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Corporate Governance Assessments for Private Business, Association and Not-for-Profit Organizations

‘No Board that cares about effectiveness should rely on its own self-assessment’, says Jim Crocker, Chair of Boardroom Metrics. ‘Boards consistently over-rate their governance effectiveness and that impedes their motivation to improve.’

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How to Conduct a Board Governance Assessment

An experienced Founder, CEO and governance expert, Jim consults and speaks on corporate governance effectiveness. ‘Applying expertise and objectivity to a Board assessment completely changes the outcomes.’

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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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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 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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When is a Governance Board Too Deep into the Operation?

February 22nd, 2018|

Is your Board too deep into the operation? Generally, we find that Directors are very aware – perhaps too aware – of crossing the line from governance into operations. It can be confusing to try and understand how deep is too deep. Here’s how we think about it. The governance Board’s role is to: identify [...]

Top Four Governance Findings from Board Assessments

February 11th, 2018|

Here are four of the most common findings from our Board governance assessments over the past ten years: Directors don’t share a common understanding of the Board’ role. A critical step in every governance assessment is the Director interview. In that interview we ask each Director what their understanding of the Board’s role is. We [...]

Details of a Boardroom Metrics Governance Assessment

February 2nd, 2018|

When we are engaged by a Private Company, Association or NFP Board of Directors to conduct a Governance Audit, this is the approach we use to help the Board identify governance opportunities and risks: Objectives of the Board Governance Assessment to assess current governance structure and processes to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve [...]

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 [...]

Latest Trends in Association Governance

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 [...]

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 [...]