Frequently asked questions
When are the professional development seminars held?
PAFN’s professional development seminars are held at 8:30 a.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month from September to May (excluding December). Optional networking kicks off at 8:15 a.m.
Are PAFN sessions in-person or online?
PAFN is now offering seminars in-person at the Alzheimer Society office in the basement of Peterborough Square (next to the Farmer’s Market). There will also be an online option though and some sessions throughout the Winter may be online only. Please check the schedule to see what options are available.
When is the next professional development session?
Sessions are held on the 4th Thursday of each month, September-May (excluding December). Visit our Events page for more information.
What kind of topics are covered in PAFN sessions?
PAFN’s professional development sessions and workshops provide a range of topics from direct marketing, major gifts fundraising, corporate sponsorships, time and stress management, equity, diversity and inclusion, social media and digital campaigns, and much more. Visit our Events page for more information.
Are there any opportunities to volunteer with PAFN?
Yes, there are many opportunities to volunteer with PAFN! PAFN is completely run by volunteers. You’re welcome to join the Executive Team, or one of our Committees: Professional Development Committee or Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Can PAFN share my job posting?
This is our most frequently asked question. Yes, we’re happy to share members’ job postings. To foster gender and racial pay equity (read more about this), we do require that a salary range or compensation information be included in the posting.
Does my organization need to be a registered charity to join PAFN?
No. You can register as an individual or group. Your group does not need to be a registered charity. Any non-profit or group involved and interested in fundraising is welcome to join. You may also register for individual professional development sessions for $10.
Does my organization need to be based in Peterborough to join PAFN?
No, we have members from across Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Many of the organizations that join PAFN work throughout the five counties surrounding the City of Peterborough.
Do I need to be an organization to join PAFN?
No, you do not need to be an organization to join PAFN. We have many members who are individuals. Individuals may join who are interested in ongoing professional development in fundraising and non-profit management.
What is the membership fee to join PAFN?
The current annual membership fee to join PAFN is $35 for an individual, and $50 for an organization. Visit our Membership page to learn more or to join PAFN.