Clarify your identity. Communicate your impact.

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

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(who you are)

Organizational Identity

Go deep and get aligned about who you are as an organization, program, or team.


Get everyone on the same page through concise, compelling, and adaptable messaging.


Build, revitalize, or overhaul your brand through visuals aligned to your identity.

Strategic Direction

(What you do)

Strategic Plan

We don’t build strategic plans, but once you have one, we bring it to life through messaging, visuals, and rollout strategies.

Executive Communications

Communicate your vision and claim the conversations you want to be part of with the guidance of an expert.

Team Learning & Development

You know how you plan to support, develop, and grow your employees. Now it’s time to communicate it to them.


(How you change the world)

Communication Strategy

If your work is working, you should be telling the world about it. We help you shape that narrative quantitatively, qualitatively, and creatively.

Media & PR

Tell stories that share your impact and drive your goals (think: brand awareness, fundraising, recruitment).


Develop, package, and share insights from your organization or sector that help you build trust, create community, and make an even greater impact.

Our capabilities

  • Communications Coaching
  • Workshop Design and Facilitation
  • Message Development
  • Speechwriting and Ghostwriting
  • Copywriting and Editing
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Cohort Learning Experiences
  • Art Direction and Graphic Design
  • Event Brand Strategy and Collateral
  • Marketing and Fundraising Collateral
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Naming
  • Translation
  • Website Design and Development
  • Videography
  • Photography


We offer standalone workshops to Matterlab clients and alumni.

  • Organizational Identity
  • Communication as a Leadership Skill
  • Mission-Aligned Resilient Revenue Strategies
  • Using AI to Enhance Communication
  • People-Focused Facilitation
  • Project Management as an Organizational Anchor
  • Custom learning experiences co-created with you
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Matterlab’s annual membership provides a lifeline for leaders at social impact nonprofits and education institutions who embrace the power of clear communication to drive impact.

  • Direct support: Get direct access to Matterlab strategists and subject-matter experts to support your communications skill-building and priorities.
  • Community connection: Connect with a group of executive peers who are working to transform life outcomes for children and want to better leverage communications in their leadership.
  • Resources within reach: Find communication templates, frameworks, resources, and introductions tailored to what you need, when you need it.

Applications are now open!

Who We Work With

We are proud to work with the following clients that make a difference in the world.

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Contact us to start your journey toward greater impact.