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.

05 Apr 2021 President's Perspective Blog
Will you join me in celebrating, tolerating and accommodating diversity? I’m passionately in search of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) champions willing to party with a purpose. April marks Celebrate Diversity Month, where we recognize the diversity surrounding us all, and I invite
29 Mar 2021 President's Perspective Blog
You may be asking why another man is taking over Mike’s Monday Message on this last week of Women’s History Month. I asked this same question when I was approached about sharing my thoughts on male allyship during Women’s History Month. I turned to many female colleagues and peers to seek out their
23 Mar 2021 President's Perspective Blog
I want to take a moment to highlight something new that AFP has never done before until now: On April 20 and 21, we will host our first ever AFP Spotlight Sessions: Health Care virtual event. We’ve never held an event focused on just one subsector, but we felt like it was the time to experiment and
22 Mar 2021 President's Perspective Blog
There are so many things happening right now at AFP which are energizing me and that I want to share with you. But my enthusiasm is also tempered by the senseless shootings that occurred last week in Atlanta. I hope you’ve seen my statement from last week. Even as we mourn the victims, the incident
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
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