By Andrew Mann, Business Lancaster, United Kingdom
Business Network International is seeking charities to join its Lancashire groups as part of a £220k charity drive.
Part of the world’s biggest referral organisation, BNI has over 200,000 members in over 70 countries worldwide. It works by organising weekly meetings for groups of businesses, known as chapters, who use their combined network of contacts to find business opportunities and referrals for one another.
The charity drive is the brand-child of BNI Executive Director Mike Holman and will see each chosen charity gifted a seat within a group and its members commit to raising £20k per year for it. With eleven chapters operational in Lancashire, the offer equates to a £220k per year charity commitment by the organisation and its members in the county.