ForensisGroup fundraising expert witnesses work in the area of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other assets and resources, as well as requesting donations from individuals, companies, and governments.
Fundraising is regulated, and our experts have extensive experience in aspects such as state and federal charitable organization registration, grant writing, tax-exempt status requirements, sponsorships and partnerships, and charitable gaming. They consult on issues such as cause-related marketing, commercial co-ventures, loss of tax-exempt status, and unrelated business income and taxes.
These experts have assisted law firms with the creation of fundraising organization articles of incorporation, bylaws and board of directors; nonprofit risk management; national fundraising registration; management of restricted gifts and endowments; and proper receipt record-keeping for donors. Other issues concern interactions with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), laws on postage and solicitation, and regulations concerning telemarketing, the Internet, as well as the First Amendment.
In addition, they have consulted on charity event planning, raising volunteers, solicitation of high net worth individuals, corporate giving, and matching donation programs for employee charitable donations. Many also have expertise in the area of planned gifts, which are those made through estate planning documents such as wills, bequests, and trusts.
Our experts are members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
ForensisGroup has been helping attorneys, law firms, insurance companies, as well as other public and private agencies find experienced and qualified expert witnesses since 1991. Browse the list of expert witnesses or a related discipline below and find out more about our fundraising expert witnesses.