NACRO is pleased to announce a continuation of our professional development webinars and virtual events for the coming year, which was first launched in 2017. We have much in store over the coming months, while so many of us continue to work remotely. This includes meet-ups to discuss content from the virtual conference, a new corporate workshop series launched in August, and planned conference sessions have been re-formatted to be delivered via Zoom. We hope you will join us for these sessions throughout the remainder of the year! Previous webinars are available for NACRO members. Click here for access.
Alumni Workplace Engagement – Building Bridges Between your Alumni, Where they Work and your Institution
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Imagine a bridge that connects three “islands”: a university, a company, and employees of that company who are graduates of the university. Rutgers Alumni Workplace Engagement is that bridge. It creates thriving relationships so that these areas are no longer islands but powerful partners for innovation and achievement.
Moving beyond traditional models of alumni engagement, the Rutgers AWE program brings the university to a business and its employees—in their workplace. This specific webinar will feature the director of the Rutgers AWE program alongside alumni leaders from JPMorgan Chase and Bristol-Myers Squibb, who describe the program’s challenges and accomplishments so far.
You’re invited to learn about four pillars of success that enable this initiative to broaden opportunities for corporate partnerships, individual alumni engagement, and philanthropic projects across all academic units.
Patti Althoff - Director, Corporate Relations, Syracuse University
- John Borgese – Director, Alumni Workplace Engagement, Rutgers University Alumni Association
- Christopher Maizys – Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
- Austin Thekkumthala – Associate Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Panel Discussion: CASE-NACRO White Paper Release: Exploring a New Value Proposition for CFR Work
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
CASE and NACRO are pleased to announce the release of a cosponsored white paper: Adapt-Migrate-Perish: Exploring a New Value Proposition for CFR. In this session, you’ll hear from the white paper authors Ryan J. Sauder, Chief Advancement Officer, The Hastings Center and Michelle E. Wamsley, Assistant Vice President, Academic Advancement & Strategic Priorities, University of Richmond. The paper explores the evolving Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) landscape and associated indicators of success, specifically leading from the middle (LFM) as a core competency and high art for CFR officers working in all settings. Knowingly or not, effective CFR officers are increasingly reliant on LFM skillsets. By recognizing and developing LFM competencies with focused intention, CFR officers can add strategic value to institutions well beyond the financial and activity measures captured in typical metrics for CFR success. When this emerging trend is understood, valued, nurtured, and rewarded by institutional leadership, CFR officers can leverage their deep institutional knowledge, alongside connections to internal and external portfolios of faculty, staff, and funders, to advance strategic priorities of their institution. Anchoring their argument in leadership theory and developing it through broad practitioner input invited at multiple national conferences, the authors articulate and explore a new value proposition for CFR professionals in higher education.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.