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Charity in Russia:
Concepts and Experiences of Charity Investment and Sponsorship

St. Petersburg, 16-18 June 2006, Russia

Aims of the conference

  • beginning of a public discussion about aims and kinds of charity in modern Russian society
  • exchange of experiences and opinions of professionals, scientists and representatives of different religions
  • lobbying interests through representatives of the city administration, government and mass media by informing them about needs and opportunities of charity in modern Russia
Speakers and participants
  • local government administration
  • business persons and welfare practitioners
  • scientists and academics
  • managers of charity/investments organizations
  • representatives of different religions
  • journalists
  • other interested in experiences of charity in different spheres
Themes
  • motivation for charity (personal, financial, religious)
  • ways and rules of fund raising
  • criteria of selection and implementation for charity projects
  • long-term development, self-repayment, profitability and sustainability
  • management and education for charity organizations
  • charity exhibitions
  • 6 charity objects visited to give a practical understanding of charity investments
  • 6 round tables for discussions about practice of charity and sponsorship in:
    science & education, culture & religion, legislation & state, management in charity organizations, NGOs, mass media
Registration fee
150 USD - Please send your applications for participation to charity-rus@srph.ru
For small groups of 6 persons we offer a discount of 10% and for Russian/CIS scientists there are grants for participation available on request.

The proceeds from the charity exhibitions venues will go for charitable purposes. The names of conference sponsors will be publicized in mass media and in the accompanied materials of the conference, in both Russian and in English.

Contacts
For any questions please contact:
Institute St. Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy
Saint-Petersburg, Bolshaya Morskaya 19, office 4C, tel/fax: +7 (812) 703 7279, +7 (812) 327 3416 charity-rus@srph.ru, http://www.srph.ru/en/news.html

e-mail phone: 007 (812)933-4124, (812)927-1622, fax: (812)703-72-79