The end of the year is the time when many people are thinking about making charitable donations -- and West Michigan is one of the most charitable areas in the country.

We sat down with an expert on non-profits to talk about what you should look for in an organization when you are thinking about donating.

Keith Hopkins has been working with non-profits for more then 20 years, and is a certified fund raising executive.

You can visit Keith's website for more information about what you should know before you donate to an organization, and how to determine the right one for you.