The Best Website Builder for Nonprofit Organizations
Hello! If you’re looking to make your own website, you’re in the right place. In this article, we cover the best website builder for nonprofit organizations.
Running a nonprofit is hard. Finding donors, fulfilling your mission, managing volunteers. These are all full-time jobs. Your website is probably on the bottom of the to-do list. But, your website is your face to the world. It is that valuable first impression for clients, donors, and the public. And it only takes a few seconds for a visitor to judge your website, and leave.
Making the good first impression is critical, and that makes your website important. Like, super important. But diving into the website world can be scary. There are lots of things to know, plenty of pitfalls, and many people who want to overcharge you.
If you’re starting a nonprofit, chances are you a do-it-yourselfer. Good! You can make a website yourself, no need to hire anyone.
The Free and Best Website Builder for Nonprofit Organizations
Websites Explained Simply is our free online course that you can start today and being making a professional and fast website. You don’t need any prior knowledge, and there’s no coding at all. In this course, you will learn about the best and totally free website builder: WordPress. WordPress is the best website builder for Nonprofit organizations. Period.
Over a third of all websites on the internet use WordPress, and it’s the perfect fit for a growing nonprofits. As your organization grows, you can upgrade your website with free plugins that can take donations, manage volunteers, and communicate with your followers.
WordPress is free software, and there are no limits or “freemium” payments. You can use pre-made designs (called “themes”) that give your website a professional look. There are even themes designed specifically for non-profits. You don’t even need to install WordPress, if you get a good hosting company.
To use WordPress you will need hosting and a domain name, which is covered in the course. Oh, and don’t confuse WordPress with wordpress.com. The .com version is a separate, for-profit business, and not a great choice. Get a good hosting company and go for the full featured WordPress.
Good luck with your website! Please ask questions and share anything you make with us!