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Many nonprofit organizations are very politically active, promoting legislation that advances and supports their mission. Such organizations use their membership numbers to advocate for their cause and your involvement can help them build their membership base and lobbying power.
If you don't have a huge charitable budget, but you know that you support the mission of one or several organizations, consider becoming a member of those organizations at their lowest level. In most cases, for between $25 and $30 a year, you can pump up their membership numbers, receive information about their efforts, and learn more about the organization. Over time, you might be able to afford a higher level of involvement, and you will have a history and track record on which to base your support.