About Us

About BNI

We are the world’s leading business referral organization with about 270,000 Members in over 9,500 Chapters worldwide. In 2019 alone, Members generated $16.7 billion(USD) in revenue through referral business. Members are supported by a global team that provides training, structure and the technology needed for success.

By the Numbers for 2019

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With thousands of Chapters worldwide, BNI provides a global business network that remains unmatched.


The mission of BNI is to help Members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Core Values

BNI is built on a set of guiding principles which form the foundation on which Members interact, conduct themselves and fulfill their goals. At BNI, we're Changing the Way the World Does Business®.

Givers Gain®
Givers Gain®

Be willing to give first, before you expect to gain. Giving unconditionally creates a better world for everyone and creates important opportunities and lasting relationships.

Traditions + Innovation
Traditions + Innovation

We honor our traditions and look to a brighter future fueled by innovation, optimism, and excitement.

Building Relationships
Building Relationships

Building strong relationships creates an environment of trust and support that yields happiness, opportunity and meaning.

Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning

Your value grows as you develop your knowledge and skills. Create a curriculum based on the person you want to become and follow that curriculum to get yourself there.


We keep the promises we make, especially when it is hard to do so. This creates trust and supports strong relationships.

Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude

We find the good in everything that happens to us, and that propels our lives forward. Finding the good in every person enables us to attract terrific people, opportunities, and wealth.


We appreciate that recognition fuels the growth of successful organizations. The person who masters the art of recognition attracts success, meaning, and happiness.

BNI’s Core Values Start with Givers Gain®

The altruism and goodwill we feel towards one another, and to the world, start with a genuine love of people –all people, equally. We encourage and embrace diversity in every respect.

Our Statement on Equality and Non-discrimination

BNI requires that Chapters review and select persons for membership in all job classifications based on qualifications without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability. BNI will support no Chapter’s action when in violation of this equality and non-discrimination statement.

Member Safety and Wellbeing

The safety and wellbeing of our Members is our top priority.  On March 16th, 2020 out of an abundance of caution, BNI transitioned all of its in-person meetings to BNI online™.  The innovative online platform has exceeded our expectations and has proven to be highly effective in allowing Members to keep their network and business strong. Members can network safely from the convenience and comfort of their home or office. We will remain online until a time when local governments deem it is appropriate to return to in-person meetings.

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Experience our proven referral system in action. People just like you working together, helping each other grow their businesses and improve their business skills.

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