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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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


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


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


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

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

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

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.


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


I want to start by saying that we love […] with Confluence. He is so attentive and has really done a great job communicating with us and fixing the numerous issues found with the website transfer. He always responds in a timely manner and is just a pleasure to work with.–  Gisselle Vargas, office manager, Aerospace Medical Association

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


[…] was very easy to work with and very helpful through this whole process.- Shaniqua D. Seth, National Women’s Health Network


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


BTW, you have an awesome employee in […]. She has been such a knowledgeable and competent resource during this whole process. It has been a pleasure working with her! –  Kerri Smith, Project Segue leader,Missouri Credit Union Association

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

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


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

Salsa Labs

I wanted to thank you for the great work […] has been doing for us. His first project has been a runaway success, and we’re looking forward to the new forum he’s building.– Geoff Harcourt, Marketplace director, Salsa Labs

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

Mustard Seed Project

I had to take a minute to tell you what a joy it has been working with […]. He has certainly gone above and beyond for us as work towards finalizing our new and improved website. Since we have been working together over the last two weeks he has been very accommodating, professional, and patient with us and we are most appreciative. You are fortunate to have him working for you. – Bob Dwyer, executive director,The Blessed Mustard Seed Project

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

Capitol Hill Group Ministry

Wow! What an excellent deliverable. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. It was extensive yet compelling. You turned over every stone you found. And, I learned a lot!– Barfonce Baldwin, executive director, Capitol Hill Group Ministry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Samaritan Inns

Beautiful beyond words! You’re a genius and we have a system that makes everyone here happy.– Jason Bernhardt-Lanier, Samaritan Inns


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

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

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

Partners for Community Solutions

Let me take a moment to let you know that […] and team are so pleased by the work that your database pro is doing—quick, accurate. We much appreciate the good service. – Susan Wobst, president, Partners for Community Solutions

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

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

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 are very pleased with your report. Your work is very thorough and exactly what we were looking for. – Gina Nocera, HMS Tri-Region

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

…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

Russo Partners

Alexis and I are really impressed with how this is going. […] is great and even though it’s a simple job, we really feel that she is putting a lot of effort and thought into delivering a website that is best for [us] – Matt Middleman, Russo Partners

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

Women Thrive Worldwide

…you have provided tremendous support to this organization.– E. Renee Ingram, VP, finance and administration, Women Thrive Worldwide


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

National Parks Conservation Association

I wish to thank you once more for the great work you’ve done […] What I heard from everybody were just praises of the quality of your questions, your approach to the problem, and your insight. – Caterina Luppi, National Parks Conservation Association

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

DC Cancer Consortium

On a side note—we love what you all are doing for us. Such a huge help! […] was great at setting everything up effectively, too. At our last Consortium meeting […] was bragging about your company and what you’re doing for us […] also bragging about Confluence to all of her friends in the non-profit industry – Megan Hueter, membership director,D.C. Cancer Consortium


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


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

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

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

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

Confluence has been pleasure to work with! The consultants are very knowledgeable and patient with the multitude of questions we have as we learn how to best utilize the system for our needs, as well as very responsive.– Andrea Cure, Director, Development Officer

Latest News

  • 4/9/14 Confluence spoke at the Inland Empire Nonprofit Executive Network about technology planning for nonprofits.
  • 3/10/14 Confluence is excited to be presenting, exhibiting and attending 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • 2/28/14 We are proud to be sponsors (and attendees) of CiviCon 2014 in San Francisco
  • 2/17/14 Confluence is proud to win a Best in Class award from the Interactive Media Agency for our design of the NASUAD / HCBS responsive websites
  • 2/10/14 We are kicking off a WordPress responsive web design for Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • 1/24/14 Confluence will assist the National Lutheran Choir with CiviCRM support