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/campaign
fundraising events

Examples of fundraising in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Impetus cranks up its fundraising later this summer, the dark money watch dogs will have nothing to chase until public filings are disclosed — after the election is over. Daniel Klaidman, CBS News, 4 June 2024 The Trump campaign, obviously, smashed political fundraising records, including raising money from tens of thousands of new donors in the 24 hours after this verdict. ABC News, 2 June 2024 But the former president’s fundraising has spiked dramatically since the verdict was delivered. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2024 In the works for more than a decade, the facility is a collaboration between the city and the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Foundation, a nonprofit that did the heavy lifting fundraising for the project. Laylan Connelly, Orange County Register, 31 May 2024 Every House and Senate seat is on the ballot this year, and lawmakers will face fundraising restrictions during the session. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 29 May 2024 Christian support brings millions in money and volunteers to Israel after Oct. 7 Maya Levin for NPR Sondra Oster Baras, the founder and international president of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities, says her group has seen a jump in fundraising. Jaclyn Diaz, NPR, 26 May 2024 The inquiry, led by Democrats Ron Wyden and Sheldon Whitehouse, is the second congressional investigation into the April 11 fundraising dinner, which has also been reported on by Politico and The New York Times. William Gavin, Quartz, 23 May 2024 Under his leadership, the party has faced a major campaign fundraising scandal and a resulting criminal investigation. Ian Bremmer, TIME, 23 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fundraising was in 1869

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“Fundraising.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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