Continuing our topic on charity themes, today I would like to come back with an article about how to create a charity site that 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
- Charity shop
Build a Charity Site Using WordPress
“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 $59. If you don’t want to pay for building sliders, other free plugins on WordPress.org are also available.
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 Donorbox – Free Recurring Donation Form and Give.
Charity campaigns mean the events are going to be organized to implement 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.
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 your site. You should make sure to answer all feedbacks and inquiries. The Contact Form 7 plugin is the best choice to do this.
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 sales system. I think the WooCommerece plugin is 1st choice for this feature.
If you want to build a 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 at the below links:
A good charity website can help us to spread our message all over the world with the power of the 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 to 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 an effective campaign.