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

Recruiting for Board Diversity – Call for Directors

Recruiting new board directors is the path any organization should take to diversify its Board. Many people have asked how a Board is supposed to find diverse candidate to interview and consider for open board positions. I recently saw a great examples of a Call for Directors. By exploring this example, I’ll point out how diversity can be highlighted in your call for directors.

Who Would Make a Great Candidate?

I like this example from the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling. I’ve only included a section of the email, but this is a great call for board directors because it lists all of the positions available on the board as well as a short description.

 

Dear RMACAC Members,

The Governance and Nominating Committee is excited to announce the Call for Nominations for Open Board Positions for the 2018 – 2019 year!

If you or someone you know is interested in getting further involved in RMACAC leadership, please consider the following open Board positions:

Nominations for Election to Open Board Positions

Advancement Chair is responsible for initiating and overseeing RMACAC fundraising activities. The main duties include setting policies, priorities, and goals for fund-raising programs for the current fiscal year, and reviewing the ongoing performance of each campaign.

IDEA Chair develops programs that will assist in the expansion of access of post-secondary educational opportunities for those who have traditionally been underrepresented. Additionally, IDEA Chair will organize and manage RMACAC’s scholarship program.

When recruiting for diversity, make sure you announce who would be a good candidate. Let’s look specifically at the IDEA Chair board position. This program wants to expand the access of post-secondary educational opportunities for those who have traditionally been underrepresented. You know who would make a good candidate for the IDEA Chair? Someone who comes from a traditionally underrepresented post-secondary educational group! This call for directors would be more complete if the following was added. “Members of traditionally underrepresented post-secondary educational groups are encouraged to apply.” This additional sentence may better reach someone who may not have thought to apply in the first place. A good candidate may not apply to a board role because they can not picture themselves in the role. To recruit for diversity, this announcement should specifically indicate that former first-generation students and people of color are encouraged to apply. The more a person can see themselves in the role, the more likely they will be to apply.

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.

Contact

Based in the Business Capitol of the West

By appointment only.

Contact

Based in the Business Capitol of the West

Denver USA
720.443.0894