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Continuing our topic on charity themes, today I would like to come back with an article about how to create a charity site which has many characteristics and special features for collecting donations online. This kind of website is built for a charity/non-profit/fundraising/NGO organization, for a volunteer campaign and so on. Like other websites, we have to build specific features for a charity site. However, in this post, I will focus on the most important features to make an effective charity website online. And they are:

  • A mission
  • Donate Button
  • Campaigns
  • Contact
  • Charity shop

Build a Charity Site Using WordPess

A Mission

“A Mission” is the main message you want to spread through your organization or campaign. It should be short and presented at the top of your Website, for example in the slider. Depending on this part of a charity website, visitors will decide whether or not to stay longer on your site. To make an awesome impact, the Revolution Slider is recommended to use. This is the best plugin to build sliders and more. However, the cost is $25. If you don’t want to pay for building sliders, other free plugins on WordPress.org are also available.

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin
Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

Donate Button

Budget is the main factor to operate any activity, even though it is voluntary. So, in order to call sponsors to give a donation, you need to highlight a donate button to transfer money easily and quickly. There are many interesting plugins that can help you to achieve this functionality. You just search “donation” in WordPress.org Plugins repo and pick the plugin you like. However, I recommend using two plugins Seamless Donations and Give.

Donation Plugins for Charity WordPress Site
Donation Plugins for Charity WordPress Site

Campaigns

Charity campaigns mean the events are going to be organized to implement the oriented objects. Clear and well-prepared plans should be presented on the website to manage events easier. More than that, a clear funding goal would help sponsors know how much budget does the current campaign need and how will their donations be used. You can try to use this popular plugin to create events on your site: The Events Calendar.

Event WordPress Plugin
Event WordPress Plugin

Contact

Similarly, with other organizations, the “About Us” part is a must-have feature for the charity site for people to get in contact if they want to know more about your organization or campaign. This part helps build trust from visitors who access to your site. You should make sure to answer all feedbacks and inquiries. The Contact Form 7 plugin is the best choice to do this.

Contact Form 7 - WordPress Contact Plugin
Contact Form 7 – WordPress Contact Plugin

Charity Shop

Besides receiving funding from sponsors, you can sell products on the website. Let’s choose the type of product you want to sell and build a professional sale system. I think WooCommerece plugin is 1st choice for this feature.

Woocommerce-WordPress eCommerce plugin
Woocommerce-WordPress eCommerce plugin

Other choices

If you want to build more speedy and beautiful website, you can pick up a Charity WordPress theme. There are many choices with more features and options. Take a look with below links:

Conclusion

A good charity website can help us to spread our message all over the world with the power of Internet. For a charity organization or a volunteer campaign, a website can attract people’s attention and unite them with a common purpose. If you are on the way creating a website for social benefits like that, I hope this article will help you go on the right track and achieve an impressive website as well as the effective campaign.

Brian Link

I am a WordPress Developer, Freelance Blogger. I want to travel the world, learn everything and share my knowledge.

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