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.