the transfer of power at the highest levels of government—thankfully, this proceeded smoothly and peacefully last Wednesday. Have cracks been exposed in the American democracy
18 Jan 2021 President's Perspective Blog
In his first message as chair of AFP, Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE, discusses AFP’s new strategic plan for 2021 – 2023, the key pillars in the plan and how it serves as a roadmap for the association’s work in both increasing member value and advancing our most important principles and values. This is
11 Jan 2021 President's Perspective Blog
(As an international association, I’m always sensitive about focusing on events occurring in a particular country. However, the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building last week carries important lessons for countries, people and fundraising around the world.) By their nature
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