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Corporate Governance for Associations and Private Business

Is your private business, association or trade group Board of Directors interested in learning about more effective corporate governance?

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‘Association and private company Board governance is evolving quickly’ says Jim Crocker Chair of Boardroom Metrics. ‘Risk, strategy and Director competence are on everyone’s mind’.

An experienced Director, CEO and Consultant Jim consults and speaks on association and private company governance. ‘The best practices that make a Board more effective aren’t complicated’ Jim says. ‘Especially today, it’s worth it for every Board to assess  its role and how to do it better.’

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Top 12 Tips for Winning RFP’s and Proposals.

Our writing team put together these practical tips that will help you win more business through RFP’s and Proposals.

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Meet Karen McElroy, Boardroom Metrics CEO and Leader of the RFP, Bid Proposal Response Practice

Starting seven years ago, Karen has built an experienced team of business writers and graphic artists in Canada, the United States and Europe. Dedicated to helping clients win competitive RFP and Proposal bids, Karen is known for her unfailing responsiveness, lively personality and wealth of RFP writing experience. “Taking the stress out of the RFP writing process allows our clients to focus on what they do best”, Karen says. “Our expertise is making our clients look great.”

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Meet Dean Lukehart, Professional RFP Writer

Dean Lukehart helps Clients develop Winning RFP Responses.  His professional perspective has been gleaned from 25 years of Business Development Leadership roles at influential Marketing Agencies across the U.S.A., combined with a Penn State University Journalism Degree.

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Win more RFP’s with a Professional Proposal Critique

November 14th, 2017|

Win more RFP’s with a Proposal Critique When we ask client’s “which business development initiative helped grow their business the most”? They frequently answer that it was “by winning an RFP contract”. In our experience, Request for Proposals (called RFP’s) – are the greatest opportunity for any company to win a big juicy business contract [...]

Lessons for my ex (real estate agent)

November 6th, 2017|

It was great information! Over the past couple of months we’ve been working with a real estate agent. We’re looking for a house in a smaller city. The houses are older and charming, especially close to downtown. A couple of weeks ago we found a very nice house on a street we liked. It had [...]

Latest Trends from Association Board Governance Assessments

November 3rd, 2017|

Here’s what we find most commonly when we conduct an association Board assessment: Directors don’t share a common definition of the Board role. Board composition doesn’t reflect the risks and opportunities that the Association is facing. Board operating procedures are focused on staff operations not governance. Association Board Role Definition The trend in association Board [...]

Details of a Boardroom Metrics Governance Assessment

November 3rd, 2017|

When we are engaged to do a Board governance assessment, this is what we do: Objectives of the Governance Assessment to assess current governance structure and processes to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve governance and further improve the performance of the organization Outputs of the Governance Assessment A detailed assessment of the organization’s [...]

Should Your Industry Association Have a Competency-Based Board?

November 1st, 2017|

Association Director Experience vs Expertise Competency based Boards engage Directors based on their specific knowledge and expertise. Traditionally, industry association Boards have engaged Directors based on their seniority, industry experience, and even location. Which is better? On competency-based Boards, the expertise of the Directors mirrors the challenges and opportunities that the association and its members [...]

A Client Good News Story Makes Us Proud

October 25th, 2017|

Governance, Strategy and Leadership ‘Tell your story. Please tell your story.’ For the past year that’s what we’ve been encouraging one of our clients – The Canadian Hearing Society – to do. Canadian Hearing Society is the undisputed leader removing barriers to participation for Canada’s Deaf and hard of hearing. Brilliant, dedicated and forward thinking, [...]