Membership benefits include professional development opportunities and the chance to share best practices with other members.
NACRO provides networking and professional development opportunities, the sharing of best practices, and the development of common language and metrics for peer comparison from over 300 corporate relations professionals from research colleges and universities around the world.
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The Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO) strengthens academic/corporate relations by bringing together practitioners from across the country to compare and refine ideas and strategies, increasing the value of relationships between industry and higher education.
This site contains information on NACRO, including membership information and information about our annual conference.
The 2014 annual conference will be located at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Tuesday, July 22 - Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hotel and travel information is now available. Registration coming soon!
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NACRO Best Practices
What does your corporate relations program do really well? What events, strategies, and programs are you most proud of? NACRO is continuing to collect member best practices to be accessed on the "members only" section of the web site.
NACRO White Paper Publications
To coincide with NACRO's 2012 Annual Conference, the following white paper was released: “Metrics for a Successful Twenty-First Century Academic Corporate Relations Program”. The paper is intended for any organization serious about capitalizing on industry’s interest in academic institutions for recruitment, research engagements, intellectual capital and expertise, technology licensing, and philanthropy. The paper describes key performance indicators that are tied to the business processes of corporate relations, and the core metrics that align with this corporate engagement process.
NACRO's inaugural white paper was released in August 2011 and is titled, "Essential Elements of a Productive Twenty-First Century University Corporate Relations Program." Members, join the discussion about the white paper on the Discussion Forum in the Members Center!