Job posting: Interim Director, Strategic Initiatives

May 30, 2019

The Community Foundation is accepting applications for the position of Interim Director, Strategic Initiatives. The Interim Director, Strategic Initiatives is a full-time contract position to cover a parental leave, with a duration of 12 – 18 months. This role will work collaboratively within a three-person Executive Team to lead the implementation of the Community Foundation’s strategic goals while maintaining distinct areas of responsibility for community knowledge activities and communications and supporting governance, resource development and granting activities as needed.

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Closing date: 5:00 PM on June 10, 2019


Community Foundation issues RFP for bookkeeping services

May 22, 2019

The Community Foundation is looking for an individual or business to supply bookkeeping services. Preference will be given to residents of Peterborough City or County. Experience working with charities and/or non-profits is essential.

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Closing date: June 7, 2019

Community Foundation issues RFP for website development

April 25, 2019

The Community Foundation is planning a new website to support our strategic goals and communicate with key audiences. We are looking for a design/development team that can really add value to this project, with the technical expertise, creative edge and project management skills to help us create an excellent product.

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Closing date: May 9, 2019


Community Foundation seeks volunteers for visionary leadership roles

April 18, 2019

About the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation brings people together to create meaningful and lasting change in the Peterborough area. We work with donors and charitable organizations to invest in the people, ideas and activities that support community vitality. We are a small charitable organization with a deep commitment to the Peterborough community, a bold vision for the future and an ambitious and innovative culture, currently celebrating our tenth anniversary.  The Foundation has earned a reputation as a convenor and changemaker in Peterborough, and we’re known as a leader and trendsetter within the national and international community foundation movement. This spring, we launched a new shared-leadership model for the organization, with a three-person Executive Team leading alongside our Board of Directors.

Call for volunteers

We are looking for Board and Committee members to play an important role in the organization as we move forward and deepen our impact in the community. You may be interested in this opportunity if:

  • you are a visionary, collaborative leader who embraces possibility and tolerates risk
  • you tend to take a long-term view of our community
  • you are willing to invest your time and energy in building an important local institution

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have skills in finance, investment management, fundraising, human resources, or knowledge of the non-profit sector.

Put your name forward

Please send us a one-page letter by May 6, telling us why you’re interested in getting involved with the Community Foundation, and how your mindset, skills, experience or knowledge can contribute to our organization.

Expressions of interest can be forwarded by email to

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Community Foundation Announces Expanded Executive Team

April 11, 2019

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce that it has expanded its executive capacity through a new shared leadership model. Jennifer DeBues and Nicole Gagliardi will be joining John Good, who has served as Executive Director of the Foundation since 2014, as part of an expanded Executive Team. The Foundation’s board of directors adopted the new leadership model after a year of careful planning and deliberation with staff and stakeholders.

The three-person Executive Team will share accountability for the organization’s strategic direction, while each retaining distinct areas of responsibility. Jennifer DeBues will be taking on the role of Director, Operations & Granting, and will oversee the Foundation’s granting activities and internal operations. As Director, Strategic Initiatives, Nicole Gagliardi will direct the Foundation’s community relations and special initiatives. John Good will be focusing his efforts as Director, Fund Development in an area he is most passionate about - helping local donors realize their philanthropic goals.

Full announcement is available here.