Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The organized activity or an instance of soliciting money or pledges, as for charitable organizations or political campaigns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The legitimate process of collecting money by requesting donations from individuals and businesses.

Etymologies

fund +‎ raising (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Allison Hayward, vice president for policy at the Center for Competitive Politics, which favors loosening campaign-finance limits, said the increase in fundraising is a sign of a healthy democracy.

    Records broken for fundraising

  • The former Vermont governor warned that if the party allowed the four moderates to further water down the bill (or defeat it altogether) it could lead to primary challenges or a drop in fundraising from the party's base.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • So far the fundraising is apparently going very well, and Dr. Isis says If you keep visiting the way you are now (or maybe one extra click more a day to help a sister out? or maybe you would tell one friend about the blog?) we're going to be able to do something much bigger than I initially anticipated we would.

    Visit Dr. Isis to Help a Young Woman Scientist

  • "He tried very hard to maintain a firewall between politics - which he defined as fundraising - and government work."

    chicagotribune.com -

  • I keep buying lottery tickets --- the "I'll take money from no one, serve only one term, therefore not spend my term fundraising, work only for the people" with $25 million behind it would slaughter him.

    Room Eight

  • At the time of his phone call, he’d climbed in fundraising from the March reports we saw — when he was at $12,000 to Litzow’s $30,000 — to about $20,000, he said.

    Incumbent Democrat Steps Up Fundraising in Hot Eastside State Senate Race « PubliCola

  • Haley can be considered a long shot, since she trails in fundraising and has a more limited political resume than her opponents.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • That would be at least $1.6 million more in fundraising than the DNC's counterpart, the Republican National Committee, which reported bringing in $11.4 million last month.

    DNC beats RNC in March cash haul

  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Toomey tops Specter in fundraising « - Blogs from CNN. com

    Toomey tops Specter in fundraising

  • Los Angeles Times: Boxer tops potential challengers in fundraising

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: April 14, 2010

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