In previous years SE has reached out to moderators, offering to donate money on their behalf to charity.

Is that continuing this year, or has it gone away?

Reference to the process. Who picks to where Stack Exchanges gives back?

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    I removed the unneeded negativity from this question since it was completely irrelevant to the question and improves the tone such that it is more likely to be answered by the only people that can do so authoritatively: SE employees. Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 14:44
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    SE reached out to everyone, was there another process only for moderators? Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 14:47
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    The emails have historically gone out in the second week of December. Is there any indication the donations aren't happening this year?
    – JohnB
    Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 15:00
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    Would it be possible to link to previous years' posts describing donations? Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 3:32
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    @RebeccaJ.Stones I updated the question to include a link describing the process. Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 13:49
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    I think it should be asked on the Moderator's SO Team IMO.
    – yagmoth555
    Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 14:20
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    @yagmoth555-GoFoundMeMonica shouldn't it stay here in the spirit of transparency? That's a big SE talking point nowadays.
    – JJJ
    Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 14:28
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    I suspect that quite a few moderators would suggest donating to Monica's GoFundMe. :O Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 17:24
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    @MSalters-reinstateMonica That'd likely not be a practical problem, though, since it's a choice of pre-selected options anyway (usually 5). Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 17:27

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Yes! the 11th annual Stack Overflow Gives Back is underway and we will be making the same charitable donations as in previous years. There were some scheduling conflicts early on so I'm getting started a bit later than usual, but the emails inviting Moderators to make their charity selections will be going out shortly after the holidays. Have a great New Year!

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    Glad to hear it.
    – Helmar
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 16:17

It's on:

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(Interesting side note: I'm not a moderator on Stack Overflow, but the message seems to be coming from that site.)

  • Everyone - even mods who don't have SO accounts - have it parented on SO. :)
    – Catija
    Commented Jan 7, 2020 at 20:00

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