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

The Loft - Local Outreach Family Therapies

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 Their old website was outdated with old content and images.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.

VIDEO: The LOFT website launch

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

Would like a not for profit website like The LOFT’s? Please let us know and we will help you.

Audio Description of this Website Build

Listen to this project build – narrated by Marianna Kane (Founder of DesignBurst)

See this website in action:

The Loft Local Outreach Family Therapies not for profit Website Design by DesignBurst 960x540

Website URL: https://theloft.ie

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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.read more
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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. Highly recommend! Caroline Kane, Ebb & Flow Massage, Co. Meath 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
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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.read more
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Design burst came highly recommended to me when I was researching who I would get to design our new company website.... Marianna made the whole process extremely easy and It just flowed from inception to completion.. I found Marianna to be full of creative ideas, offering sound advice throughout. Couldn’t recommend design burst highly enough. Ryan- RMS constructionsread more
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After finally making the decision to have a website created I searched and spoke to many people regarding the design... and creation, most spoke about various items which was language I wasn't familiar with. I found Design burst which is also Co Meath based and spoke to them explaining to them my needs. I was so amazed with my outcome, kind courteous and massive value for money the care I received was nothing but top class. I would truly recommend Design burst for all your website needs. Thanks kindly Design Burst.read more
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Really happy with Marianna’s work on our new logo. She got the brief spot on and delivered high quality product that I... could use across many media Chanel’s immediately. Being a small business it’s great to see the level of quality I expect to deliver being held high by others and I’ll be singing praises here.read more
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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.read more
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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.Highly recommend!Caroline Kane, Ebb & Flow Massage, Co. Meath 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
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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.read more
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