One of the key factors limiting the development of civil society organizations (CSOs) throughout the world is limited financial sustainability. However, advanced information technologies and internet resources provide CSOs with new opportunities for fundraising.
In Kazakhstan, 84.2% of the population, which totals over 18 million people, has access to and uses 3G/4G internet. For CSOs engaged in online fundraising, it means they potentially have access to 15 million potential donors. But through what means can they access such potential donors? As presented in this research, the most popular ways to carry out online fundraising are through websites, SMS, crowdfunding platforms, e-wallets, and electronic payment kiosks. The research explains how each of these methods works, how they are regulated in Kazakhstan, and offers recommendations for improving the regulation of various fundraising methods for CSOs.
The report is available in Russian and Kazakh.