Since our founding in 1995, we have intentionally focused on serving nonprofit organizations, foundations, universities, government agencies, and sustainable businesses. The third sector is in our DNA: more than half of our staff have worked for nonprofits and even more volunteer. We fundamentally understand what charitable organizations need. We know how to make a project successful. And we can help you make critical decisions about how to invest your resources for the greatest return.
We love our city (and our view)!
We’re proud to call Philadelphia our home. We focus our pro bono and volunteer work on education, community and economic development, and the arts.
We’re committed to open source.
We build powerful and sustainable solutions using Drupal and we've contributed code to over 40 modules. Our expertise? We focus on integrations with Salesforce and other systems with open APIs.
We’re a (best for the world) B Corporation.
We are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Meet the Team
Modest in numbers. Mighty in force. Meet the earnest team behind the work.
Founder and Principal
Marcus graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 20 years of experience implementing communication and marketing strategies for the public and nonprofit sectors. Entrepreneurial in spirit, but a poet at heart, Marcus firmly believes that business can be done differently. He has grown Message Agency from a solo practice to a thriving social enterprise with the sole mission of providing nonprofits, universities, foundations, and governments with the tools and resources they need to impact the greater good.
Senior Software Engineer
Aaron received his computer science degree from Columbia and is the original architect for the suite of modules that integrate Drupal and Salesforce.
Andre is a Drexel-trained developer who focuses on web standards, accessibility, progressive enhancement, and user experience.
As our business manager, Lisa manages contracts, billing, financial reporting, and internal project auditing.
Jeremy's background in information systems helps keep our dev ops in good order. His experience at HopeWorks in Camden made him the perfect match for our team.
Project Manager, Development
A University of Pennsylvania graduate passionate about social justice, Grace is dedicated to helping clients make an even greater impact.
After graduating from Brown University, Alex used his background in nonprofit work to bring awareness and creativity to our projects.
David draws on his years working in a nonprofit to ensure the experiences of site administrators are as elegant as those of end users.
After graduating from Harvard, Patrick committed himself to building useful, efficient, and attractive web applications.
An award-winning University of the Arts graduate, Sarah helps our clients establish visual identities and designs beautiful, functional sites.
A Brown University graduate, Kirk believes wireframing is as sophisticated as visual design in communicating structure and logic.
Project Manager, Support
Angela’s background in customer service and writing builds the foundation for her work in project management.
Project Manager, Development
A NYU graduate, Emma is passionate about the intersection between business and innovative impact.
A Brown University graduate, James believes in the power of creativity and analysis to uncover insights that shape brands, organizations, and society at large.
Want to work at Message Agency?
We’re a casual, creative, and collaborative community. We’re family-friendly folk that believe in a work/life balance, and we all share a commitment to the third sector. Think you’d be a good fit? Email us at [email protected]