Our mission is your mission

We lead strategic communications for foundations, schools, and nonprofits transforming life outcomes for children and families.


communications to transform life outcomes for young people


We work with leaders of nonprofits, for-profits, foundations, and startups — all on a mission to improve life outcomes with and for young people.

Our Services

We launch and amplify organizations, strategies, and content that will positively impact young people and their communities.

Our Expertise

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

And the 2022 Inc. Best in Business are…

And the 2022 Inc. Best in Business are…

I had to see the magazine in print before it really set in. In December 2022, we learned we’d been selected as one of 240 winners nationwide for Inc.’s Best in Business, right alongside incredible, some even iconic companies we know, love, and support: Cotopaxi, which...

The Matterlab Method: How Communication Leads to Impact

The Matterlab Method: How Communication Leads to Impact

The Matterlab Group is a team of educators, communications experts, and creative strategists. We’ve come together out of a shared passion for impact-driven work and a desire to help education organizations, nonprofits, and foundations reach their potential.  We’re an...

Memberships and Awards

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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