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Ravneet Raiyat
17 May, 2021
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Why the world's top non-profits choose Drupal to build beautiful digital experiences

With the world marching toward digital transformation, non-profit organizations are realizing the importance of investing in a robust web framework. Many influential non-profits are relying on Drupal to create an amplified digital presence. Drupal is a preferred content management system for some of the world’s top non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Doctors with Borders, Rotary International, etc.

 

In 2020, non-profit organizations witnessed a substantial increase of 60% in online donations.

– Double the donation


Drupal powers more than 1 million websites in the world. It has been the most reliable and cost-effective content management system with fast performance, great security features, and customizable content features. Let’s look at how Drupal is empowering these influential non-profit organization’s digital experiences.


EOCI – providing equal opportunity to underprivileged children globally

Non profit websites on Drupal

Founded in December 2009, EOCI is based in Toronto and operates with the mission of creating a just and equal opportunity for children around the world. Built on Drupal 8, EOCI’s website contributes to its goal of providing equal opportunities to underprivileged children around the world. 

Non profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • An intuitive and visually pleasing page layout - EOCI’s website leverages Drupal paragraphs that facilitate well-structured and effortless content creation.
  • Simplified navigation with the highlighted call to action buttons - The placement of the call to action buttons, ‘donations’ and ‘take action’ compel the visitors to donate and help in navigating through the website with ease. 
  • Compelling storytelling - The website’s design and empathetic content contributes to building a trusted online community.

EOCI’s Drupal website is visually appealing, well-organized and easy to navigate. Drupal’s mobile-first approach and user-friendly page layout contribute to the non-profit’s mission through maximum global exposure.


Human Rights Watch – defending human rights worldwide

Non-profit websites on Drupal

Human Rights Watch is a well-known international organization that advocates freedoms in connection with fundamental human rights. Focused on the organization’s digital-first publishing strategy, the website is content focused and user-centric.

Non-profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • Translation and Localization of content - Drupal’s multilingual capabilities enable the translation and localization of website content into 47 languages for global users.
  • User-centred digital experience - Focused on readability, the website delivers an impactful digital experience to its visitors.
  • Personalization - HRW website shows personalized content based on the user’s region by analysing and learning from the user taxonomy. 

Human Rights Watch’s Drupal website is scalable for handling traffic spikes and allows over 90+ content editors to publish the content seamlessly.


Foreign Affairs – the most influential source of foreign affairs and policies

Non-profit websites on Drupal

Foreign Affairs is the leading magazine for in-depth analysis and debates of foreign policy, geopolitics and global affairs. They trusted Drupal 8 for modernizing their web presence and integrating 90 years of content on the website.

Non-profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • Mobile-first design - The website’s mobile-first design brings over 90 years of content to life through responsive content architecture.
  • Visual timeline search - The Easy-to-use visual timeline search feature enables visitors to find content based on when it was published in the Foreign Affairs magazine.
  • Drupal’s inbuilt API - Panels make the composition of the design elements on the website templates entirely comprehensible.

 

Drupal’s visually compelling web architecture gives Foreign Affairs several options to deliver its rich content to a wider audience and monetize it.


World Vision Organization – humanitarian aid for children to overcome poverty

Non-profit websites on Drupal

World Vision Organization is the world’s largest international charity on a mission to pull every child out of poverty. Their website was nominated for the ‘Best Website Award’ by awwwards.com in the year 2019.

Non-profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • Personalized content - Regional websites tell stories that connect best with their local audience.
  • Translation and localisation of content - Drupal’s multilingual capabilities enable translation and localization for global audience reach.
  • Simplified website design and architecture - Drupal’s simplified web architecture boosts online donations.

 

World Vision Organization’s web presence facilitates brand awareness and credibility. 


Habitat for Humanity – building homes worldwide

Non-profit websites on Drupal

Habitat for Humanity sets the stage for families, volunteers, donors and supporters to come together and build decent homes that provide the foundation for a better life. Their mobile-responsive website connects supporters from over 70+ countries.

Non profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • Personalized experience - The website’s user-friendly web architecture tops the chart in providing a personalized experience to a global audience.
  • Dynamic call-to-action buttons - Drupal’s Paragraph based page layout enables the content editors to place dynamic CTA’s across the website to increase online donations.
  • Translation and localisation of content - User’s taxonomy triggers automatic translation and localization of the website’s content.

Habitat for Humanity’s website is future-focused with Drupal 8’s scalable and robust web architecture.

 

Doctors Without Borders – saving lives globally

Non profit websites on Drupal

Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation providing medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, etc. It is the biggest NGO in the world and has won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

Non profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • Brand/UI consistency across 30 sites - Doctors without borders have been using Drupal since 2016 for its multi-site functionality, integrating 30 independent country sites with the brand language.
  • Transparent information - Information transparency in the website educates donors on how the money is being used and builds trust in the community.
  • A fluid design - Drupal’s web architecture for Doctors Without Borders has enhanced fluidity, efficacy and reliability.
  • Localisation and translation - Drupal’s multilingual feature helps in rolling out communication campaigns in each region.

Built on Drupal 8, the non-profit’s USA website received a score of 93.91 out of 100 and is rated 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator.

 

Ashoka.org – nurturing social innovation around the globe

Non profit websites on Drupal

Ashoka.org is an international non-profit organization that promotes social entrepreneurship by empowering a community of leaders who are creating transformational change. 

Non profit websites on Drupal

What makes the website stand out?

  • A component-based design - Ashoka.org’s website is built using Drupal’s component-based architecture, which makes content management effortless.
  • Digital Asset Management - Drupal 8  Media Library module manages the digital assets on the website delivering an engaging user navigation.
  • Performant and localized website - The website is fast performing with localized content for a better and broader audience reach.

Our Design and Drupal experts collaborated with Ashoka.org to create a robust web presence in 90+ countries with the following outcomes:

  • 143% improved website traffic
  • 115% boost in organic search traffic

Read more about our work with Ashoka.org here.


Conclusion

Drupal is a highly flexible platform for digital innovation, speedy implementation, and scalability. Drupal’s open-source backdrop supports the non-profit community around the globe in creating an amplified digital presence and contributes to the noble cause. Get in touch with our team of experts today to create a future-focused digital architecture with Drupal.

Ravneet Raiyat