Stack Gives Back 2019
Each year, Stack Exchange donates $100 on behalf of each of our volunteer moderators. This is a long-held tradition that began in 2009, and we’re excited to continue it today. We’re pleased to announce that the donations have been made and the funds are at work helping these really awesome causes.
Last year, our moderators gave a combined sum of $54,600.00—Wow!
That’s $100 x 546 for anyone in the back that missed it, and we’re extremely proud to be part of this with them. But they, our moderators, are the ones that deserve the recognition here; we’re just the stage. This year, the world will get a little bit better through the following donations:
$6,100.00 to Pursuit
Pursuit helps people with potential but without access to opportunity find opportunities in tech through training and mentorship.
$11,200.00 to Sea Legacy
Sea Legacy works to bring broad awareness to the problems that face our oceans, and then uses their reach to amplify sustainable solutions to these problems.
$18,200.00 to Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders provides critical, life-saving care around the world where it’s most urgently needed and raises awareness of the issues affecting the people that they help.
$12,200.00 to Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF is the organization out in front when it comes to defending privacy, freedom of speech, and innovation in the digital age.
$6,900.00 to Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 support to people experiencing depression, bullying, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and other challenges that people around us suffer silently every day. Crisis hotline uses data to help improve communities.
These charities should look familiar to anyone that’s been following this tradition. They do fantastic work and their purpose resonates well with folks in our moderator community. If you’d like to recommend a charity for us to consider, simply send an email to press [at] stackoverflow [dot] com, and it’ll be passed to our community management team. Additionally, if you’re looking to jumpstart your giving for 2020, these charities are a fine place to get started.
Thank you, moderators, for everything you did to make this happen. We would not be who we are or what we are without you.
Considering that many moderators left or suspended activity (https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/333965/firing-mods-and-forced-relicensing-is-stack-exchange-still-interested-in-cooper) how did you count them?
Our community team has open lines of communication with moderators, both active and abstaining.
Sigh, that doesn’t really answer the question though. Just like every time Github posts something on Twitter, and someone mentions ICE. You made a decision that the community really didn’t like. Just take your licks and move on – you don’t have to and shouldn’t white wash it every time it comes up in the future.
It does answer the question and doesn’t attempt to whitewash anything. It’s a simple, factual answer.
Not to be obtuse, but ‘active communication’ means receiving the offer to donate $100.00, without other conditions?
Previous years Stack Gives Back announcements also listed some donations the company made to tech foundations like Creative Commons and Let’s Encrypt. Did those donations also happen this year?