In the mid 1990s a group of fundraisers in Peterborough got together to discuss issues related to CRA guidelines. What they realized during the discussion was that smaller charities, some working only with volunteers, were unable to keep up with all the legislated changes. This was a concern as it could lead to local charities violating CRA guidelines and possibly losing their charitable status. So the group decided that getting together on a formal basis would be advantageous for a number of reasons.

In 1997 the Peterborough and Area Fundraisers’ Network (PAFN) was formally created with the passing of their By-Laws, and Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

The mission: Peterborough Area Fundraisers’ Network (PAFN) exists to strengthen professionalism within our local charitable sector including our members, interested individuals and organizations.

PAFN is a member driven organization that elect an Executive each year at a September Annual General Meeting. Members pay a nominal yearly fee to belong to the organization. Professional development is the focus of our monthly membership meetings. Networking is a key benefit to membership and occurs prior to and following our monthly meetings.

By-Laws & Ethical Standards

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

AFP eDonor Bill of Rights

2021/22 Executive

ChairAlex TindaleBalanced Good
Past ChairBrenda Boyes 
Treasurer and MembershipHannah RoutlyTrent University
SecretarySarah BassCommunity Counseling and Resource Centre
Professional DevelopmentVictoria Van VeenEvvvents
Communications, Website and MarketingIsabel BothaDot the I Content Creation
 Membership Jen Johnston Alzheimer Society Peterborough
Member-at-Large Phuc (Paris) NguyenNew Canadians Centre
Member-at-Large Dean Ostrander
 Member-at-LargeCarol LawlessPRHC Foundation

Interested in Joining the PAFN Executive?

The PAFN Executive wishes to encourage active involvement from all members of the local charitable sector and we are currently seeking expressions of interest from PAFN members to join the Executive.   Being an Executive member is an excellent chance for PAFN members to become more involved and ensure that your views and aspirations for professional development are included in our annual plans and activities. You will meet new colleagues and make new friends with professionals who share your interest in the local charitable sector.

What have you got to lose?  

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