International Development

We want to work with you because what you do has REAL IMPACT.

Making an Impact

Mission-driven organizations have the unique challenge of advocating for their cause, members, or issue area while balancing competing priorities and a tight budget. Our expertise as an international development marketing agency means we understand the inherent complexity in messaging and communicating for a diverse membership of an international development organization. We have experience with issues in domestic and international development such as hunger and nutrition, financial inclusion, sustainability, poverty, literacy, education, workforce development, and health sciences.

The Village Case Study

As the largest funder of secondary education in Africa, The Mastercard Foundation started the Scholars Program in 2008 to develop Africa’s next generation of leaders. The program allows students whose talent and promise exceed their financial resources to complete their education. With a vision that education is a catalyst for social and economic change, the program focuses on developing leaders who are transformative, encouraging them to be active contributors in their communities. 


As a part of that effort, the Foundation launched “The Village,” a story series that examines what it takes for a young person to succeed, telling the story not only from a young person’s perspective, but from the perspective of their community. This was a new concept pilot, focused on the story told in the 2017 Scholars Program media tour at a refugee settlement in Kyangwali, Uganda.

How We Work

“Our team of Marketing and Communication Pros are driven by your goals and a relentless pursuit of results.” ​​

Media Relations with proprietary media scoring

Creative that makes you feel and think

Authentic and collaborative storytelling and content collection

Digital Strategy that amplifies your success and your wins, even internationally

Full budget transparency – you don’t pay for what you don’t like

FINCA Impact Finance Case Study

FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) is a global microfinance institution that provides access to technologically-enabled financial resources to underserved communities in Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan, and other countries around the world. FIF’s network of 20 community-based microfinance institutions and banks promote financial inclusion by offering innovative, tailored fintech solutions to the communities it serves.

Where We've Worked

With a staff experienced with working in over 20 countries, our success is driven by our global perspective, the depth of our industry and sector knowledge, and an insatiable appetite for expanding our horizons beyond our borders.







Case Study - Water Data Challenge

Results for Development (R4D) is a global nonprofit dedicated to improving health, education and nutrition in low to middle income countries. They work  with government organizations, social leaders and entrepreneurs to develop a holistic approach. To get lasting, large-scale results, they focus on supporting the people who drive meaningful change in their countries—the local change agents—and finding ways to reform the whole system, instead of focusing on a single input or output.

About Proof Strategies

We work with value-driven organizations and leaders who aspire to create positive change. As your agency partner, we’re committed to supporting your goals and actualizing your mission. A D.C. based agency with headquarters in Toronto, we build brands and reputations through deep industry and sector knowledge, weaving together strength and experience in public relations, strategy, digital marketing, issues management, research, thought leadership, advertising and more.


Share Page