“ A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
–Henrik Ibsen

The people of DesignHammer are committed to the health and well-being of the community. Through working with web industry, community, and nonprofit organizations, we strive to give back wherever possible.

Thank you for taking a moment to learn about a few of our friends:

American Marketing Association (logo)
American Marketing Association
Member: 2016–present, Sponsor: 2017-2019

The AMA leads an unparalleled discussion on marketing excellence, providing the knowledge and tools to propel business growth and elevate the role of marketing.

For more information, visit
Carolina Theatre Durham (logo)
Carolina Theatre Durham
Sponsor: 2009–Present

The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre, and dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region.

For more information, visit
Council for Economic Development (logo)
Council for Economic Development
Member: 2016-Present

Powered by a community of individuals and businesses inspired by entrepreneurship, CED is the nationally connected network that helps Triangle entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies.

For more information, visit
Drupal Association Organization Member (logo)
Drupal Association
Member: 2011-Present

The Drupal Association is an organization dedicated to helping the open-source Drupal CMS project flourish. The Association helps the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, events, promotion and distribution.

For more information, visit
Durham Jaycees (logo)
Durham Jaycees

Since 1938, the Durham Jaycees have been donating time and money to a number of charitable associations. The organization is comprised of young professionals who are devoted to improving not only leadership development but the community around them.

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Durham Living Wage Project (logo)
Durham Living Wage Project
Founding Member: 2015-Present

The Durham Living Wage Project is an all-volunteer group of community members and local businesses working to establish a voluntary, community-maintained accreditation program that will recognize and celebrate Durham employers who pay a living wage.

For more information, visit
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (logo)
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Sponsor: 2017-2019

Full Frame serves the documentary form and its community by showcasing the contemporary work of established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a space that nurtures conversation between artists, students, and the Full Frame audience. Full Frame is committed to enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its significance, while making films more accessible to a wider audience.

For more information, visit
Green Plus (logo)
Green Plus: Institute for Sustainable Development
Member: 2010

The Institute seeks to educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts toward greater sustainability regardless of their means, and to extend practical knowledge and expertise in sustainability by developing new leaders in the field.

Nonprofit Technology Network (logo)
Nonprofit Technology Network
Member: 2013-Present

The Nonprofit Technology Network is a membership organization comprised of a community of nonprofit technology professionals. NTEN facilitates knowledge sharing to best connect members to technology, thereby allowing nonprofits to work with greater social impact.

For more information, visit
North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations (logo)
North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Sponsor: 2016-Present

The Center enriches North Carolina's communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice. The Center helps all nonprofits achieve their missions by offering their board and staff a range of services to increase their knowledge and improve their organizational capacity to be results-oriented, collaborative, adaptive, sustainable, ethical, and in legal compliance.

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Sustain a Bull (logo)
Sustaining Member Business: 2016-Present

Sustain-a-Bull is Durham’s non-profit independent business alliance, which promotes and supports locally owned, independent businesses in our community based on the belief that independent businesses are vital to Durham’s economy, culture, and environment.

For more information, visit
TriDUG (logo)
TriDUG (Triangle Drupal Users' Group)
Member & Sponsor: 2010-2015, Presenter: 2011-2012

TriDug connects Drupal users in the Triangle to broaden the skills of new Drupal developers and grow the knowledge of experienced developers. The group seeks to widen exposure of Drupal and it's capabilities to the large technical community within the Research Triangle.

UX Y'all Conference
Speaker, Sponsor, Organizer

One of the largest UX/UI events in the country and one of the premier conferencs fully planned and operated by a team of volunteers in North Carolina. 

Recent Involvement:

2022 - Gold Sponsor; David Minton, Speaker Selection Committee; Dave Shepley, Sponsorship Team Lead

2021 - Silver Sponsor; David Minton & Dave Shepley, Panel Discussion: Beyond Accessibility: Creating usable systems for people with disabilities

For more information: https://www.uxyall.org/

Triangle UXPA (logo)
The Triangle UXPA
Sponsor: 2017-Present

The Triangle UXPA was founded in 2006 and is the North Carolina Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association. We are focused on building and supporting the local community of practitioners who craft great user experiences.

For more information, visit