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

6 Marketing Grants for Nonprofit Capacity-Building

6 Marketing Grants for Nonprofit Capacity-Building

By now, you know just how important marketing and communications are for your nonprofit. After all, how will your audiences know about your organization if you don’t have the right communications strategy in place?

Why We Piloted a Four-Day Workweek — And What We Decided

Why We Piloted a Four-Day Workweek — And What We Decided

What if we saw time differently? What if we could work less and work better? We asked ourselves that question as a team and launched a four-day workweek pilot: working Monday through Thursday, eight hour days, closed Fridays, with no reduction in pay. We considered...

Slow is Smooth, and Smooth is Fast

Slow is Smooth, and Smooth is Fast

"Slow is smooth and smooth is fast." There’s debate about the origin of this phrase. I don’t know if it’s originally from the Navy SEALs, Vince Lombardi, or someone else — but I love it. My new year’s resolution in 2014 was…no rushing. No rushing to the airport, no...

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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