McCord Consulting Group

McCord Consulting Group is a boutique Governmental and Business Consulting firm dedicated to growing profits and influence of mid-sized companies.  MCG provides customized, personalized business and governmental consulting services to clients which includes board development & management, executive network development, organizational advocacy, and policy development.

The MCG Difference

A Full Service Consulting Agency

We are a full-service, government relations and business development firm, specializing in issue advocacy and educational campaigns.

The MCG Difference

A Full Service Consulting Agency

  • McCord Consulting Group opens new doors for our clients with innovative approaches and strategic thinking.
  • Our experience and knowledge fosters an understanding of the legislative and Executive Branch processes and possess a comprehensive understanding of the legislative, regulatory, and political issues that affect policy decisions.
  • We have an extensive network of contacts we can call upon to deliver results.
  • We help our clients navigate the increasingly complex political environment, securing the necessary changes to shape policy and achieve goals.
  • We work with our clients to analyze their business, identify their goals, anticipate any future issues that might develop, and assist them in implementing a timely and an effective government and business relations strategy.
  • We develop innovative solutions tailored to address specific challenges for our clients in a cost-effective manner.
  • We identify our clients’ allies, establish formal and informal relationships with them, and deliver our clients’ messages to the decision makers who can impact the policies that affect their business.
  • Unlike the large government relations/public affairs “mills” in Colorado, McCord Consulting Group provides personalized and individual solutions to our clients’ unique business needs.
  • When given an assignment, we produce–quickly. Our clients never get lost in the bureaucracy of a public relations behemoth.

MCG Team

Meet the team.

MCG Team

McCord Consulting Group principals have been in the governmental affairs, business consulting, and board development fields since 2004.

With a notable career in the legislative field, some highlights for the MCG team include:

  • Senior Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs at Scofes & Associates Consulting, Inc. –  This powerful governmental affairs firm specializes in representing Fortune 500 companies in fourteen states with offices in Michigan, Illinois and Washington D.C.
  • Legislative Advisor for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – this position, appointed by former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, helps the Department regulate air, land, and water policies in the State of Michigan.

Additionally, the team has worked on educational and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.

MCG’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Public Policy from Michigan State University.

Ms. McCord’s civic and professional boards include the Community Action Programs Board of Boulder County. Ms. McCord also sits on the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber which advises the Boulder Chamber Board of Directors on local policy issues. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver, serving more than 2,000 Denver area members. She was appointed a commissioner of the Boulder Housing Partners in 2014. She was named the November 2015 Boulder Young Pro to Know by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

Media

February’s Living Black History Hero – Colin Kaepernick

Happy Black History Month! The month of February is the month we celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to this country. Customarily, the celebrated are usually long dead, their contributions consigned to the history books. This month, I want to highlight a living black history figure and his connection to nonprofit organizations.

The Super Bowl was played on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and Colin Kaepernick has been unemployed for the entire season. Despite having better quarterback statistics than several current quarterbacks, Kaepernick was released from the San Francisco 49ers after staging a protest of police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem that was played before NFL games in which he played. His activism spread and players across races and teams kneeled to protest police brutality and in solidarity with Kaepernick. Because of his activism, Kaepernick lost his job.

In 2016, Kaepernick began the Kaepernick Foundation’s Million Dollar Pledge. “I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months,” said Colin Kaepernick. As we approach Black History Month 2018, Kaepernick is asking his famous friend to help him raise the remaining $100,000 to complete the pledge. Kaepernick is a living black history figure as he is following in the steps of many Black Americans – both celebrated and anonymous – who have taken a dire situation, like unemployment, and morphed it into an opportunity to better his community.

So, what lessons can you learn from the Million Dollar Pledge that you can apply to your work with your Board of Directors? Kaepernick had a clear strategy with his fundraising and giving. Throughout the ten months, the Kaepernick Foundation strategically gave to nonprofits and, in the final days, created an intentionally public campaign that involved his famous friends like Snoop Dogg, Kevin Durant, and Serena Williams. His campaign crossed from the NFL to entertainment, and other sports like the NBA and Tennis. In the same way, nonprofits can think about their fundraising campaigns as a slow build instead of one spectacular event. When approaching your fundraising goals, consider your timeline, how you will announce your accomplishments, and how you will use one major donor to influence giving across other industries and people. You want people talking about your organization for a full ten months and not just the week before your major fundraiser.

I’m excited for Colin Kaepernick’s success both on and off the playing field. He took his undeserved unemployment and turned it into an opportunity to uplift organizations in his community and bring awareness to issues in which he cares. As we celebrate Black History month in 2018, remember that our celebrated Black History figures don’t have to live in our history books. They are living among us and doing their part to continue to contribute to this country that we Americans cherish.

For more information on board governance and board diversity, follow along on Twitter or Instagram. Nikki McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group, the only choice for organizations looking to energize, innovate, and diversify their Board of Directors.

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Based in the Business Capitol of the West

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Based in the Business Capitol of the West

Denver USA
720.443.0894