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!”

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:

Miss getting together but hoping that you can join us for the major gifts workshop this month.

How to Pivot Your Major Gift Fundraising in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Session 1: Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Session 2: Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Session 3: Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Investment: Free to PAFN members

Learn how to sustain major gift fundraising in a COVID-19 world, with an emphasis on digital networking and how the sector is shifting best practices in light of our new reality.


Explore meaningful ways and opportunities to adapt your major gift fundraising program to reflect the impact of COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

In our session together we will:

  • Learn how a major gift program fits into your overall fundraising plan
  • Review the impact that COVID-19 is having on philanthropy in Ontario and beyond
  • Explore ways in which donors, funders and organizations are pivoting to respond and adapt to COVID-19
  • Learn how to digital network with major gift donors in the age of physical distancing
  • Discover effective relationship building techniques to connect with empathy and to keep donors connected to your cause

About the Presenter

Nicole Beatty, Chief Community Builder | NicBea & Co., Associate | The Fundraising Lab @ Cathy Mann & Associates

Nicole Beatty is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) who has raised $30 million for causes worldwide and co-founded four charities.  Nicole manages her own consultancy, specializing in capacity building, operational planning, coaching, and development services for charitable and non-profit organizations, social enterprises and other community-minded businesses.  In 2018, Nicole was elected municipal Councillor for her hometown, Cobourg, Ontario, and appointed the Planning and Heritage portfolio. Nicole is an avid reader and writer, a social justice advocate, and loves outdoor adventures, yoga and bicycles.  Nicole earned her BA Hons from the University of Ottawa and received a post-graduate certificate from Ryerson University.