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Understanding Fundraising’s Costs

Article by PAFN co-founder, Cynthia Armour, in Foundation

Fundraising costs and overhead have often been a topic of controversy for investors and contrarians alike. I haven’t heard as much lately; it seems we've had more pressing concerns!

‘Tis the season for giving back
Peterborough charities need your support this holiday season

PAFN news release, Nov. 2022

The Peterborough Fundraisers Network (PAFN) is encouraging the community to not only support local this holiday season but to support local charities too.

PAFN and PPL Partner to Connect Local Charities with Grant Opportunities

PAFN news release, Apr. 2022

In a new initiative, the PAFN and the Peterborough Public Library have partnered to give local charities free access to Grant Connect’s Community Edition, a database of funders across the country developed by Imagine Canada.

Successful Succession

Article by PAFN co-founder, Cynthia Armour, in Foundation

Putting the necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure your nonprofit has an orderly leadership transition will help prevent chaos during vulnerable times.

Gift of Gratitude at the heart of Giving Tuesday for Local Not for Profits

PAFN news release, Nov. 2021

An opportunity to express gratitude, heighten donor engagement and raise funds for specific programs are just some of the reasons not for profits in Peterborough and the surrounding area are participating in Giving Tuesday.

Hindsight Is 20/20: Hopeful Reflections From The Field

Article by PAFN co-founder, Cynthia Armour, in Foundation

Over the past three decades I’ve facilitated many strategic planning processes and helped boards and senior staff to explore and plan their organization’s futures.

Local charities need public support as we head into the holiday season

PAFN news release, Dec. 2020

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, and PAFN and its members urge our community to use this day to learn more about the needs of our local non-profit organizations. 

We Create Our Own Monsters

Article by PAFN co-founder, Cynthia Armour, in Foundation

I’ve lived by a motto for most of my adult life that says “We create our own monsters…but that means we have the ability to slay them”. This philosophy helps me take responsibility for the unexpected and examine how I may have contributed to the situation.

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