Maybe you’re making an effort to give back to your community, or maybe you’re trying to reestablish your agency as one that works within the nonprofit industry. In any case, building and redesigning sites for nonprofits can help these organizations gain visibility and raise more money for the causes they support. 

To create the best platform for your nonprofit clients to share their message with the masses, you’ll need an attractive, lightweight theme that can also facilitate safe, secure donations— you may even need eCommerce functionality for selling merchandise or swag!

These eight powerful themes can help you build better sites on WordPress for your nonprofit clients!



This modern, fully-responsive theme was originally designed for religious websites, but it can easily be repurposed for use by a nonprofit. The theme makes it easy to show visitors what the organization has been up to through a project list or grid, and it seamlessly facilitates  donations Users can also create a public calendar of events to show potential volunteers how and when they can get involved!



This theme has both a free and a premium version, and the image-centric design allows users to show off all of their charitable work. While the free version is less customizable than the premium, both  provide helpful elements  for bringing in donations and telling the story of your nonprofit client.



This theme is optimized for speed and is integrated with WooCommerce, Stripe, and PayPal to make selling merchandise or collecting donations fast and easy. The theme’s creators have also added functionality to facilitate recurring donations, which bring in five times more on average than one-time donations.

Essence Pro


This theme is perfect for nonprofits that want to focus on telling their story. While it was originally designed for health and wellness brands, the simplicity of the design makes Essence Pro a great choice for nonprofits, and the theme’s eCommerce integration allows nonprofit clients to efficiently sell products and collect donations.



Another theme with both free and paid premium versions, GiveWP’s theme creators clearly took time to conceptualize the needs of nonprofits. With easy recurring donations, text-to-give options, and more, it’s no wonder why more than 100,000 fundraising projects and nonprofits have already chosen the GiveWP theme.



This easily customizable, well-documented theme has all the elements you need to tell the story of a nonprofit client and attract supporters to their site. WooCommerce integration makes it easy to collect donations, and fullscreen background video and images allow you to focus users’ attention on the important, boots-on-the-ground efforts of the nonprofit you’re working with.



Compatible with most plugins, including WooCommerce, Maisha theme has a highly responsive support team, tons of documentation, and automatic updates to make building nonprofit sites super simple. Four homepage layouts and lots of interior page customization capabilities allow you the flexibility to design a site that truly fits the aesthetic vision of your nonprofit clients.



With more than 700,000 sites already using OceanWP across a number of industries, there’s no question that this theme is powerful and performant. Dozens of templates and a one-click template import means you can show your nonprofit clients multiple options for how their site could look and how you can customize it to make their organization shine online!

Giving back better with WordPress

The power of WordPress can help your nonprofit clients build their online presence, even on a budget. Try out a few of these themes to decide for yourself which is the best for your nonprofit clients.

Have another theme that you love using for nonprofit websites? Let us know in the comments!

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