Not all money given to North Carolina charities actually gets there

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Much of what North Carolina residents gave to charity through professional fundraisers last year actually reached them. Much, but hardly all.

That’s according to the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office, which released its annual report on charitable solicitations through professional fundraisers Tuesday. According to the report, professional fundraisers registered through the state raised $56 million. Of that, $37 million — or about 66 percent — remained with the charity.

Whether that is good or bad depends on your perspective. Some organizations, such as the United Way, have a system of fundraising that’s integrated into the daily operation of the company.

Triad Alliance, a locally based firm, has raised $72,271 on behalf of the Greensboro Police Officers Association since February. Of that, the association has received $21,381 — or 30 percent.

Read More: Greensboro News & Record

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