The best nonprofit websites of 2013 feature an impressive array of stunning designs and powerful organizing tools

This year online marketing strategies have shifted for nonprofits but beautiful, responsive websites are still the best ways for nonprofits and NGOs to present their work globally and raise awareness about their causes.

The best nonprofit websites stand out because they clearly communicate the organization’s mission, have succinct calls to action, and engage their audience.

Nonprofits and NGOs often have limited budgets but the best nonprofits websites of 2013 manage to do a lot with a little using open-sourced software like WordPress and affordable online organizing tools like NationBuilder.

Here are the best nonprofit websites of 2013:

American Cancer Society


The American Cancer Society website is the online headquarters for an organization that’s been around for more than 100 years giving hope to cancer patients and their families. The website features bright colors and photography that inspires all. The website touches everyone who visits through teaching them more about the disease, its prevention, and the ways to help those who are suffering from it.

Amnesty International


Amnesty has had one of the most recognizable nonprofit websites for years running. With more than 3 million supporters, they are fighting to stop human rights abuses. The website is great looking and engaging. They make great use of color and emphasize their actions with a homepage slider. They include big join, donate, and take action buttons which make it easy for visitors to get involved.

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Acumen Fund


Acumen Fund has one of the most engaging and innovative designs of all the best nonprofit websites this year. They feature large sections that clearly state their ideas and actions on fighting poverty around the world. The developers found a perfect way to keep the website colorful while maintaining the seriousness of the problem the organization is devoted to. You will easy find all the necessary information about their cause and ways to help.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is another of the largest and most recognizable organizations in the world. They’re devoted to resolving global issues like poverty, diseases, and education. They use touching images and a clean design including a lot of content on their ideas and projects. They make clear calls to visitors to take action and start helping others.

Solar Citizens

Solar Citizens
I Am That Girl
Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise
RoadTrip to End Poverty

Roadtrip to End Poverty
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

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Mistakes Kids Make

Mistakes Kids Make


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Charity Water

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A Billion Thanks Mandela

A Billion Thanks Mandela

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