The 30 Top Non-Profit Website Designs

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November 23, 2022
...for any size organization
by Lori Shecter

The reason we chose these top 30 non-profit website designs is that they look fantastic, they encourage users to drill deeper into what the organization has to offer, and they have clear reasons to join, donate or otherwise become involved. The content was easy to find, search results were robust, and the user finds exactly what they need. These websites encourage all users to help the organization’s mission to positively impact the world, as well as to encourage donations, and staff to join including volunteers and full-time employees. 

Top non-profit website design includes these elements

  • Easy for your clients to find the support they need
  • Easy to find transactional pages such as donations, event registration, memberships, etc.
  • Impact and mission – there should be no doubt about what you do and the impact you make. Success stories, statistics, case studies – all these content elements contribute to the success of that page.
  • Great search results – everyone wants to find what they are looking for in one click.  Does your website have that?
  • Easy to find program pages and details
  • News updates
  • Non-profit graphic design that pulls you in -you will see from our examples what we mean.

Most non-profit website designs must appeal to a variety of audiences. Your website should make it easy for everyone to find the information they need, no matter what category they fall into. We Are Immediate starts by creating detailed research and documentation to ensure your website communicates to every demographic you are trying to reach. Click here!

This guide is a non-exhaustive list of some of the top websites that we have found. Some are designed by We Are Immediate but others are what we believe are additional top website designs, that inspire our designers and our clients.

Our list of 30 top non-profit website designs so far…

And our list keeps growing! Every organization no matter what size, deserves to have a website that will guarantee the same results as a larger non-profit. As a smaller non-profit, you might not have the size budget as that of a multi-million dollar non-profit. However,  We Are Immediate specializes in providing non-profits of all sizes the website experience they need to ensure the success of their mission. We “borrow” ideas from best-in-class web design– from not only non-profit websites, but all web design in general. Because of our amazing team, we are able to provide all non-profits with a best-in-class website that has every quality of the large non-profit websites. Some of the websites below are designed by our staff. Other websites are those we’ve evaluated and believe to have a great user-friendly experience, a great visual design, and necessary functionality. As you review the list, take note of the design elements and the functionality that you think would suit your organization.

Please note that these are the opinions of We Are Immediate and there are many other great websites that are not included – we just don’t have enough space to include them all! Also, there are many styles of design and each organization has its own taste and design ethos. We appreciate that! top 30 Non-Profit website designs

  1. EWA | Education Writers Association
  2. CCLR | Center for Creative Land Recycling
  3. NYSTEC
  4. The Club For Youth
  5. CCS Ohio | Courageous Community Services Ohio
  6. The McSilver Institute
  7. Morris Museum
  8. RYR-1 Foundation
  9. SSSEVA | Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
  10. Bowen Theory Academy
  11. Humble Design
  12. Understood
  13. Rijks Museum
  14. FDC Online | Flatbush Development Corporation
  15. MCNY | Museum of the City of New York
  16. MSI Chicago | Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago
  17. National Air and Space Museum | Smithsonian
  18. Ocean Conservancy
  19. Child Mind Institute
  20. MoMA
  21. NYU Langone Hospital
  22. Sustaineda
  23. Surfrider
  24. Bronx Works 
  25. Youth Inc
  26. Charity Water
  27. ASPCA
  28. Wounded Warrior Project
  29. Rescue
  30. Environmental Defense Fund

What we liked about these top 30 non-profit web designs

1. EWA | Education Writers Association

  • Robust search results
  • Excellent donation page
  • Easy to find webinars and events section
  • We understand their mission

2. CCLR | Center for Creative Land Recycling

  • Homepage video
  • Shortcuts to inner pages on the video
  • Amazing resource section
  • Blog posts for SEO
  • Donation page integrated with Donor Box

3. NYSTEC

  • Powerful homepage video
  • Success Stories
  • Easy to find programs and services
  • News Updates
  • Career pages

4. The Club For Youth

  • Integrated donation software
  • Homepage video
  • Program details link to the registration
  • Special page for sponsors

5. CCS Ohio | Courageous Community Services Ohio

  • Bright colors and engaging design
  • Amazing logo design to reflect the mission
  • Unique homepage animation
  • Nice use of video and image gallery

6. The McSilver Institute

  • Clean and modern appeal
  • Unique and clear-cut homepage top hero
  • Interesting sorting function for blog posts and events
  • Nice signup form

7. Morris Museum

  • Visitors can select who they are
  • Excellent membership description pages
  • Beautiful exhibition pages that have robust galleries
  • Beautiful hosting events page that shows imagery
  • Nice contact forms

8. RYR-1 Foundation

  • Compelling homepage video
  • Easy-to-use donation software
  • Robust Find a Doctor functionality
  • Great use of videos for webinars

9. SSSEVA | Senior Citizens of South Eastern Virginia

  • The robust mega menu makes it easy for users to find everything in one click
  • The smart search feature on the homepage
  • Easy to find all programs
  • Sweet donation page that tells donors what to donate for and how donation helps

10. Bowen Theory Academy

  • Well-laid-out pages
  • Powerful registration page for events
  • Easy to find work articles
  • Descriptive animation that makes a point about family systems

11. Humble Design

  • The most powerful point of this website is video storytelling
  • Easy donation pages
  • Very well defined impact page
  • Pleasing colors and branding

12. Understood

Understood.org

  • A unique smart guide way to finding content. Really talks to the user journey
  • Well-laid-out color schematic
  • Like the connecting articles that is good for SEO and for website users.

13. Rijks Museum

 

14. FDC Online | Flatbush Development Corporation

 

15. MCNY | Museum of the City of New York

 

16. MSI Chicago | Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

 

17. National Air and Space Museum | Smithsonian

 

18. Ocean Conservancy

 

19. Child Mind Institute

 

20. MoMa

 

21. NYU Langone Hospital

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

22. Sustaineda

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

  • To be written

23. Surfrider

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

24. Bronx Works

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

25. Youth Inc

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

26. Charity Water

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

27. ASPCA | American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

28. Wounded Warrior Project

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

29. Rescue

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

30. Environmental Defense Fund

top 30 Non-Profit website designs

 

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