On one hand, it has a lot of similarities to Medical Research Fundraiser, and that card isn't played much at all. And this one even costs an influence to put in your deck!
The downside is still going to be a dealbreaker for a lot of decks - giving the corp a boost of 5 is generally not a good idea. (Even if it does activate Beth Kilrain-Chang!) But for decks that aim to deny the corp chances to spend money, (Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe, Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire, etc) I think this could be a really good card.
Worth noting that it's a priority event, so you can only play one per turn at max. Also you can't use it to bounce back from 0 quickly - you have to start your turn with at least 1.'
Probably a niche card, but I expect it will still probably see some play. 9 for one click is probably too powerful an effect to pass up, for any deck that can afford to ignore the downside. And such decks definitely exist.