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.

21 Mar 2019 President's Perspective Blog
The fundraising profession does not exist in a vacuum. We work in the now, the current, and the day-to-day, creating impact even as we deal with the emotions, challenges and opportunities that come from our constant, 24/7 culture and increasingly interconnected world. Many times, this dynamic leads
11 Feb 2019 President's Perspective Blog
The theme of AFP’s work over the past 12 months has been improvement—improving the programming, services, look and spirit of our association. Why? To help you make have impact and create change—in your organization, in your community and in the world. We are changing because you need different
09 Jan 2019 President's Perspective Blog
Last week, I talked about AFP’s key accomplishments from 2018—our new website, microlearning videos, the Women’s Impact Initiative and AFP Connect, among others—and how they helped you become a better fundraiser, colleague, professional and leader. I hope you had a chance to review that list and are
03 Jan 2019 President's Perspective Blog
I hope you personally had a great holiday season and that your organization met (and exceeded!) its fundraising goals. In my first full year as president and CEO, my goal was to have AFP be your partner and help you change the world. Throughout 2018, we reviewed our programs, listened to your
01 Nov 2018 President's Perspective Blog
Introducing! A new website was one of my key priorities when I first joined AFP, and I’m thrilled that the AFP fundraising community now has a new online home. Please, take a tour! Kick the tires and take the website for a spin. Hopefully you’re going to find that your new website: Is
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