AFP CEO Mike Geiger
AFP’s Statement Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Fundraising Profession
Tuesday - February 19, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Doors open at 11:30 AM
10 AM to 11:15 AM ~ "Young in Your Career or Young in Age” meeting with Mike Geiger INFORMATION HERE
11:00 Membership Orientation
Mike Geiger, President and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, joins us from AFP’s Global Headquarters in Virginia.
One of Mike’s goals for AFP is to focus on issues beyond fundraising training and education, addressing topics such as diversity and inclusion, gender inequity and building cultures of philanthropy that affect our work every day. In particular, he will be discussing the work of AFP’s Women’s Impact Initiative and sharing the results of the first-ever comprehensive survey about sexual harassment in the fundraising profession, along with other research and initiatives. Mike will also be talking about the state of the fundraising profession and what’s ahead for the fundraising community in 2019.
Some of the issues he’ll be exploring include:
- Demographics: What is the makeup of women in the profession, and what do we know about them?
- Gender Equity: How do we close the gender gap in fundraising, tackle implicit bias, and develop leadership skills to move women into leadership positions—as fundraisers and donors?
- Barriers to Leadership: How do we understand and overcome additional obstacles women face on the road to leadership?
- Collaborating with leaders in other sectors to help fuel and support this initiative, as well as create a more inclusive culture of philanthropy.
- Sexual Harassment: AFP initiatives to spot harassment, provide advice for taking action, create best practice standards for organizations, etc
Thai Sweet Chili Chicken
Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal:
Wild Mushroom Ravioli
PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon. Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit
MEETING FEE$25.00 for Members
$40.00 for Guests
Payments may be paid in advance or at the door. Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door. No shows will be billed.
Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA
AFP President & CEO
Mike Geiger is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing
individuals and organizations that raise more than $115 billion in charitable contributions every year for countless causes around the world.
Mike has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to accepting the President & CEO role for AFP, he served as executive director of the Chief Executives Organization, Inc., an international membership organization with a focus on education. He has previously served in senior executive positions for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Mike sits on the board and is chair of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Romanian American Foundation, created by a 1995 act of the United States Congress, which promotes a democratic society to ensure access to opportunities for all segments of the Romanian population.
Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mike is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a Master's in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He moved to the U.S. to attend college and now lives with his family in northern Virginia. A very, very long time ago, Mike was a highly competitive tennis player, and while he remains passionate about the sport, he spends most of his time with family and friends, a glass of good bourbon and a Nordic crime novel.