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
Founder and CEO
Type of Enterprise
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. https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/1275225681794748416/photo/1 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. https://www.cnet.com/news/wwdc-how-apples-swift-student-challenge-winners-are-fighting-covid-19/ 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.
AdACause's reach is infinite
Ads as revenue