fund-raising

noun fund-rais·ing \ ˈfənd-ˌrā-ziŋ \
variants: or fundraising

Definition of fund-raising

: the organized activity of raising funds (as for an institution or political cause) often used before another noun
  • a fund-raising drive/campaign
  • fundraising events

First Known Use of fund-raising

1869

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FUND-RAISING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fund-raising for English Language Learners

  • : activity done to collect money for a political party, charity, school, etc.


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