AFP Global Webinar: From Surviving to Thriving: Leading through a Crisis

When:  Aug 25, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (ET)

The pandemic threatened the success and sustainability of many nonprofits in 2020. Decisiveness, experimentation, pivoting and revising strategies all became critical leadership skills. In this webinar we’ll talk to three leaders in the non-profit world about how to not just survive but to thrive regardless of what comes your way.

In this webinar participants will learn:

  • How to create a plan and put in place systems in place to minimize the short to long-term effects of a crisis.
  • How to be nimble in making decisions and setting priorities for your organization.
  • How to evaluate and reform the old "normal" workplace systems and paradigms for today's demography in the workforce.  
  • How to turn the crisis into an opportunity and not just survive but thrive.

Presenters:  Birgit Burton Smith, Kim Churches, CFRE and Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA

Kimberly Churches’ experience spans senior executive and fundraising roles. She is currently the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women and was formerly managing director and vice president of institutional advancement and external relations at The Brookings Institution. At Brookings, she strategically guided what is considered the most influential think tank in the world while also directing a $650M campaign. Kimberly earned her B.A. at Florida State University and the CFRE credential in 2002.

Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, 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 leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and was recently ranked as #15 in Onalytics’s list of Top 100 Charity Social Media Influencers. 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.

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