Peterborough Area Fundraisers’ Network

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The Peterborough Area Fundraisers’ Network (PAFN) is a network of fundraising individuals who have a desire to share ideas, information, learn and keep up to date on what is happening in the sector. Network members are from non-profit organizations across the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes areas. PAFN offers numerous networking opportunities as well as an exceptional speaker series.

“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!”

Our Next Social Event

Date: Thursday,  Nov. 14, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Publican House, 300 Charlotte St, Peterborough

No Host Bar – Appetizers Provided

An opportunity to mix with fellow fundraising professionals and your co-workers.

Monthly Meetings

Regular monthly meetings are held at Five Counties Children’s Centre from 8:15 – 9:30 on the 4th Thursday of each month from September to May (except December). Five Counties is located at 872 Dutton Road, Peterborough . Please enter the building by the north (far) door.

Our next monthly meeting

Date: Thursday,  Nov. 28, 2019
Topic: When Women Give
Speaker: Theresa Butler-Porter, Philanthropic Relations, Lakefield College School Foundation

Today women play an increasingly important role in charitable giving, donating more often than men and with more money to give than ever before. 

Charities that continue to focus on traditional models of male donors/female volunteers will miss out on the building and nurturing a loyal and vibrant donor base. 

In 2019, women of all generations, have unprecedented nancial power – and with that power, can shift personal and family philanthropic priorities – focusing on what matters most to them as donors. 

Can your organization afford to ignore the overwhelming statistics that are the underpinnings for a philanthropic gender shift -when the demands for donor nancial support continue to increase in both value and urgency? 

What is the impact if fundraisers do not change their tune and engage women as they wish to be engaged? 

Intentionally connecting to women as donors will result in unprecedented results for your organization. 

Time:  8:15 am – 8:30 am   Networking
             830 am –  9:30 am  Meeting