How can we be sure dollars donated to charities actually go toward helping the causes intended? For that matter, how do we even know the charities are registered nonprofits?

In this San Diego Explained, VOSD reporter Joel Hoffman and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia go over what it takes for a nonprofit to be incorporated, and provide some tips to help you determine whether your chosen charity is legit.

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Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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