The Backstory

The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. They are the largest, independent funder of brain and spinal injury research in Australia.


  • User Analysis
  • Site Planning
  • UI & UX Design
  • Web Development
  • Data Migration
  • Integrations
  • Testing & Maintenance


  • HTML 5 / CSS 3
  • Responsive
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • Paypal
  • jQuery
  • MailChimp

The Challenge

The Brain Foundation had had their site for quite some time, and as such were set up on a very old installation of a content management system known as Joomla.

They also had their site managed by a smaller operation and were finding it hard to get the information required to access their website files on the server.

The old site was also not optimised for delivering results in the form of donations which allows the organisation to continue.

The Solution

We sat down with the client and identified the different avatars for the organisation. We also identified that we needed to focus the site toward both communicating information about the brain, the organisation and donating.

We went through the process of designing a clean, modern, user focused website. Identified the primary information topics visitors are after and made them easy to find on the home page.

We also showcased the recipients of the grants that the donations raised go to funding so people could easily see the results and impact the organisation has.

Over 100 pages of content from the old Joomla site were migrated across to the new WordPress platform and updated, and the site was integrated with a payment gateway to accept donations and sales easily.

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