If you're thinking of leaving a portion of your estate to a charity, it's important to pay close attention to a few options long before writing them into your will. Experts warn against simply picking charities that you like without really getting to know how they work.
After all, you're giving them a significant amount of money. You want to know what they do with the funds they have. How do they handle spending? What checks and balances are in place? What would they do with an influx of new money? Is it really going to be used for things that you support?