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(AKJV) And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
It is not just about bribes, but about any gifts. There is something bad in takng gifts. Even worse would be economy based on gifts. Does it imply that God dislikes communism? However, consider this: If I create a fundraiser, I create it for a cause not completely for free for me, essentially I exchange money for a cause, so a fundraiser is not quite a gift.