Are you looking for the best WordPress plugins for your nonprofit website?
Due to tight budgets and little technical support, nonprofits need to carefully choose the plugins they use for their website.
In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress plugins for nonprofits.
Note: These are the plugins that our team installs when we start a new blog or make a new website for our own businesses. We also included donation and fundraising plugins so that your nonprofit can easily raise funds online.
WPForms is the best form builder plugin for WordPress. With its drag and drop functionality and 500+ ready-made templates, you can easily create all types of forms for your nonprofit site. This includes contact forms, volunteer signup forms, survey forms, newsletter signup forms, and much more.
WPForms seamlessly integrates with email marketing services like Constant Contact, Sendinblue, and Drip. Plus, you can connect WPForms to the HubSpot CRM to manage your leads and donors.
It comes with a free version called WPForms Lite, which is perfect for small organizations, nonprofits, and personal use.
WPForms also comes with a premium version, which allows you to create a donation form. You can accept one-time or recurring donations and connect your form with PayPal, Stripe, and Square to securely collect credit card payments right on your website.
2. WP Charitable
WP Charitable is a popular WordPress donation plugin used by over 100,000+ nonprofits. It lets you create unlimited fundraising campaigns and easily customize them to your exact needs.
You can create donation forms for one-time donations, time-sensitive donations, or goal-based fundraisers.
Charitable integrates with leading payment processors like PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, Braintree, and more, to securely accept donations online. Plus, Charitable doesn’t charge any transaction fees, so you never have to worry about hidden charges.
You can get started with the free version of Charitable. For more powerful features like recurring donations, crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer fundraising, you need to upgrade to a premium plan.
3. WP Simple Pay
WP Simple Pay is another easy way to accept one-time and recurring payments on your WordPress site. It comes with built-in support for credit card payments, ACH debit payments, Stripe, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Klarna, Alipay, and more.
You can easily create mobile-optimized payment and donation forms with WP Simple Pay’s drag and drop builder. You can save even more time by using one of the pre-made form templates.
WP Simple Pay also offers full multi-language and multi-currency support, multiple form display options, donations with custom amount fields, and more.
There’s a free version of WP Simple Pay that you can use to accept one-time donations. For recurring payments and other advanced features, you need to upgrade to the premium version.
4. All in One SEO
All in One SEO (AIOSEO) is the best WordPress SEO optimization plugin and toolkit on the market. It allows you to optimize your posts and pages for better search engine rankings without needing to learn any complicated SEO jargon.
AIOSEO is easy to install and set up. The setup wizard will automatically help you choose the best SEO settings for your nonprofit and set up the proper SEO foundations for your site in less than 10 minutes.
It also comes with TruSEO on-page analysis, local SEO, rich snippets schema, smart XML sitemaps, a link assistant, social media integration, and more.
The free version of AIOSEO comes with everything you need to optimize your WordPress site. For more powerful features, you can upgrade to the Pro version.
For step-by-step instructions, see our guide on how to set up All in One SEO for WordPress.
MonsterInsights is the best analytics plugin for WordPress. It lets you easily view your Google Analytics reports right from your WordPress dashboard. This will give you real-time stats about who is on your website and what they’re doing.
You can track your top traffic sources, popular posts, audience location, demographics, new vs. returning visitors, and much more. It also can be effectively used to measure your conversion goals.
MonsterInsights is super easy to set up. Simply follow this tutorial on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress.
You can get started for free with MonsterInsights Lite. For more advanced features and reports, you can upgrade to the Pro version.
OptinMonster is the best lead generation tool on the market, used by 1,213,437+ websites. It helps you convert website visitors into subscribers and donors.
OptinMonster comes with a user-friendly drag and drop builder and tons of professionally-designed campaign templates. This makes it easy to create lightbox popups, slide-in popups, sidebar signup forms, scroll boxes, and much more.
You can also use the powerful exit intent detection to track when a visitor is about to leave your site. Then, automatically display a targeted offer that encourages them to donate before they leave.
See how OptinMonster helped us increase our email subscribers by 600%.
GiveWP is another popular WordPress plugin that allows nonprofits to easily accept online donations. You can create beautiful donation forms and choose from a variety of display and payment options.
You can accept one-time or recurring donations, create peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, allow tribute giving, set campaign-level donation goals/incentives, and more.
With its donor management and fundraising insights, you can keep track of contributions and measure the success of your fundraising campaigns.
GiveWP integrates with payment processors like Stripe, Authorize.net, PayPal, Braintree, Square, and others. It also integrates with email marketing services so that you can keep in touch with your donors.
SeedProd is the best WordPress landing page and website builder. You can use SeedProd to easily create custom landing pages for your fundraising campaigns without touching a line of code.
SeedProd comes with hundreds of landing page templates to get you started quickly. Simply point and click to customize the templates to your style and needs.
There are also ready-made blocks you can add to your page in an instant. You can choose from blocks like buttons, email opt-in forms, countdown timers, social profiles, testimonials, pricing tables, Google maps, and much more. Plus, there are pre-made smart sections like calls to action and FAQs.
Aside from landing pages, you can also use SeedProd to create a custom WordPress theme. No need to hire a developer and spend thousands of dollars on a custom theme for your nonprofit website.
9. Sugar Calendar
Sugar Calendar is a simple WordPress event calendar and booking plugin. You can use it to display a beautiful calendar of upcoming charity and fundraiser events on your WordPress website.
You can display single or multi-day events, create recurring events, set start and end times, and even sell tickets to your events via Stripe or WooCommerce with the Event Ticketing addon.
It comes with multiple front-end display options, event calendar widgets, and custom date formatting, and it’s translation-ready.
10. Easy Digital Downloads
Easy Digital Downloads is the best WordPress plugin for selling digital products online. You can use this plugin to sell ebooks, PDF files, audio, video, and more, to raise funds for your nonprofit.
It’s easy to set up, and you can start collecting credit card payments through Stripe, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay in minutes. It also comes with a built-in shopping cart that allows people to purchase multiple downloads at once.
Other features include unlimited file downloads, discount codes to encourage more purchases, download activity tracking, full data reporting, and more.
11. Duplicator Pro
Duplicator Pro is the best WordPress backup and site migration plugin on the market. It lets you create complete backups of your website, including database files. If anything happens to your nonprofit site, Duplicator Pro will help you restore it right away.
The plugin is easy to use for beginners. It lets you automate and schedule backups, so you don’t have to do it manually. And you can restore a backup directly from your WordPress admin panel.
It also offers powerful site migration features to make it easier to move your WordPress site to a new domain or server.
Sucuri is a popular, free WordPress security plugin with over 800,000+ active installations. Any website on the internet can become a target of hacking attempts or malicious code. WordPress sites are no exemption.
With Sucuri, you can scan your WordPress site for malicious code and malware and then clean your WordPress site.
It also comes with file integrity monitoring, blocklist monitoring, security notifications, post-hack security actions, and more.
See how Sucuri helped us block 450,000 WordPress attacks in 3 months.
13. WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is free to use, and it’s one of the best WordPress caching plugins on the market. With this plugin, you can improve the performance and speed of your nonprofit website.
WP Super Cache comes with all the important caching features you need, including page cache, cache pre-loading, gzip compression, CDN support, and more.
It’s also easy to set up. For step-by-step instructions, see our guide on how to install and set up WP Super Cache.
14. Shared Counts
Shared Counts is a free WordPress plugin that makes it easy to add social media share buttons to your site. It allows your users to easily share content without leaving your site, which is key to spreading the word about your cause.
It includes share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, Pinterest, and more. You can also display the total share count to show website visitors how popular your content is.
There are multiple button styling options so that you can keep a consistent look for your brand.
15. Revive Old Posts
Revive Old Posts is another useful WordPress plugin that automatically shares your old posts on social media. This will save you time, drive more traffic to your content, and keep your social media followers engaged.
With the free plugin, you can automatically share posts to Twitter and Facebook pages. You can upgrade to the Pro version to automatically share posts to Facebook Groups, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more.
Check out our complete social media cheat sheet for more social media tips.
Polylang is a free WordPress plugin that makes it a breeze to create multilingual websites in WordPress. Because language shouldn’t be a barrier for a nonprofit to spread its message.
It is extremely simple and easy to use. You can add users for different languages, and those users will get a WordPress user interface. Your users will be able to easily switch languages and browse your site in their native language.
For more detailed instructions, see our guide on how to easily create a multilingual WordPress site.
We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress plugins for nonprofits. You may also want to see our guide on how to create an email newsletter and our picks of the best WordPress themes for nonprofit organizations.
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Tracy R. Simmons says
Thank you for sharing this awesome collection of 16 Best WordPress Plugins for Nonprofits
Yoast SEO is one of my favorite plugin. It helps you to optimize your meta tags without entering into coding. I use this plugin in my website.
Google Analytics by Yoast is now part of a paid product.
Editorial Staff says
It always had a free and paid version. You can download the free version here:
David Cornish says
This is Very helpful article information. One that I would add in Yoast SEO, Which many nonprofits use to help target their content.
K G Mozumder says
Very good post, these plugins will help me to creating non profit websites.
Thanx for posting list of good plugins. It helps me.
Thanks for this great article. It has removed some of the fear of starting my own blog.
So you decided to delete my totally appropriate comment? Fine, never coming back here again!
Seriously, you are recommending simple calendar?
That plugin went downhill when they implemented their great big update.
Haven’t touched it since.
Jason King says
Difficult to argue with these choices, they’re all good plugins, but with the exception of Give for donations, they’re not specific to non-profits. That’s because by and large non-profits have the same plugin requirements as small to medium sized businesses.
However, there are also CRM and mail campaign tools that are popular with non-profits, such as CiviCRM, Salesforce, Constant Contact, Vertical Response, MailChimp: and all these have plugins to integrate them with WordPress.
Just a quick tip for any non-profits reading this: apply for a Google Ad Grant to get free advertising for your website.
…And Google for Work, you get unlimited emails with your nonprofit brands, and as stated Google Ads is wonderful. But keep in mind it’s a learning curve for this CRM… I’m good at SEO and Analytics and I’m still learning all Google Ads have to offer. But, you do get 100% 24hrs google support. –
Gaurav Khurana says
Thanks for this nicely compiled list.. good to know i use some of them
Dean Bartley says
This was a nice article. Very helpful. Thanks guys!
Great stuff. I use a lot of these plugins for my nonprofit, but a few I didn’t know of, will check them out.