We are strategists, designers, developers
We are partners, we are advocates

BALTIMORE, MD    //    PRINT DESIGN, MAGAZINE DESIGN, INVITATION AND POSTER DESIGN

We have worked with University of Baltimore School of Law for many years creating first-rate communications to prospective and current students, as well as alumni. We are especially proud of the yearly alumni magazine and its fundraising impact.

WASHINGTON, DC    //    PRINT DESIGN, CATALOG DESIGN, ONSITE EXHIBIT DESIGN

Multi-year partners, IBS and Confluence work collaboratively to design and develop the design and advertising concept for the annual homebuilders' conference. Logo design, print and collateral design, catalogs, postcards, web design, email design - all integral features of the yearly marketing campaign.

WASHINGTON, DC    //    WEB DESIGN, DRUPAL CMS, SEARCHABLE RESOURCE LIBRARY

The recent recipient of a "Best in Class" award, NASUAD's site features myriad initiatives and tools, along with a fully searchable and filterable resource library. Users can save resources to "My Library" for later reading and share resources with ease.

WOODBRIDGE, VA    //    EVENT INVITATION DESIGN

NVOMSA turns to Confluence every year to design its annual Casino Night event invitations. A series of printed pieces – from save to date to formal invitation to tickets and onsite signage – we thoroughly enjoy this highly creative project.

WASHINGTON, DC    //    WEB DESIGN, DRUPAL CMS, SEARCHABLE RESOURCE LIBRARY

Arlington Independent Media and Confluence designed and launched a responsive website managed by Drupal and CiviCRM. Featuring membership tools, online donations, programming and live streaming, the new website allows AIM to take a giant leap forward.

MILLBROOK, NY    //    TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS

The Dyson Foundation improves lives through grant funding, promoting philanthropy, and strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Confluence is dedicated to nonprofit capacity building; we were thrilled to provide a technology assessment to the Dyson Foundation to help it better serve its grantees.

ARLINGTON, VA    //    DATABASE SERVICES, SALESFORCE IMPLEMENTATION

An affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFH of Northern Virginia and Confluence worked together on a number of technical projects, including data migration from Raisers Edge, Access and more to a full Salesforce implementation.

LOS ANGELES, CA    //    REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS, PRODUCT EVALUATION / PROCUREMENT, IMPLEMENTATION MANAGEMENT

Los Angeles County Bar Association utilized Confluence's services to replace their association management software (AMS) and content management software (CMS). This project entailed requirements analysis, product evaluation, procurement and negotiation and managing the multi-month project implementation.

WASHINGTON DC    //    TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, SALESFORCE CUSTOMIZATION

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance mobilizes nonprofit economic growth organizations. Following a technology assessment and strategic recommendations report, Confluence customized and implemented Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack for VEGA which tracks constituent activity.

STRATEGY


Confluence is a leader in performing technology assessments, helping organizations select software and create strategic technology plans.

DESIGN


Our first-rate design department excels at creating compelling brands, designing print collateral and Annual Reports and designing responsive websites.

DEVELOP


Confluence's development team specializes in customizing open source software, such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and CiviCRM and is a certified Salesforce partner.

MANAGE


Confluence provides robust support and maintenance services for open source software and can act as an on-demand technology project manager.

300 Cathedral


A beautiful downtown Baltimore apartment renovation deserved an equally beautiful logo and website design.

The Horizon Foundation


Building on a rebrand, the new, responsive WordPress website features a robust and searchable grants database.

Arlington Independent Media


With a fresh new logo, responsive website and integrated CRM, AIM is ready for the camera!

Premier Plantscapes


Stunning imagery and a dedication to design make all Premier Plantscapes projects a visual delight.

What our Clients are Saying


FRAC
Confluence may not have heard from anyone yet, but I wanted to let you know—we’ve fielded a number of calls from the field and nonprofits in the D.C. area who wanted to know “who did your awesome site for you?" The new FRAC site continues to delight everyone who uses it!– Mike Ambrose, online communications specialist, Food Research and Action Center
2013-04-24T15:05:37+00:00
FRAC
Confluence may not have heard from anyone yet, but I wanted to let you know—we’ve fielded a number of calls from the field and nonprofits in the D.C. area who wanted to know “who did your awesome site for you?” The new FRAC site continues...
CASE
We are very happy with our new website. Personally, […] and […] were a joy to work with and VERY helpful. Thanks for all your help!!!– Michelle Howard, Center for Adoption Support and Education
2013-04-24T15:39:52+00:00
CASE
We are very happy with our new website. Personally, […] and […] were a joy to work with and VERY helpful. Thanks for all your help!!!– Michelle Howard, Center for Adoption Support and Education
NALP
Just a quick note to say thanks for all of your contributions to the new website. We simply never could have done it without your insights and project management. And what a terrific finished product! Thanks so much.– Steve Grumm,National Association of Law Placement Professionals
2013-04-24T17:10:27+00:00
NALP
Just a quick note to say thanks for all of your contributions to the new website. We simply never could have done it without your insights and project management. And what a terrific finished product! Thanks so much.– Steve Grumm,National Association of Law Placement Professionals
HMS
We are very pleased with your report. Your work is very thorough and exactly what we were looking for. – Gina Nocera, HMS Tri-Region
2013-04-24T15:53:37+00:00
HMS
We are very pleased with your report. Your work is very thorough and exactly what we were looking for. – Gina Nocera, HMS Tri-Region
Bipartisan Policy Center
I just want to thank you again for all that you have done for us. I think this assessment has finally let our management see how important IT is, thus making our jobs just a tad bit easier. – Marie Cornejo, IT assistant, Bipartisan Policy Center
2013-04-24T15:01:19+00:00
Bipartisan Policy Center
I just want to thank you again for all that you have done for us. I think this assessment has finally let our management see how important IT is, thus making our jobs just a tad bit easier. – Marie Cornejo, IT assistant, Bipartisan Policy...
CRD Council for Resource Development
Thank you for all you do for us. We cannot express our appreciation enough for your partnership in our work. – Polly Binns, executive director,Council for Resource Development
2013-04-24T15:16:49+00:00
CRD Council for Resource Development
Thank you for all you do for us. We cannot express our appreciation enough for your partnership in our work. – Polly Binns, executive director,Council for Resource Development
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Just wanted to let you know that I was VERY impressed with […]. We had a productive session yesterday. [He] made some helpful suggestions and picked up very quickly. He’s great at explaining things. I see why your references raved about him. – Norm Thompson, IT/database coordinator, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
2013-04-24T17:13:51+00:00
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Just wanted to let you know that I was VERY impressed with […]. We had a productive session yesterday. [He] made some helpful suggestions and picked up very quickly. He’s great at explaining things. I see why your references raved about him. – Norm Thompson,...
Domestic Violence Center for Howard County
Great presentation yesterday. The information you provided was extremely helpful and will be a useful roadmap as we start our long journey of recovery.– Bernie Bradley, President, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
2013-04-24T15:37:21+00:00
Domestic Violence Center for Howard County
Great presentation yesterday. The information you provided was extremely helpful and will be a useful roadmap as we start our long journey of recovery.– Bernie Bradley, President, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
I really want to thank you for your assistance with sorting through the programming alternatives on this aspect of the project. You were a huge help! – Lana Lawrence,Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
2013-04-24T14:46:22+00:00
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
I really want to thank you for your assistance with sorting through the programming alternatives on this aspect of the project. You were a huge help! – Lana Lawrence,Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
Death with Dignity
I’ve just finished reading the assessment. I’m in awe. As someone who is techno-challenged, I understood everything that was written and the very clear and concise recommendations the team at Confluence is suggesting. […] This is precisely the level of service we should have been receiving all along—thankfully we finally found someone who understands nonprofits, our needs and can help us meet those needs in a cost effective way.– Scott Blaine Swenson, executive director, Death with Dignity National Center
2013-04-24T15:35:51+00:00
Death with Dignity
I’ve just finished reading the assessment. I’m in awe. As someone who is techno-challenged, I understood everything that was written and the very clear and concise recommendations the team at Confluence is suggesting. […] This is precisely the level of service we should have been...
Thank you. The training was very well put together; the instructor was very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. Many of our staff members are still talking about how great […] was. – Cheryl L. Mayes, operations manager, National Breast Cancer Coalition
2013-04-24T15:07:02+00:00
Thank you. The training was very well put together; the instructor was very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. Many of our staff members are still talking about how great […] was. – Cheryl L. Mayes, operations manager, National Breast Cancer Coalition
…the work with […] was excellent. You just keep producing great people. I must find out how you put your team together. – Nancy Nye, Executive Director,Youth Advocacy Program International
2013-04-24T16:00:34+00:00
…the work with […] was excellent. You just keep producing great people. I must find out how you put your team together. – Nancy Nye, Executive Director,Youth Advocacy Program International
Mobile Citizen
Every day that I work with you, I'm more and more impressed with you and your depth of knowledge.  Not just of SalesForce, but everything over and above that that makes you so valuable as a Salesforce resource. – Lisa Jones, Mobile Citizen
2013-04-24T15:09:35+00:00
Mobile Citizen
Every day that I work with you, I’m more and more impressed with you and your depth of knowledge.  Not just of SalesForce, but everything over and above that that makes you so valuable as a Salesforce resource. – Lisa Jones, Mobile Citizen
Mustard Seed Project
The Mustard Seed Project would like to express our sincere gratitude to Confluence […]. Confluence wrote the Mustard Seed Sponsorship software program, enabling us to manage our students much more efficiently and delivered the software on time and within our budget.– Stacey Holata, board member,The Mustard Seed Project
2013-04-24T15:49:02+00:00
Mustard Seed Project
The Mustard Seed Project would like to express our sincere gratitude to Confluence […]. Confluence wrote the Mustard Seed Sponsorship software program, enabling us to manage our students much more efficiently and delivered the software on time and within our budget.– Stacey Holata, board member,The...
Share of McLean
As I work with the application more and more, the software you created reveals its power and function. We are extremely pleased with your system. Thanks again for all the support you have provided us.– Hunter Pollitt, Share of McLean Center
2013-04-24T14:22:15+00:00
Share of McLean
As I work with the application more and more, the software you created reveals its power and function. We are extremely pleased with your system. Thanks again for all the support you have provided us.– Hunter Pollitt, Share of McLean Center
Samaritan Inns
Beautiful beyond words! You’re a genius and we have a system that makes everyone here happy.– Jason Bernhardt-Lanier, Samaritan Inns
2013-04-24T15:38:30+00:00
Samaritan Inns
Beautiful beyond words! You’re a genius and we have a system that makes everyone here happy.– Jason Bernhardt-Lanier, Samaritan Inns
American Hospice
We are all thrilled about the website and are grateful for your support and patience. It has been a pleasure working with you and […]. We felt that we were in good hands from the start and we are very pleased with the results. – Naomi Naierman, president and CEO, American Hospice Foundation
2013-04-24T15:47:14+00:00
American Hospice
We are all thrilled about the website and are grateful for your support and patience. It has been a pleasure working with you and […]. We felt that we were in good hands from the start and we are very pleased with the results. –...
advocates
I especially loved working with all of you to improve our technology systems over the past year or so. [We] are receiving all the praise from staff, but it is your technical support and hard work that has allowed us to take such leaps and bounds! – Ammie Feijoo, Advocates for Youth
2013-04-24T17:17:09+00:00
advocates
I especially loved working with all of you to improve our technology systems over the past year or so. [We] are receiving all the praise from staff, but it is your technical support and hard work that has allowed us to take such leaps and...
A Chance to Grow
I want to let you know that […] did an incredible job with securing, sifting, and summarizing the database/software needs of the various departments. A lot of information was thrown his way and he was able to summarize it in great detail—something we have not experienced over the years! – Michael Johnson, director of development,A Chance to Grow, Inc.
2013-04-24T14:42:53+00:00
A Chance to Grow
I want to let you know that […] did an incredible job with securing, sifting, and summarizing the database/software needs of the various departments. A lot of information was thrown his way and he was able to summarize it in great detail—something we have not...
AAAS
Thank you for the outstanding work you have done with our redesign. […] We are thrilled with the progress so far and are looking forward to what you show us next.– Melissa McCartney, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2013-04-24T14:43:54+00:00
AAAS
Thank you for the outstanding work you have done with our redesign. […] We are thrilled with the progress so far and are looking forward to what you show us next.– Melissa McCartney, American Association for the Advancement of Science
MOWAA
I just wanted to say that […] and […] are both fantastic, and it is a real pleasure to be working with them on our Library website. – Suzanne Grubb, deputy director, Meals on Wheels Association of America
2013-04-24T14:47:45+00:00
MOWAA
I just wanted to say that […] and […] are both fantastic, and it is a real pleasure to be working with them on our Library website. – Suzanne Grubb, deputy director, Meals on Wheels Association of America
Pension Rights Center
[…] is great! She’s amazing!! It might be a mix of excitement that we’re finally almost done with the conversion, but I think […] is great.– Joellen Leavelle, communications and outreach coordinator, Pension Rights Center
2013-04-24T15:34:57+00:00
Pension Rights Center
[…] is great! She’s amazing!! It might be a mix of excitement that we’re finally almost done with the conversion, but I think […] is great.– Joellen Leavelle, communications and outreach coordinator, Pension Rights Center
ITS America
Also wanted to say how happy we are with the new site, training, set-up, staff assistance, etc. You have such a great team! […] you guys have delivered everything we were looking for. I expect, now that we have a great vendor, there'll be requests over the next year to expand the functionality of the site. Thanks again! – Adam Hopps, eCommunications manager, ITS America
2013-04-24T15:36:34+00:00
ITS America
Also wanted to say how happy we are with the new site, training, set-up, staff assistance, etc. You have such a great team! […] you guys have delivered everything we were looking for. I expect, now that we have a great vendor, there’ll be requests...
I think you all do such great work and I love to give out a strong recommendation for you.
– Dean Klein,The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter
2013-04-24T17:18:05+00:00
I think you all do such great work and I love to give out a strong recommendation for you. – Dean Klein,The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter
Partners for Community Solutions
Thank you for making this a technologically good and improving year for us! – Susan Wobst, executive director, Partners in Community Service
2013-04-24T17:08:50+00:00
Partners for Community Solutions
Thank you for making this a technologically good and improving year for us! – Susan Wobst, executive director, Partners in Community Service

Latest News



  • 10/6/14 Lisa Rau is presenting today at the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Fall Conference. She'll be talking about "Cool Tools for Board Meetings".
  • 9/17/14 Confluence was awarded a microsite design and print brochure by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to support Feeding America's Hunger Study.
  • 9/8/14 Up next...a website redesign and community learning platform for VIVA Exchange
  • 8/18/14 Confluence is pleased to be working with the Society for Personality and Social Psychology on a responsive website redesign on the Drupal CMS platform.
  • 7/21/14 For the fifth year in a row, Confluence will be designing NAHB's International Builders' Show® Marketing Opportunities brochure and microsite.
  • 7/14/14 We'll be assisting the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation with added Salesforce functionality.