NACRO is a global network of over 500 academic corporate relations professionals. Our members comes from higher education and industry and are dedicated to developing and advancing comprehensive mutually-beneficial relationships between universities and corporations. 

NACRO serves as the preeminent organization for establishing common metrics and documenting best practices for success in the field of academic corporate relations.  

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Network with Peers

  • Build industry connections
  • Connect with others through affinity groups
  • Learn from best-in-class colleagues

Professional Development

Thought Leadership

  • Access to relevant white papers.
  • Participate in and learn from member surveys.
  • Apply best practices at your institution.


Exchange ideas and grow your networks by attending NACRO’s annual conferenceThis is a prime opportunity to gain insights, network with peers, and stay on top of trends. New NACRO members are invited to the Corporate Engagement Bootcamp: An all-day session focusing on the NACRO “blueprint” for holistic corporate relations.

For our members with 10+ years of experience in the field, we offer the Executive Education SeriesThis annual program consists of three remote sessions and one in-person session prior to Annual Conference. Each session will focus on specific content including Leadership/ Professional Development, Technical Skills, Industry Issues, and Best Practices for corporate relations professionals.

Gain leadership experience, as well as professional recognition within the field, by holding elected positions on the Board of Directors and committees.

Get involved by participating in any of our four major standing committees, all of which benefit from a broad and diverse set of participants.

  • Benchmarking
  • Communications
  • Membership 
  • Professional Education