Peterborough and Area Fundraisers’ Network (PAFN) was formally created in 1997 to strengthen professionalism within our local charitable sector including our members, interested individuals and organizations.

Over the years, PAFN has grown into a robust network of individuals and organizations who work collaboratively to share ideas and strengthen our local community. Our members are all from non-profit organizations across Peterborough and the Kawarthas. PAFN offers numerous networking opportunities as well as an exceptional speaker series for our members (as well as their boards), to continue their professional development.

The Peterborough and Area Fundraisers Network respectfully acknowledges that we are on the treaty and traditional teritory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg. As we continue our learning through this community network, we offer our gratitude to our First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about our relations and our earth. We, as the PAFN executive are committed to being active participants in reconciliation, amplifying Indigenous voices, and to learning how our work affects Indigenous People

I spent a fair amount of time yesterday in the PAFN members’ space with the speakers’ content posted from this year. It’s been really helpful in my work learning how to understand and manage fundraising in a small NFP organization!   I wasn’t able to join last week for the meeting, but I just listened to the recording. It was encouraging to see so many faces, meet new members, and listen in to the Q&A despite missing the session.  A quick thank you for the work you do to bring this service to our community!

Taylor Wilkes

Never underestimate PAFN power! Not only does this group provide support and wisdom, but its members have helped me to generate new partnerships that have paid off generously. Thank you to everyone who shares their positive energy within the group and with the organizations they build.


Lois Tuffin

Freelance writer and editor

“I am a long time member of PAFN as well I have had the fortunate opportunity to sit on the Executive and have been called upon to consult. It was unfortunate my position was eliminated [when the Peterborough & Kawarthas MS Society branch closed earlier this year] but I remain committed to professional development in fundraising and volunteer management in our changing world”

Anne Driscoll

“I am so grateful to have PAFN in our community! Having both a community of fellow fundraisers and an opportunity for such excellent professional development is wonderful – thank you!”