if you live in california...Californians Aware is the home of Terry Francke, a public advocacy lawyer who has spent his working life teaching journalists and community activists how to pry information out of local governments using public records law and the state open meetings law. He's a one-man force for government accountability, and his work has helped citizens expose bad policy and morally bankrupt government actions all over the state for many, many years.
So help them keep going. The CalAware "End of Year Challenge" is intended to raise $10,000 for a whole freakin' year of important public advocacy work. Most non-profits spend that much on staff lunches.
At least take a moment to look at their website for a better sense of just how much they do, and then consider it.