Our mission is your mission

Matterlab is an identity agency that leads strategic communications for foundations, schools, and nonprofits.

Matterlab Team

Communications to transform life outcomes for young people


We work with leaders who are on a mission to improve life outcomes with and for young people.

Who we work with:

We measure success by the number of leaders we impact. We’ve worked with more than 500 mission-driven leaders to launch bold initiatives like the George Kaiser Family Foundation’s Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa, Teach For America’s new virtual teacher training, and Bellwether’s new brand.

  • Foundations 
  • Schools and districts
  • Nonprofits
  • Place-based initiatives
  • Education startups
United States Map: Who We Work With

Our Services

As an identity agency, we help you clarify and communicate who you are, what you do, and how you make an impact.


Meet Matterlab

Impact is our why. Matterlab helps mission-driven leaders clarify their identity and communicate their impact.

Sheleah D. Reed

Chief of Staff
Aldine Independent School District

“Our district was ready for a new brand and a new focus that clearly communicate that our schools are marching in one direction: always forward. Matterlab has been the perfect partner to design the refreshed brand in line with our vision for student success. That, along with strategic communications support to buoy our new five-year strategic plan, has been amazing. They’ve become an extension of our team and our sounding board for new ideas to drive us even further forward.”

Alan Cohen

Founder & CEO of the Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL)
Co-Chair of the Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Safe Communities

“We would not have been able to build this engine for change with such momentum right out of the gate without Matterlab. I especially rely on the team to rein in my many ideas and to take really complex information and make it simple, verbally and visually.”

Ashley Chellgren

Senior Director of Development
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

“The Perot Museum partnered with Matterlab to launch The Whynauts, a bilingual virtual learning experience for students in early 2021. At a time when visiting museums in person wasn’t possible, together we brought the joy of science into homes and classrooms across Texas through a video series and downloadable content. The integrated marketing campaign garnered over 90,000 registrations from parents and school districts incorporating the program into their curriculum. The initial positive reception helped the Perot Museum expand its education work through additional virtual and in-person programming.”

Communicating what matters

Awards and Recognition

We are proud members and award winners with these honored organizations.

2022 Inc. Best in Business Winner for Communications

CIPR Member
Real Leaders Impact Awards
Women Owned

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