fund·​rais·​ing ˈfənd-ˌrā-ziŋ How to pronounce fundraising (audio)
variants or less commonly fund-raising
: the organized activity of raising funds (as for an institution or political cause)
… the theatre has been built largely through the generous efforts and fundraising of local government and people.The Guardian
often used before another noun
a fund-raising drive/campaignfundraising events

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fundraising was in 1869

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“Fundraising.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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