Best Nonprofit Website Designs

by in Creative

Designing a website for a nonprofit agency is one of the more difficult projects that a design agency can undertake. An effective nonprofit website must raise awareness for a cause, create a sense of urgency around the problem, provoke an emotional response in the visitor, demonstrate the organization’s ability to address the issue, inspire the visitor to take immediate action, and accept donations through the website.

The best nonprofit websites even give visitors a reason to return to the site, such as to sign up for upcoming events, read newly-published reports, etc. All of these tasks must be accomplished without the visitor getting anything tangible in return—except possibly a t-shirt or a tote bag.

Understanding the customer journey to create a superior user experience is, therefore, critical to the success of the website. We have reviewed the user experience (UX) of several nonprofit website designs, and these are the best examples from around the web.

1. HeForShe

HeForShe

2. The Obakki Foundation

The Obakki Foundation

3. For All Animals

Photographers for Animals

4. ONE DROP

ONE DROP

5. Conservation International

Conservation International

6. Audubon

Audubon

7. GreenWave.org

GreenWave.org

8. NRDC

NRDC

9. U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council

10. Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo

11. World Housing

World Housing

12. Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

13. BuildOn

BuildOn

14. Opportunity International

Opportunity International

15. UNHCR

UNHCR

16. Beyond12

Beyond12

17. The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute

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18. Barr Foundation

Barr Foundation

19. BE GIRL

BE GIRL

20. Full Court Peace

Full Court Peace

21. Centro Community Partners

Centro Community Partners

22. The Malala Fund

The Malala Fund

23. Oceana

Oceana

24. Goldhirsh Foundation

Goldhirsh Foundation

25. Good Thinking

Good Thinking

26. Names for Change

Names for Change

27. National Parks Conservation Association

National Parks Conservation Association

28. The Shoe That Grows

The Shoe That Grows

29. Washington Project for the Arts

Washington Project for the Arts

30. Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

31. Liberty Hill Foundation

Liberty Hill Foundation

32. Martha’s Table

Martha's Table

33. St. Mary’s Center

St. Mary’s Center

34. WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International

35. Better Than Cash Alliance

Better Than Cash Alliance

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