Karen McElroy

About Karen McElroy

Karen McElroy is the CEO of Boardroom Metrics. She leads an experienced team of business writers across Canada and the United States. Dedicated to helping clients win competitive RFP, RFI and Proposal bids, Karen is known for her unfailing responsiveness, lively personality and wealth of RFP, RFI, RFx writing experience. Karen says “Taking the stress out of the RFP response process allows our clients to focus on what they do best. Our expertise is making our clients look great.”

RFP Checklist for Go or No Go Decision to Respond

Tremendous effort, resources, and commitment are required to respond to an RFP. It can also take a toll on your team, both professionally and personally - as it usually means taking key employees away from their already busy job responsibilities. It may also require having your team work nights and weekends away from family and [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|RFP, RFP Checklist, RFP Writing|0 Comments

The Value of Responding to an RFI

  The Value of Responding to an RFI: Our RFP Response team has noticed an increasing trend in the formal Request for Proposal process. They are getting more and more requests to help vendors respond to RFI’s (Request for Information). Why the increasing trend to RFI’s when the normal trend has always been to RFP’s [...]

Waterloo RFP Writer Services

  Waterloo RFP Writer Proposal Response Services Conveniently located near Waterloo Ontario, Boardroom Metrics provides RFP, RFI and other response writing services to organizations across North America. The Boardroom Metrics RFP team includes nine experienced professional RFP writers and two graphic artists. Some of the writers are in Toronto, Atlanta and Calgary. All of the [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|RFP, RFP Writer Toronto, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Top 12 Tips for How To Write an RFP Response

Writing a winning proposal takes some planning, time and skill. Over the years we’ve worked with clients on hundreds of responses. We’ve worked with large organizations and small ones. Regardless of size, there are some clear ways to succeed. Stepping back a little, here’s our list of the top twelve tips for writing a winning [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|RFP, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Increase Win-Rate With a Professional RFP, RFI Proposal Critique

Win more Bids with a Formal RFP, RFI Proposal Critique When we ask client’s “which business development initiative helped grow your business the most?", they frequently answer that it was “by winning an RFP” or "submitting a response to an RFI". Winning competitive bids is good for business! However, we speak with many clients who [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|RFP Writer Toronto, RFP Writing|0 Comments

Lessons for my ex (real estate agent)

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 [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

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, [...]

How to Improve RFP Response Success

Are You Tracking Lessons Learned To Help Improve RFP Response Success? 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 [...]