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


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
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
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
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
2013-04-24T15:08:19+00:00
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...
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...
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...
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
2013-04-24T17:08:07+00:00
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...
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,...
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
2013-04-24T17:11:23+00:00
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
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. –...
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
2013-04-24T15:48:13+00:00
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
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,...
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
2013-04-24T17:14:30+00:00
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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
2014-03-06T16:35:05+00:00
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
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
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...
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
MCUA
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
2013-04-24T14:48:42+00:00
MCUA
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
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...
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...

Latest News



  • 11/10/14 So excited to collaborate with Johns Hopkins University Press again on an enhanced digital platform for the Modernist Studies Association.
  • 10/27/14 We are pleased to be working with University Research Co., LLC on another web design project - SSQH-Nord, a public health and quality improvement initiative in northern Haiti.
  • 10/13/14 Confluence will design and develop a responsive website (Drupal CMS) for The Barker Foundation, a non-profit adoption services organization in Washington, DC
  • 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