Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

AdACause -- Donate to charities or causes by watching Ads

Published on September 14, 2020 um 18:48

Your title/position

Founder and CEO

Type of Enterprise

non-profit organization

Year the ngo or company was founded


Explain your project in details:

Aretèch is here to present you with its latest innovation: AdACause. AdACause is a platform that aims to approach social impact with a global mindset. You may know of some popular donation sites like GoFundMe, Fundly etc, but these websites only allow people to donate to causes if they can afford to do so. Here at Aretéch, we strongly believe that money should not be a barrier for people to give to causes that they believe in. Our platform AdACause lets you support the causes you believe in irrespective of socioeconomic class. It is simple, all you have to do is earn a virtual currency called AdACoin after watching a video advertisement (Ad). With AdACause we are allowing people to earn AdACoin and donate for causes that they believe in. AdACause will list the number of AdACoins each charity or cause has received so users will know what is trending. Users can add their causes and other users can earn AdACoin for those causes if they believe in it. With the data from GlobalGiving and Charity Navigator they can have the peace of mind that they have selected a charity that is genuine and close to their heart. GlobalGiving covers nonprofits in 170 countries and CharityNavigator is USA's premier charity evaluator with 9,000+ rated charities and basic data on 1.6 million non-profits. Although video Ads won't make a lot of money they will still make a small change to people in need and to causes around our world. Dont want to watch Ads? Not a problem, AdACause also lets users donate money using a credit card with an integrated PayPal system. Now lets change the world and raise money for charities and causes all over the world!

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

AdACause mostly addresses Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 since AdACause is all about global solidarity and partnership. AdACause depends solely on people across the globe coming together as a part of crowdfunding to assist charities and causes across 170+ countries. Charities and causes that are made available by AdACause cover all 17 of the SDGs since they address zero hunger, poverty, education, gender inequality, environment, global peace etc. AdACause users have the freedom to either earn AdACoins or to donate to any of the causes or charities that address the 17 SDGs. AdACauses reach and impact is limitless and depends only on people across the globe who want to help people in need. Strength of AdACause is in the number of users. AdACause will focus heavily on digital marketing to promote and increase the number of users. AdACause is contacting charities and non-profits so that they can create fundraisers on AdACause platform and start reaching out to a bigger audience.

Sustainability and future plans

AdACause lets users add causes that they are passionate about and also lists charities and non-profits that are screened by GlobalGiving and Charity Navigator. AdACause lets users earn AdACoin towards their favorite cause or charity after watching a reward based video Ad. AdACoin count will be displayed alongside charities and causes so other users know what is trending and they can either earn more AdACoins or donate for the ones that are popular. At the end of each month, revenue earned through the Ads minus 5% administration cost will be donated to charities and causes based on the number of AdACoins. The amount donated will be shown next to the charities or causes so the users know the impact that they have created. The amount that can be raised using AdACause is infinite and depends solely on the number of users and their passion towards making a difference by supporting causes or charities they believe in. AdACause team focuses strongly on digital marketing to promote AdACause. AdACause is doing a study to figure out if there are other charity screeners that can be used to cover more charities. Users can also directly donate to the charity of their choice using payment methods provided by GlobalGiving or Charity Navigator. Donations made through AdACause will incur a standard PayPal 2.9% payment processing fee + $0.30 cent per donation and no AdACause administration fees. AdACause plans to start a kickstarter to raise funds to develop an Android app since the majority of mobile phones around the world are Android based. Also an AdACause website will be developed to enable users without mobile phones to earn AdACoin or donate towards the causes or charities they believe in.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

Hi, my name is Adrit Rao. I am 13 years old from California, USA. I am a strong believer that technology can make a difference in the world! I am interested in software, hardware and the amazing AI (Artificial Intelligence). I am a self taught coder and enjoy spending hours programming. I am an iOS app developer and the winner of Apple's WWDC 2020 Swift Student Challenge where Apple selected 350 students from across 41 countries. I was one of the 14 to meet Apples CEO Tim Cook. I currently have 3 iOS apps on Apple's App store. I created ShopQuik app during the start of COVID-19 pandemic. It is a crowdsourced app that helps people figure out shopping wait times. I was featured in CNET, a global technology and science web media. I am the Founder and CEO of Aretéch which is a non-profit organization. I like to help the world by using technology and that is what AdACause hopes to achieve. I created AdACause because I feel that it can help a lot of people in need using crowdfunding. The purpose of AdACause is to get people to help irrespective of their socioeconomic status. At Aretéch we are devoted to solving real world problems through technological innovations and we hope to continue for a long time. I am really happy that I started Aretéch because we can help the world in whatever way we can! Check out the new products coming to our website soon and all proceeds will go to further developing more innovative solutions and donating our products to people in need. I am really excited to be participating in the Entrepreneurship Campus Challenge.


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September 22, 2020 21:28

Dear @ADAcause, your idea raising funds for charities through watching Apps is amazing. To add to your solutions, I am sharing with you questions from one of our trainings that can help in refining your idea.

What business model will I follow to implement this idea?
What methodology or strategy will I use during different processes of implementing this idea?
Which are the processes I have to go through until the finalization of the idea?
What means or tools do I need to implement my idea?
Which are my potential collaborators, investors?

I honestly suggest that before you submit your idea or project, please ask yourself these questions and even if you have submitted your idea, do remember that we still have opportunity to refine our ideas and resubmit. I hope that you find this beneficial to your idea.

Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best wishes on your implementation

September 22, 2020 18:23

Hi Mr. Deshpande,

Thanks for your support and kind words of encouragement. I really hope that AdACause will make a difference in our world.

Adrit Rao

September 22, 2020 16:32

Hi Umar,

Thanks for the kind words of support and encouragement. I am very passionate about AdACause as you have noticed. I strongly feel that it will make a difference in this world and allow everyone who wants to make a difference do it. For many money might be a barrier to donating to causes they believe in but with AdACause we are getting rid of the money barrier.

Adrit Rao

September 22, 2020 16:28

Hi New Revolution Team,

Thank you for reviewing my project and for your support. I will definitely elaborate on business model and operations.

Adrit Rao

September 22, 2020 12:25

Hi Adrit. Thank you for dropping by to my article. I came across your article and I would like to say that you, too have an interesting project. I really admire your passion for the community, and I believe in your cause. I would suggest that you elaborate more on your business model and operation, as well as your revenue stream. But overall, this idea is really inspiring!

We wish you all the best and see you on top!

Best regards,
New Revolution Team

September 22, 2020 08:54

Dear Adrit Rao,

You have such an amazing idea and it has the potential to transform the World.
I/m not a technology person, but I/m a believer that technology is great for human beings.
and I also believe its not the technology that changes the world. Its the dreams behind the technology that change the world. So I like your passion please keep doing great things history will remember you.

And finally I wanna say thank you for your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular! And I request your continuous support.

With kind regards,
Umar Imam
CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

Sandeep deshpande

September 22, 2020 07:02

Fantastic work.... Keep the spirits up!!! Very good idea at this short age...may god bless you... An innovative thought can make a new stream altogether in the thought process...

September 21, 2020 23:19

Your idea is great!

If someone in a leadership position sees their role as "just a job", it turns out. To be an effective leader, you need the right motivation. Is it money or the status you care about, or do you sincerely want to inspire people to do their best?

September 21, 2020 15:03

Acknowledging successes by outlining how it impacts the business, rather than with vague pats on the back, is not only encouraging but also helps a person work better in the long run.

September 21, 2020 05:48

Hi Mr. Kamath,

Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate your support and encouragement. I am very excited about AdACause and I really hope it will reach a lot of people and make a difference to those in need.

I really like your suggestion to expand it as a platform for small businesses that can definitely benefit from crowdfunding during these tough pandemic times.

Adrit Rao

Suresh kamath

September 21, 2020 05:00

The initiative taken by Adrit Rao at this age is commendable and very thoughtful. Today with this pandemic people have lost jobs and many are facing financial problems/ difficulties. This Aap will help those in financial needs, a platform from where they can approach for donations or financial help.
I would suggest to Adrit to extend this Aap for those small enterprises who are in desperate need of financial help as this Aap also serve as a medium of Crowd Funding. I am suggesting this to him with limited knowledge of technology.
I wish Adrit the best for his new endeavours and God bless him.

September 21, 2020 04:46

Hi Mr. Ghabrial,

I am super excited to make AdACause into a big platform that will make a huge difference around the world! Thanks a lot for the kind words!

Adrit Rao

September 21, 2020 04:42

Hi Ms. Nayak,

Thank you so much for your support and encouraging comment. I am really excited about AdACause and the impact it can have on our world.

Adrit Rao

September 21, 2020 04:40

Hi Mr. Kini,

Thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement. I am thankful to my awesome board of directors for all their support in this journey. I am really hoping that AdaCause will make a difference in our world.

Adrit Rao


September 21, 2020 04:27

A small thought can create an huge difference. Good initiative ! Congratulations Adrit!
All the best to this new venture and to start the entrepreneurial journey.

September 21, 2020 00:24

When you are ready to enter the next chapter of your life, create a roadmap of how you'd like it to look, and set measurable goals and a timeframe for meeting them.

September 21, 2020 00:24

When you are ready to enter the next chapter of your life, create a roadmap of how you'd like it to look, and set measurable goals and a timeframe for meeting them.

Ravindra Kini

September 20, 2020 03:39

Impressive. Very encouraging to see a youngster in his terms taking to entrepreneurship, the best platform fort learning in my opinion. Jaber a week spread Board of Dorectirs which can provide you the required guidance too take your dreams to greater heights. Many congratulations. Worthy cause.... Great way too start the entrepreneurial journey. All the very n best Adrit and team.

September 16, 2020 22:01

Thanks a lot for the comment Comfort Odor! I will consider taking the online training to improve my skill set. I will try to acquire more skill and will support your project to.

September 16, 2020 21:58

[email protected], your idea intending to raise public interest for donation to support less priviledge in the society is awesome. Congratulation on your idea and hope it is implemented with all commitment. I will suggest you take the campus online training to acquire more skills for a successful implementation of your idea. Also should you come online soon, I am seeking for your support with your votes and comments on my [email protected]

Best of luck in your implementation.

September 14, 2020 23:47

I wants to say thank you for your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular and I/ll request your continuous support! And also, I will like to share with you some tips. According to Jack Ma, This Is What Your Life Should Be Like Between 20 And 60 Years Old.

Before you turn 20 years old,be a good student.
Just to get some experience.

Before you turn 30 years old, follow somebody. Go to a small company. Normally, in a big company, it is good to learn processing, you are part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams. You learn how to do a lot of things at one time. So before 30 years old, its not which company you go to, its which boss you follow. A good boss teaches you differently.

Between 30 and 40 years, you need to think clearly whether you want to work for yourself, if you want to be an entrepreneur.

When you/re between 40 and 50 years old, you must do all the things that you are good at. Dont try to jump into the new area, its too late. You may be successful. But the rate of dying is too big. So when you/re between 40 and 50 ,think about how you can focus on things that you are good at

But when you are 50 to 60 years old, work for the young people. Because young people can do better than you. So rely on them, invest in them, and make sure they/re good

When you are over 60 years old, spend time on yourself.
On the beach, sunshine, its too late for you to change.

And I agree with Mr. ma!

To change the world, invest in youth.
The secret here is helping those who want to be successful, help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big.
Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds and when they grow up they will change the world.

Our message for today!


Umar Imam.
CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand.