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

fund′raise′ v.


vb (intr)
to raise money for a cause
ˈfundˌraising n, adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fundraise - raise money for a cause or project; "We are fundraising for AIDS research"
raise - collect funds for a specific purpose; "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
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By leveraging the Internet to communicate and fundraise with supporters, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is able to cost-effectively advance its mission - all while making it quicker and easier for supporters to engage with the organization," said Debbie Snyder, vice president of professional services for Kintera.
By broadening the Boundless Fundraising suite and enabling individuals to fundraise more effectively on Facebook, their iPhones and now their day-to-day email accounts, participants will be able to connect with more donors, drive more awareness, and raise more money for the nonprofits they support.
The challenge then comes for a group to fundraise effectively without causing donor burnout, and to provide something of value to the supporter instead of over-priced gift wrapping.