Proof Positioning in the Community

The Proof Positioning team is committed to, among other things, leadership in education and entrepreneurship in Kansas City. The following are organizations that Proof Positioning and its team members continually dedicates time, money and manpower to helping in the community.

Blue Valley CAPS

CEO Grant Gooding’s passion for education gravitated him towards the CAPS revolutionary model of educating exceptional high school students. Grant is a speaker, student mentor and judge for students’ final business plan presentations. You can always find CAPS students interning at the Proof office where we introduce them to brand theory and provide ancillary education and allow them to work on real client projects.

About Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)

CAPS is an example of how industry and the educational system can work together to produce personalized learning experiences that prepare the next generation of professionals for 21st century opportunities. Innovation is what will grow our economy and ensure that every family prospers in an increasingly competitive global market. Our students must acquire 21st century skills to be successful in the “Innovation Generation.” Blue Valley’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) inspires students to succeed in the critical areas of Bioscience, Business, Engineering and Human Services.

1 Million Cups

CFO/COO Courtney Chapman’s passion for community led her towards her role as an organizer for 1 Million Cups.  Courtney helps facilitate meetings, reviews applications for presenters and organize presentation schedules.  You will see members of the Proof team at 1 Million Cups each Wednesday to see the latest Kansas City entrepreneurs have to offer.

About 1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business.

Honor Flight Network

Associate Creative Director Matt Davis works with Honor Flight Network because his father and grandfather are veterans and it is an important part of his family.  Matt has volunteered design and creative work to Honor Flight Network for almost a decade.

About Honor Flight Network

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

CFO/COO Courtney Chapman holds the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization close to her heart.  Acting as a mentor and fund raiser, Courtney believes that once a mentor makes an impact on one child’s life, that change ripples through a family, a school, and more importantly, throughout our community.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) has served more than 20,000 at-risk youth in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Serving over 1,700 youth in Kansas City in 2012, BBBSKC provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring and professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.