Crowdfunding in Russia
On November 15, a conference dedicated to crowdfunding took place at Digital October. The participants in the event include representatives of the Russian Help Foundation and the platforms MOBI-money and Yandex.Dengi.
Crowdfunding, or collective financing of projects in a network, is a new phenomenon for the Russian noncommercial sector. However, charitable, social, research, and creative projects are being used more and more frequently for attracting resources.
What becomes a barrier to attracting private investment and donations to networks? How can a crowdfunding campaign be employed on one’s website or a project promoted on a crowdfunding platform? What payment system should be selected? What legal difficulties loom in the future?
Experts from charitable foundations and private companies, representatives of payment systems and crowdfunding platforms, and specialists in the areas of taxation and accounting spoke about all these things.