Karen McElroy

About Karen McElroy

Karen McElroy has built an experienced team of business writers across Canada and the United States. 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. Karen says “Taking the stress out of the RFP writing process allows our clients to focus on what they do best. Our expertise is making our clients look great.”

RFP Tips for the Executive Summary

A common RFP Proposal Response misconception that I have seen across North America is about the Executive Summary (ES). If the RFP proposal doesn’t ask for an Executive Summary, should you still provide one in your RFP Response? Yes - is always the RFP answer! We suggest including an Executive Summary in every proposal submitted, [...]

RFP’s – Are you Tracking your Proposal Responses?

Are you Tracking your RFP Proposal Responses? I have been involved in RFP and Proposal responses as part of teams for many years. Many of these have been through the formal and competitive RFP process. Each project presented lessons learned. Even non-winning proposals have been a source of valuable feedback. When we have taken the [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Business Development, Procurement, RFP, RFP Writer, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Did you add Reference Letters to your RFP Response?

Did you add Reference Letters to your RFP Response? You read the RFP issued and you provided the mandatory 2 relevant references with contact information. Is that enough? Most organizations responding to RFPs think that this will do. After all, it’s what the issuer asked for. But to stand out in an extremely competitive RFP [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|Business Development, Procurement, RFP, RFP Writer, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Is your RFP Response Compliant?

Is your RFP Response Compliant? Meeting the mandatory requirements is critical if you want to be considered as a successful bidder on any RFP Response. It sounds simple: read the Proposal, make a task list for your RFP response team, answer every question and send in your response and get your team back to their [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|Business Development, RFP Writer, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Atlanta Request for Proposal (RFP) Response Writer

Flickr Photo by Brett Weinstein Boardroom Metrics’ team of proposal writers and graphic artists live in Canada, the United States, Europe…and the Caribbean. Dean Lukehart has been with Boardroom Metrics for almost five years. He is one of our senior writers and has worked with a wide variety of large and mid-size clients [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|Business Development, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Calgary RFP Proposal Response Writer

Experienced Calgary Proposal Experts Flickr Photo by Tony Hisgett. Boardroom Metrics’ team of proposal writers and graphic artists live across the country, the United States and the Caribbean. However, two of our writers are from Alberta. One currently lives just outside Calgary, the other now lives in Grenada, Caribbean. Both have significant proposal [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|RFP Writer, RFP Writing|0 Comments

The Best Advice You Will Ever Get to Win an RFP

Here’s the best advice we've got for winning an RFP: Read. The. RFP. Whether you are writing the response yourself or engaging a professional writer, reading the entire Request for Proposal (RFP) will do a couple of things: Differentiate you from much of your competition who won’t bother, thereby ensuring they miss stuff – or [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|Business Development, RFP, RFP Writing|0 Comments

RFP, Bid Writing: How to Write the Best Executive Summary

The executive summary is arguably the most important element of your RFP response. It tells the reader everything they need to know about the rest of your response: - That it reflects their needs - That it provides a great solution - That its written by an organization with superior skills and expertise to deliver [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|RFP, RFP Writer|0 Comments