NeonCRM’s Inspire WordPress theme was built specifically for nonprofits!
Our Inspire series is a coding-free solution to web design that includes a number of robust and easy-to-use features, such as:
We’ll also help you create an individualized website strategy, set up your online forms, and even build out some of your pages for you, so your website is sure to be a success!
Our Inspire packages start at $90/month with no upfront fees! Click here for more pricing information.
WordPress Inspire is one of the only website builders designed specifically for nonprofits. One of the biggest benefits is CRM integration, which allows you to automatically collect all data from your website in your donor and/or member profiles.
WordPress is the most widely used content management system out there (it powers about a quarter of websites on the internet!).
WordPress uses a backend editor that while, a little more difficult to use, makes pages more finely customizable. Nonprofits can tweak any element of their website to create a unique look that perfectly reflects their brand, without any coding required.
Not to mention, WordPress has a variety of plug-ins and themes that you can add on to achieve an even wider variety of looks and features!
The most basic WordPress package is free. However, the recommended package for nonprofits is around $25/month, billed annually.
Because WordPress has so many features and each can be so finely customized, your organization can build out basically anything that you can imagine.
Wix is a blank canvas, drag-and-drop style editor that makes it easy for even beginners to build a site from scratch—without worrying about being constrained by themes and templates.
Their blank canvas style means that your organization has tons of flexibility over how you design each page and element, allowing you to build a site that perfectly fits your needs and reflects the look and feel of your organization.
The only major downside is that Wix’s build-it-from-scratch approach can be too idealistic. Since there’s a lack of structure, the editor can quickly become cluttered and confusing.
You can create a Wix site for free. However, if you’d like to receive an original domain, you’ll need to go with a premium package, which start at only $5/month.
Wix is easy-to-use, highly customizable, and rich with unique features. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can shop their App Market for a range of popular add-ons (like social media sites) to give your site even more depth.
Drupal is a popular and comprehensive content management system that’s ideal for building complex and expansive websites.
The platform is a little more technical than other website builders, so Drupal isn’t recommended for beginners.
However, if you have a little bit of tech-savvy and coding knowledge, Drupal’s wide feature set and range of content types (including videos, podcasts, polls, and more) will enable you to build an intricate website with advanced functionalities.
Contact Drupal for a quote, or visit their website for a free trial.
Drupal offers over 6,000 plug-ins, so you can create any type of look or functionality imaginable! Plus they have excellent user support, including both an attentive IT team and tons of user forums.
Tumblr isn’t a typical website builder, per se.
With Tumblr, your organization can create a customizable multimedia blog that your supporters follow to receive news and updates. The site is ideal for short-form content, such as brief blog posts, photos, videos, and GIFs.
Essentially, if your organization wants a lot of flexibility and functionality when it comes to web design, Tumblr isn’t the place for you. But, if you want something straightforward and easily shareable, it’s an excellent choice!
It’s free to create a blog and custom domain on Tumblr. Premium themes range from $9-$49.
The fact that Tumblr is technically a social media site means it gives nonprofits plenty of opportunity to interact with their supporters online and to spread their reach.
Squarespace is an intuitive, drag-and-drop style website builder that can help even beginning designers create sleek websites with ease.
The biggest advantages of Squarespace are its easy-to-use interface (you can search elements and then simply drag them onto the page) and its attention to detail (for example, you can crop image thumbnails, unlike with most other website builders).
Squarespace’s main downside, however, is that since it’s a drag-and-drop editor, customization is somewhat limited.
Basic commerce packages (the type needed to run transactions through your website) start at $31.11/month.
With Squarespace, you can create forms for donations, event registrations, membership signups, and everything else you need. Just keep in mind that you can’t integrate with your CRM, making data management more difficult.
Weebly is another drag-and-drop style website builder that’s great for beginners.
A notable user-friendly feature is their page sections, which are pre-designed templates that you can add to introduce more complex elements that would be harder to build from scratch (for example staff bios, contact forms, etc.).
The biggest downside is that you can only back up your site as a .zip file, which can’t be uploaded back into Weebly’s site. If your content is ever lost or corrupted, you’ll have to build it again from scratch.
Weebly starts at $9/month. You have to commit to a contract of at least 6 months when you buy.
Weebly is great for membership-based nonprofits. You can build and customize a member microsite where members can access exclusive content and forums.
Nonprofit Website Builder offers 3,000+ templates that your nonprofit can choose from and then have one of their designers customize to your liking.
Of course, the biggest advantage to their model is that you won’t have to worry about any design or coding.
However, that means that their templates can be somewhat generic and even out-of-date, and you’ll need to rely on one of their in-house designers to make any modifications you might need.
Templates and design services start at only $9.95/month, with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Nonprofit website builder allows you to segment your website pages so that they’re only visible to certain constituent groups, helping you target your online content to foster more online engagement.
Blackbaud is another nonprofit web design option that’s not quite a website builder, but a web design service.
The designers over at Blackbaud will evaluate your current website, then help you re-design and re-build it.
They’ll also help you create an effective content strategy, manage email and social media integrations, and monitor your performance.
Contact Blackbaud for a quote.
Since their services can be on the pricier side, Blackbaud is ideal for larger nonprofits that have more resources to allocate to web design and website upkeep.
Nonprofit Website Solution‘s services start with 40 hours of web design, during which they’ll use a content management system (CMS) to build out multiple concept designs customized to your organization.
They’ll then train you on the CMS so you can learn how to edit and update your site.
Aside from design, they also offer search engine optimization (SEO) consultation, free annual website evaluations to ensure your site is always up-to-date, and IT support.
Nonprofit Website Solution charges a one-time $299 setup fee, as well as a hosting fee of $34.95/month. They charge extra for additional design services and support.
With Nonprofit Website Solution, you get the best of both worlds: someone to help you design and autonomy over modifying and updating your site.
GoDaddy‘s website builder gives you options.
Your organization can either start with a blank canvas to build a site that’s entirely to your liking or choose from 300+ unique and professional templates if you need a little more support getting started.
Unfortunately, what GoDaddy makes up for in simplicity, it lacks in functionality. The features you can build out are limited, so this is really a website builder for nonprofits who desire ease and minimalism.
Business plans start at $9.99/month. You can get a free, one month trial by visiting GoDaddy’s website.
GoDaddy’s multiple design options (blank canvas and templates) can cater to nonprofits who desire varying levels of customization and who have different design preferences.
Weld is a unique website builder in that it’s marketed toward international organizations and places a focus on interactivity.
Nonprofits can build websites with interactive elements to provide their supporters with a more engaging online experience. You’re even able to design and build apps without any coding!
The main drawback is that Weld uses a frontend, drag-and-drop editor. Working with these types of editors can limit how much you’re able customize website elements.
Weld’s packages start at no cost. However, to receive a custom domain and remove Weld branding, your organization will need to go with a paid package.
Interactivity is the future of web design, and Weld is really the only website builder on this list who focuses specifically on interactive elements.