- the act or process of raising funds, as for nonprofit organizations or for a political cause.
Origin of fund-raising
First recorded in 1935–40
- to collect by fund-raising: The charity needs to fund-raise more than a million dollars.
- to engage in fund-raising.
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Examples from the Web for fund-raising
But if she gets her own casino it will be a fund-raising plus.Why 2016’s Hopefuls Are Hopeless
P. J. O’Rourke
November 22, 2014
I spend more time on fund-raising than on issue influencing.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
In a 1992 fund-raising letter, Robertson exposed the “feminist agenda” for what it really is.Five OTHER Outrageous Pat Robertson Theories
August 28, 2013
A manual that insists on ‘fund-raising’ and ‘non-profit,’ and only allowed ‘email’ as opposed to ‘e-mail’ months ago?Is the AP Stylebook Archaic?
June 20, 2012
The $50 million fund-raising goal that came up at the last meeting was not mentioned Tuesday.Mitt Romney Offers Campaign Messaging Preview for Donors
April 13, 2011
Everyone knows elections have become too expensive, fueling a fund-raising arms race.
Then I have had other assists and responsibilities here in Washington, fund-raising dinners or speeches, lunches.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy