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


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,...
Bell Nursery
[…] and the team at Confluence have been amazing to work with! They've been patient, responsive, and open to new ideas and directions, despite a frantic work pace, tight deadline, and ever-increasing amount of content. We issued a challenge in late January to get bellnursery.com up and running for the spring garden season; Confluence delivered. I personally look forward to continuing to work…on this and other projects in the future. – Kindal Marin, Bell Nursery
2013-03-15T02:56:10+00:00
Bell Nursery
[…] and the team at Confluence have been amazing to work with! They’ve been patient, responsive, and open to new ideas and directions, despite a frantic work pace, tight deadline, and ever-increasing amount of content. We issued a challenge in late January to get bellnursery.com...
NWHN
[…] was very easy to work with and very helpful through this whole process.- Shaniqua D. Seth, National Women's Health Network
2013-04-24T14:47:10+00:00
NWHN
[…] was very easy to work with and very helpful through this whole process.- Shaniqua D. Seth, National Women’s Health Network
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
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
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
Eno Center for Transportation
I would like to compliment you on a wonderful job. I was very impressed with the level of thought you put into this report. It put my mind at ease that you spent such time trying to improve upon the things we discussed. It is very rare that I receive such a comprehensive, detailed, easily read, and well presented report from a consultant. I just wanted to say how happy I am ...– Regina Burge, projects manager, Eno Transportation Foundation
2013-04-24T15:41:49+00:00
Eno Center for Transportation
I would like to compliment you on a wonderful job. I was very impressed with the level of thought you put into this report. It put my mind at ease that you spent such time trying to improve upon the things we discussed. It is...
St Mark's of Capitol Hill
I sleep so much better at night now that y’all have brought us this far and laid out such a reasonable and useful (and comprehensible for me, the resident un-IT guy!) path into the future. — Kathrine Ebert, program associate, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church—Capitol Hill
2013-04-24T15:49:59+00:00
St Mark's of Capitol Hill
I sleep so much better at night now that y’all have brought us this far and laid out such a reasonable and useful (and comprehensible for me, the resident un-IT guy!) path into the future. — Kathrine Ebert, program associate, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church—Capitol Hill
St Mark's of Capitol Hill
I sent out [the] weekly email […] using the set-up you created yesterday. [He] VERY much liked the result—he is very happy—and passes along his compliments and thanks! Thank you too, for all your help yesterday—I've produced two memos to clergy and staff based on our conversations and am in the process of writing several more with all the how-to information you gave me. Your patience in explaining things is very much appreciated.– Susan Block, parish administrator, St. Mark’s–Capitol Hill
2013-04-24T14:57:42+00:00
St Mark's of Capitol Hill
I sent out [the] weekly email […] using the set-up you created yesterday. [He] VERY much liked the result—he is very happy—and passes along his compliments and thanks! Thank you too, for all your help yesterday—I’ve produced two memos to clergy and staff based on...
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...
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
IREX
I have just finished my first read-through of the body of the IT Assessment that Confluence completed last summer. I want to let you both know that I am blown away by the quality of the work. You both deserve enormous credit for vision and hard work in making this happen. – Anonymous, International Research and Exchanges Board
2013-04-24T17:15:14+00:00
IREX
I have just finished my first read-through of the body of the IT Assessment that Confluence completed last summer. I want to let you both know that I am blown away by the quality of the work. You both deserve enormous credit for vision and...
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
Our Place DC
I want to thank you and your staff for all of the wonderful work you have done for us. I was extremely nervous that all of the technological changes we have made would be more chaotic than useful. However, your staff has been so patient, kind, and thorough that we actually look forward to our visits from Confluence. So thanks again for a job well done. – Tammy Colandrea, director of administration, Our Place DC
2013-04-24T15:07:37+00:00
Our Place DC
I want to thank you and your staff for all of the wonderful work you have done for us. I was extremely nervous that all of the technological changes we have made would be more chaotic than useful. However, your staff has been so patient,...
Confluence has been a lifesaver for us. We found them a few years ago when we were considering moving away from Salesforce because our custom implementation just wasn't working. Then we met Confluence and realized it was all about the quality of the consultant and we haven't looked back. Confluence understands our business, customers and requirements and recommends solutions based on what we need, then explains them to us so we can own our database. We've continued our relationship since the initial build and have been so happy with their ongoing support, recommendations and enhancements since we've gone live. Great company. – Michelle Warner, Director, Mobile Citizen
2014-03-06T16:26:46+00:00
Confluence has been a lifesaver for us. We found them a few years ago when we were considering moving away from Salesforce because our custom implementation just wasn’t working. Then we met Confluence and realized it was all about the quality of the consultant and we haven’t looked...
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...
…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
Our Place DC
I want to thank you and your staff for all of the wonderful work you have done for us. I was extremely nervous that all of the technological changes we have made would be more chaotic than useful. However, your staff has been so patient, kind, and thorough that we actually look forward to our visits from Confluence. So thanks again for a job well done.– Tammy Colandrea, director of administration, Our Place DC
2013-04-24T15:34:00+00:00
Our Place DC
I want to thank you and your staff for all of the wonderful work you have done for us. I was extremely nervous that all of the technological changes we have made would be more chaotic than useful. However, your staff has been so patient,...
Women Thrive Worldwide
…you have provided tremendous support to this organization.– E. Renee Ingram, VP, finance and administration, Women Thrive Worldwide
2013-04-24T17:09:37+00:00
Women Thrive Worldwide
…you have provided tremendous support to this organization.– E. Renee Ingram, VP, finance and administration, Women Thrive Worldwide
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
Excellent competency, professionalism and a real understanding of how to use technology to deliver our mission better. Just a great group. Highly recommended. – Danielle Walter-Davis, Good Beginnings Alliance
2013-04-24T15:58:31+00:00
Excellent competency, professionalism and a real understanding of how to use technology to deliver our mission better. Just a great group. Highly recommended. – Danielle Walter-Davis, Good Beginnings Alliance
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
Quick note to let you know I LOVE the new database! The more I use it, the more I adore it! Thank you both! Your patience and hard work are greatly appreciated by this user. – Howell Rauss, associate director, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
2013-04-24T15:51:20+00:00
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
Quick note to let you know I LOVE the new database! The more I use it, the more I adore it! Thank you both! Your patience and hard work are greatly appreciated by this user. – Howell Rauss, associate director, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
We have had a terrific experience working with Confluence. They quickly came to understand our organization and assessed our needs expertly. They helped us choose Salesforce and they have been there with us every step of the way, customizing it, preparing our data for transfer, and making the transfer process as painless as can be imagined. Implementing a new CRM can be a frustrating experience, but Confluence's knowledge and guidance (and patience!) helped us learn and implement Salesforce incredibly smoothly. The whole team at Confluence has been great to work with. – Andi Milens, Vice President, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
2014-03-06T16:24:23+00:00
We have had a terrific experience working with Confluence. They quickly came to understand our organization and assessed our needs expertly. They helped us choose Salesforce and they have been there with us every step of the way, customizing it, preparing our data for transfer,...
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...
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...

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.