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CONTRIBUTIONS, public law. Taxes or money contributed to the support of the government.
     2. Contributions are of three kinds, namely: first, those which arise from persons on account of their property, real or personal, or which are imposed upon their industry; those which are laid on and paid by real estate without regard to its owner; and those to which personal property is subject, in its transmission from hand to hand, without regard to the owner. See Domat, Dr. Publ. 1. 1, t. 5, s. 2, n. 2.
     3. this is a generic term which includes all kinds of impositions for the public benefit. See Duties; Imports; Taxes.
     4. By contributions is also meant forced levy of money or property by a belligerent in a hostile country which he occupies, by which means the country is made to contribute to the support of the army of occupation. These contributions are usually taken instead of pillage. Vatt. Dr. des Gens, liv. 3, 9, Sec. 165; Id. liv. 4, c. 3, Sec. 29.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Our experience has shown that fundraising success can be predicted by the extent to which leadership embraces key roles and responsibilities.
* A tele-fundraising program can often acquire or reactivate three to five times the number of donors per contact than a mailing will, at a comparable cost of fundraising.
Obama initially disparaged the "stampede of special interest money" that helped propel Republicans to sweeping gains in 2010, but since then Democrats have worked to build a ( formidable fundraising machine that will also rely on massive undisclosed funding.
Esprit Coffee offers easy coffee fundraising for clubs.
"Our new fundraising resource center has increased the number of visits to our website and brought in potential new customers.
Charities often prefer you to have a track record in fundraising, so previous experience as a volunteer fundraiser would be an advantage.
Teachers and administrators can also sign up for online fundraising individually, such as Classroom Wishlist or DonorsChoose, a not-for-profit site where educators from all over the country post funding requests.
"Our fund-raisers are not only exciting and repeatable from year to year, we've taken measures to help the booster clubs maximize their profits," said Jim Thomas, president of Green Bee Fundraising. "Traditional fund-raising programs are limited by their geographic location and manpower.
Fundraising revenue can come from the public via a great variety of appeals, from bequests, from business as donations, sponsorships or grants as well as from trusts and foundations.
The review and assessment of the fundraising efforts of the Anglican Journal, the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Foundation and the Anglican Appeal began last spring.
To date, $101.032 million has been pledged to the Foundation's ambitious $500 million private fundraising goal to build the Memorial which will honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and the museum which will tell the story of the attacks and the courageous response in their aftermath.