About Us

About BNI

We are the world’s leading business referral organization with over 280,000 Members in over 10,000 BNI Chapters worldwide. In 2020 alone, BNI Members shared over 11.5 million valuable new client referrals and generated over $16.2B (USD) in revenue.
Many BNI Chapters are currently meeting using BNI Online™, a powerful and convenient platform that enables Members to continue sharing new client referrals. BNI Members are actively supported by regional, national, and global BNI staff that provide the training, structure and the technology needed for the continued success of BNI Members.

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


The mission of BNI is to help BNI 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 BNI 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 BNI 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. BNI Members can network safely from the convenience and comfort of their home or office. We will continue to offer BNI Online meetings going forward, and countries may start to return to in-person meetings when local governments and National Directors deem it appropriate at the country or regional level, and when Chapter Members are comfortable doing so at their individual Chapter level. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at TMR@bni.com.

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