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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: novalis 29 December 2010 05:17:24AM 18 points [-]

There is one exception to this, which is political charities (ACLU, for instance). Giving to political charities, has a signalling effect: a political charity can say "we have twelve million donors," and this tells politicians that they had better listen to that charity or those twelve million people might be voting for someone else.

That said, a $10 donation is enough to get this effect.