Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
Securing funding is a task that all non-profit, charitable, and research organizations must do to stay afloat. Through grants, donations, and other contributions, these initiatives are able to conduct the activities that fuel innovation within their fields. In particular, the scientific community relies upon such resources to carry out privately-funded research and development projects. Without these projects, the scientific industry would cease to move forward—and without funding, these projects would not be completed. ScienceLeap.org, a non-profit website dedicated to supporting the privately-funded research projects and organizations within the scientific field, has created an exciting new fundraising model that allows online shoppers to donate to these initiatives without spending extra money.
ScienceLeap.org has created partnerships with a number of online retailers, such as Amazon.com, Dell.com, and Target.com, to name a few. When these retailers make a sale that was referred to them by ScienceLeap.org they donate a percentage of the sale to the website. The website then transfers 100 percent of that donation to the organization or research project of the shopper's choice.
The amount of money that each retailer contributes is different, but ScienceLeap.org collects an average of five percent of each sale that it refers to its partners. The website uses software to keep track of the amount of money that each organization should receive, ensuring that the donations are properly distributed.
Unlike other contribution opportunities, ScienceLeap.org allows donors to assist with the fundraising of research organizations without having to spend extra money. Jason Keeley, creator of ScienceLeap.org, is excited about this new fundraising model.
"I've always been interested in science," comments Keeley. "In fact, I have degrees in physics and biomedical engineering. After I began work as a web developer I knew that I wanted to do something to help the scientific community. I've loved astronomy and other scientific fields my whole life, and this opportunity to give back to these disciplines means a lot to me."
Keeley combined his knowledge of web development and online marketing with his passion for science to create ScienceLeap.org. He understands that most people do not have room in their budgets to donate to the organizations that they want to support, so he looked for a new way to gather resources.
In 2004, Keeley started Webwej, a web development company. Through this company, he established a number of partnerships with online retailers. A referral-based model, these partners compensated Webwej for sales that were made when shoppers landed on their websites through a Webwej website. Keeley decided to apply this same model in a non-profit environment—and ScienceLeap.org was born.
"I'm extremely excited that ScienceLeap.org is up and running," says Keeley. "It's a unique website that I hope will play a significant role in raising money for the scientific projects that fuel our world's future."
Individuals who are interested in contributing to Keeley's fundraising efforts, or who would like to learn more about this unique fundraising resource, are encouraged to visit http://www.scienceleap.org.