About Us

Our Mission

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 meaningful, long-term relationships with quality business professionals.

Who Is BNI

With over 220,000 members in 8,000-plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. In 2016 alone, BNI member referrals have generated $11.2 billion USD in revenue for our member businesses.

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    Our History

    See how 30 years ago in California, a simple idea sparked an international network.

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    Our Executive Team

    Thought leaders in the networking and business communities power BNI.

What Does BNI Do?

Through weekly meetings and exclusive resources, BNI helps you build a strong network that fuels professional growth.

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  1. Visit Local BNI Chapter

    The best way to find out more about how BNI works is to go to a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it’s like.

  2. Join BNI Chapter

    After you’ve visited and decided that BNI is worth the investment, it’s time to make a commitment and join your local chapter.

  3. Develop Relationships

    Referrals and business are great, but at BNI you’ll develop long-lasting relationships that are more than just a swapping of business cards.

  4. Give Referrals. Get Referrals

    It’s simple, Givers Gain®. That’s all there is to it. Once you’ve joined, the giving and receiving begins and you’ll start to see your business grow.

  1. Visit Local BNI Chapter
  2. Join BNI Chapter
  3. Develop Relationships
  4. Give Referrals. Get Referrals

Our 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®.

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    Givers Gain®

    Givers Gain is the underlying philosophy of BNI. We exemplify that by giving business to others; you will get business in return

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    Lifelong Learning

    We believe in the continuous improvement of personal and professional skills. BNI provides a variety of opportunities to support lifelong learning.

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    Traditions + Innovation

    Tradition in an organization tells us where we come from and lays the foundation of who we are, but we must always be looking for ways to innovate.

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    Positive Attitude

    BNI provides an environment that enables you to surround yourself with people who want to help you succeed.

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    Building Relationships

    Networking is more about farming connections with new contacts than hunting for them. People want to do business with people they know and trust. It’s about cultivating those relationships.

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    Accountability

    If you want to have a powerful personal network, you must have accountability. Otherwise, it becomes a social group.

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    Recognition

    It’s important to recognize those who are contributing.

Our Partners

Our network includes like-minded companies focused on developing mutually beneficial relationships that lead to more business.