The BNI Foundation®


BNI Foundation: September 2017 Update

By: Emely Ferrer
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    The BNI Foundation®

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    Emely Ferrer

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Share Your Business Voices Stories

The BNI Foundation's Business Voices initiative is gaining serious momentum, and a big part of that is due to the stories that Business Voices teams share about the great events and programs they put on. The shared stories are inspirational and help to motivate others to get involved and make Business Voices a part of their BNI regions and chapters. Make sure to share your Business Voices stories with all of BNI by filling out the Business Voices form here. The online form allows you to describe your team's event, who participated, how many kids were impacted and more. You can also add photos from the event.

Sharing your story through the form is the only way to get it told through the BNI Foundation's website and social media channels. Now there is another exciting reason to share your stories. The very first Business Voices Team Awards will be presented at this years BNI Global Convention taking place this November in Long Beach, CA. Keep those stories coming and good luck.

Charitable Giving Survey

Our recent blog post about cause marketing, spells out the ways that everyone benefits when companies and non-profit organizations join forces to put out their message. We hope that the post spreads some awareness among BNI members and administrators about the power of these partnerships. To learn more about your philanthropic efforts we have posted a charitable giving survey. When you fill it out we will use your responses to develop more ways for the BNI Foundation to partner with BNI regions and chapters, as well local business, to make a positive impact on the schools and children in our communities. Take the survey here

Givers Gain® Grant Cycle

The next Givers Gain® grant cycle opens on September 15th.  Schools and educational organizations that have an active Business Voices team in their area are eligible to apply for a $1000 grant. In addition, the school or educational organization must be an approved public 501c3 (non-profit).  Five grants of $1000 each will be awarded during the BNI Global Convention in November. Applications are available by email at or by phone at 704-248-4800, Ext 91.

You can also click here for more information.

Back to School Appeal

Our Back to School donor appeal campaign is kicking off in early September. While our current drive is a push for funding before school starts, there are many needs that arise throughout the school year, and our continued support is critical. We ask that you consider giving to the BNI Foundation to support this and other similar important causes. Funding raised during this campaign will directly impact those in need.  Keep an eye out for the donation letter or feel free to donate here.