BNI is the World’s Largest professional networking organization. Over the past 38 Years, BNI has grown to over 299K members worldwide, in more than 76 different countries, from over 300 different types of professions, all of whom have benefited from increased referral business as a result of BNI.
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of salespeople working for you! Because every single company and entrepreneur out there needs more sales. BNI provides a structured referral networking system to help generate referrals by sharing business connections.
The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
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®.
Givers Gain is the underlying philosophy of BNI. We exemplify that by giving business to others; you will get business in return.
We believe in the continuous improvement of personal and professional skills. BNI provides a variety of opportunities to support lifelong learning.
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.
BNI provides an environment that enables you to surround yourself with people who want to help you succeed.
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.
If you want to have a powerful personal network, you must have accountability. Otherwise, it becomes a social group.
It’s important to recognize those who are contributing.