Capellic is a consulting and technical services agency founded in 2002. From website implementation to symbolic giving catalogs, Capellic helps nonprofits succeed and deliver on their missions online.
We are a growing team with extensive experience in Drupal, WordPress, Blackbaud Luminate, responsive design, symbolic gift catalogs and online communications.
Capellic launched its symbolic gift catalog platform in 2014.
Our current base of nonprofit clients includes ASPCA, UNICEF Canada, The Climate Reality Project, Operation Smile, San Francisco Department of the Environment, and many more.
Who We Are
Joel Bush, Partner
Joel brings over 15 years of experience in social networking, account and project management, symbolic gift catalog development and political campaign consulting and fundraising. He has provided strategic counsel to non-profits, political candidates, and issue campaigns on building and implementing online communications plans, social networks, symbolic gift stores, and websites.
He joined Capellic as a partner in 2012. Before joining Capellic, Joel was the Social Networking Manager at Common Knowledge. In this capacity he oversaw all technical projects at Common Knowledge and was the lead consultant on all social media related projects. He has worked with dozens of large and medium nonprofits including Operation Smile, the National 4-H Council, Habitat for Humanity, ASPCA, UNICEF, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and many others.
Prior to Common Knowledge, Joel ran his own internet consulting business (Momentum Communications), served as the Online Communications Director for the Westly for Governor (California) campaign, Deputy Chief Information Officer for the State of California, and Deputy Director of Operations for Governor Gray Davis Committee.
When Joel isn’t working, he’s running, or at least thinking about running…or he’s chasing down his two kids. He generally prefers being outside than in. His favorite trip of all time was a four day hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Joel graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government.
Stephen Musgrave, Founder & Partner
Stephen has over 15 years of web/internet experience, starting with his days as an intern at Novell where he was first exposed to this thing called the “World Wide Web”. Growing up in the technologically fertile grounds of Silicon Valley, Musgrave graduated with honors from San Jose State University in 1997. He took a job with Accenture’s TIS division for emerging technologies and worked on web projects for Gateway Computers. Musgrave then joined Live365.com, the largest community of online radio stations in the world. As a senior software engineer, he contributed to the development of web-based broadcasting tools, as well as listener features.
Stephen founded Capellic in 2002, where he has served non-profit, arts and progressive organizations. He joined Common Knowledge as lead Drupal website architect, builder, themer and module developer for two years and has now returned to Capellic to continue his work with non-profits.
For Stephen, the internet is only as useful as it is helpful to improving society and culture. Using technology to build capacity at the community level is his passion.
Stephen is currently serving as the president of his neighborhood association in downtown Jersey City, is a founding member of Connect JC, a Facebook group focused on matching media professionals with local non-profits and civic efforts, and is building the new website for the Embankment Preservation Coalition, a historic, elevated railroad structure in his neighborhood.
Stephen enjoys rummaging through dusty record bins for rare new wave, catching a soccer game here and there and, like Joel, running, though not nearly as far.
William Luisi, Web Developer
William started developing websites in high school; what started as a hobby has turned into a career as a web developer, focusing on Drupal web application development.
Prior to joining Capellic, William developed Drupal websites and web applications for some of the top universities in New York City, including NYU Wagner and Columbia University. William has also worked extensively in NYC’s startup and non-profit sectors, helping various clients develop web applications by leveraging open source technology.
William received his BA from Binghamton University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Aaron Wolfe, Web Developer
Aaron started using Drupal for web development during version 5. He has worked in the non-profit, higher education and social services sectors. As an active participant in the Drupal community, he’s always learning more about creating excellent experiences for website visitors and administrators.
Aaron graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in German. He volunteers in local government and with outdoors and social services groups. Aaron enjoys bicycling, hiking and backpacking. He lives in Cold Spring, NY.
Evan Blackford, Senior Consultant to Capellic
Evan produces websites, campaigns and giving catalogs for a number of cause-driven clients, with specialties in online fundraising, content development, engagement, and conversion optimization. His agency work includes Director of Digital Production at Russ Reid (an Omnicom agency), Global Philanthropy, and Focused Nonprofit. His clients include the American Red Cross, World Vision and Operation Smile and regional food banks and rescue missions across the US and Canada. Evan has presented sessions on online fundraising at the DMA Nonprofit Federation and at other conferences, and has been recognized with a number of industry awards including the DMA Echo award for the American Red Cross holiday giving catalog.
Where does “Capellic” come from?
Capellic comes from Capella, one of the brightest star systems in the night sky. Capella appears as one big bright star in the sky but is actually two binary sets of stars.