Category: Service Leadership
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 […]
New Year Board Governance 101
Happy New Year! The new year is an exciting time for organizations because they can plan for all of their accomplishments for the year to come. In your planning, you should make sure your board directors have a refresher course on their duties and responsibilities as board members. Board Governance 101 is great for returning […]
Your board directors do a lot of the organization and the annual end of the year Holiday party is a great way to say ‘thank you’ for their service. Invite your board to participate in your organization’s end of the year celebration so that board directors can interact with staff in a relaxed and comfortable […]
Energize Your Board Directors by Taking Them on a Tour of Organization Operations
It’s important to find ways to energize your board of directors. One easy way to energize your board is to lead them on a tour of your organization’s operations and facilities. Oftentimes, directors are only familiar with the Executive Director and the staff who periodically present at board meetings. Initiating a tour of your operations […]
Don’t Pull any Tricks When Supporting Diversity
It’s October so it’s on point to talk about tricks and treats. In August, Black Girls CODE was presented with $125,000 from Uber. Uber is currently in turmoil after allegations of institutional workplace sexual harassment, senior executives fleeing the company, and the departure of former CEO Travis Kalanick who is accused of not addressing the […]
MCG on the Radio
I was interviewed last month to discuss board diversity on the KGNU radio show, PoCo in BoCo. People of Color in Boulder County (PoCo in BoCo), hosted by Nikhil Mankekar and Tracey Jones, takes a look at what it means to be a person of color advocating for equity and representation in Boulder County. According […]
Shout it from the Mountaintop – Announcing New Board Directors
It’s easy to preach what you should and should not do to attain effective board governance. But, when I see it in practice, it makes my heart soar! I have worked with the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC) in the past. The organization does amazing work, advocating for juvenile offenders in the State of Colorado. […]
Diversify Your Board of Directors at RMPI 2017
I am excited to be sponsored by the University of Colorado Office of Advancement at this year’s Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute’s annual conference. Check out the announcement below for more details.
Before Summer Break, Evaluate!
I can’t believe we’ve made it to the middle of the year! Congratulations! McCord Consulting Group has been busy the first half of the year. Before I take a much needed pause in June, I try to re-evaluate the first six months and make plans for the second half of the year based upon what […]
You Want Political Diversity on Your Board
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was dragged by the media last month when he said, “We have a board member who is an adviser to the Trump administration, Peter Thiel. And I personally believe that if you want to have a company that is committed to diversity, you need to be committed to all kinds of […]
AMI – Diversify Your Board of Directors
I am excited to present on the Advanced CNP Track for the Alliance Management Institute in January. I will be speaking to the group about the importance of Board diversity and give practical ways to look at diversity and how to achieve it in your Board of Directors. I am excited to be working with […]
Get on Board – Diversify Your Tech Board
Join us for a discussion about the value of diversity, how a diverse board can actually increase your bottom line, and easy ways to incorporate diversity on your tech board. This session is useful for: ★ Current board directors who want to diversify their board ★ Those who want to learn more about serving on […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – We Gonna Be Alright
I am so excited for the Cabaret Gala tomorrow night! I am delighted that I am being honored as a 2016 YWCA Community Champion. I am also excited to be grouped with Peter Braun, Sharon Caulfield, and State Senator Rollie Heath. This week, I reflected on what it means to me as a black woman to […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – Why my job is awesome
Only two more days until the big event hosted by the YWCA of Boulder County. If you haven’t purchased your ticket to the Cabaret Gala, do so soon! This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – What is the Gender Wage Gap?
It’s hump day! We’re half way through the week! That means it’s almost time for my honor from the YWCA of Boulder County. This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of eliminating racism and empowering women. Today, […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – Why I think women ROCK!
This weekend, I will be honored by the YWCA of Boulder County next to some pretty remarkable people. This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of eliminating racism and empowering women. Today, I will answer a […]
Congrats to the YWCA Cabaret Honorees!
McCord Consulting Group would like to extend congratulations to Nikki McCord’s fellow YWCA Honorees. MCG encourages you to support the YWCA of Boulder County and purchase a ticket! Saturday, February 27, 2016 6 pm – 10 pm Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO $100 per person The YWCA of Boulder County invites you to a night […]
Nikki McCord – Chamber’s Young Professional of the Month!
Click here for the link! Nikki McCord, McCord Consulting Group Hometown: Dallas, Texas Why is your job awesome? My clients come to me because they are looking to make an intrepid leap in a new direction. My job is awesome because I get to suggest innovative ways of doing business, and then I get […]
Quit Yellen! She’s Got This!
March is Women’s History Month! Let’s start the month learning more about Janet Yellen, the first female Federal Reserves Chair. Yellen has an impressive background. After earning her degree at the University of California at Berkeley, she received her doctorate in economics from Yale University. She previously worked at the central bank as an international […]
Celebrating MLK Day
This week MCG joined the rest of the country celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What struck me during my day of reflection is that one person, partnered with like-minded individuals, was able to change the course of history. It’s quite ambitious to think that any one person has the […]
Boulder Flood Recovery
The MCG team was fortunate to escape the Boulder Flood unscathed. However, many residents and businesses weren’t so fortunate. When fortune smiles on you, it’s nice to do something for others. That’s why MCG is teaming up with the Boulder Small Business Development Center to assist Colorado businesses affected by the flood. MCG team members […]