The LOFT Cabra, Substance and Alcohol Misuse – Not for Profit Website Design

The Loft - Local Outreach Family Therapies

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How we helped this not for profit organisation with their online presence

The LOFT asked us to redesign the website for their not for profit organisation in late 2020. Their old website was outdated with old content and images. They felt it didn’t reflect the needs of their target audience. They wanted the new website design to appeal to young people and families in the Cabra region. As a not for profit they rely on community support. This website will let people know how The LOFT can help them.

Marian and her team in The LOFT are VERY SUPPORTIVE. This is the message we wanted to convey to people in Cabra. We decided to make the new design vibrant and engaging to attract new visitors.

The LOFT offers support for substance and alcohol misuse. We designed the website pages to be warm and inviting. We used colours from their brand combined with other vibrant tones. We analysed existing websites to understand how not for profit organisations perform online. We examined what elements would work well with The LOFT’s target audience.

We broke each page down into sections to allow visitors to read the content easily. Substance misuse is often misunderstood. It has alot of negative sentiment with the general public. The LOFT wanted their new website to be an inviting, safe space. We chose colours that were inviting and images that were not misleading. The aim of this design was to be informative and to welcome community support.

Recovery Month September 2021 #RecoveryMonth

The LOFT are participating in Recovery Month in September 2021. A number of not for profit organisations in Dublin have come together for Recovery Month. Events are running all month to help people with substance and alcohol recovery. We built a custom event calendar into The LOFT’s new website. This allows them showcase all of the events. This new calendar will improve interaction with their not for profit organisation.

We also designed a Blog for The LOFT to provide updates on #recoverymonth. To help encourage interaction we designed a popup for Recovery month. When clicked people can see all of the articles and upcoming events.

Their new website helps them engage with people affected by substance misuse. This includes young people, local families and other individuals.

The LOFT recovery Month Booking Calendar not for profit website design

We worked closely with Marian and her team over a number of weeks. This helped us understand what content should be on their new website. We then built and launched the website based on their vision. This website allows people engage with their not for profit in a confidential way. This is something that cannot be achieved through social media. The new website encourages visitors to engage with this not for profit organisation 24/7.

About The LOFT:

Not for profit The LOFT Cabra Resource Centre

“The Local Outreach Family Therapies” (The LOFT) is a community-based project. It is based in Cabra, Dublin and is a not for profit organisation. They support people impacted by alcohol or substance misuse.

They are an accessible and community-based service. The LOFT wants everybody in Cabra to have access to support.

Unique features in this Website:

This is a bespoke website design created for The LOFT’s audience. It meets the needs of a not for profit organisation. We want this website to reach those affected by substance misuse. Some unique features of this website build include;

  • Events calendar
  • Popups for news / events
  • Custom form for inquiries.
  • A blog feed for news and updates
  • A personalised contact form for volunteers to apply
  • An organised layout for all of the information provided.
  • Full SEO optimisation throughout the site.
  • PDF Documents embedded in the website
  • Designed to allow the LOFT to easily share upcoming events
  • Easy to update content for staff in The LOFT
  • Calls to action throughout the website to encourage interaction

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Audio Description of this Website Build

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Marie-Clare Byard

Marianna is an expert in what she does, she is not just a web developer but has a background in design which she brings to the table when designing your website.

She really takes the pain out of the whole process of planning and designing a site, she listen and comes up with the concepts to match your brand and show case what you do in a well designed and layout out site.
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I am delighted with my new website! Marianna and her team were wonderful and they made the process so much easier than it might have been. At every stage I felt guided and supported through the process of creating a public image of my business that was reflective of the work I do. I also have an online booking system and a blog built into my website. It has attracted loads of new business enquiries. My clients already have a feel for the work I do before they book which is great.
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Design Burst came highly recommend to me by LEO Meath. Marianna became my mentor and I had no idea what we cover in digital marketing but I just knew I need help as I was self taught. OMG is all I can say. She is a listener and tailored each session [all done over zoom] by your needs. She record the sessions so I could go over the material learnt. Marianna is a dream to work and I highly recommend Design Burst. She is just fantastic.... See MoreSee Less

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14:54 05 Oct 22
I found Marianna to be creative, enthusiastic and a truly dedicated Professional. I learned very quickly that she is extremely knowledgeable in her field and imparts that knowledge and expertise with ease and clarity. When it came to designing my Website, I was completely clueless as to what I wanted and more importantly, what I needed. Marianna really assisted here and thoroughly advised me through the process, thereby putting me totally at ease. I was so happy with the end result. It's such an important job, designing your Website but from the get-go, I just found I could fully put my trust in her. I would highly recommend Marianna.
barry prost
barry prost
12:47 23 Aug 22
Marianna and her team were a pleasure to deal with on this project. They delivered the brief and we were very satisfied with their creative output and overall contribution. Marianna got to know our business and industry and built a site that matched our goals and ambitions.
Marie-Clare Byard
Marie-Clare Byard
17:31 03 Sep 21
Marianna is an expert in what she does, she is not just a web developer but has a background in design which she brings to the table when designing your website.She really takes the pain out of the whole process of planning and designing a site, she listen and comes up with the concepts to match your brand and show case what you do in a well designed and layout out site.Plus she is a pleasure to deal with and had a great sense of humour, I would highly recommend her and her business Design Burst.
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John O Neill
17:32 12 Aug 21
We own a thai food truck in Trim called Once Upon A Thai. We are so happy that we chose DesignBurst to create our new website with online order system that suits our truck. Marianna and team are very professional and always available when we have any problems. We would highly recommend DesignBurst to create your dreamed website. Thank you Marianna and team very much. We wish you the very best with your business. From Auan and John
David Macken
David Macken
14:59 08 Aug 21
We are delighted with the website created by DesignBurst Website Design for O'Shaughnessy's Pharmacy. The setup was very user-friendly and the demonstration videos created by Marianna were excellent. David (O'Shaughnessy's pharmacy).
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