Today, BNI® [Business Networking International] announced a new special assistance program to support local non-profits and Chambers of Commerce.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, November 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Today, BNI® [Business Networking International] announced a new special assistance program to support local non-profits and Chambers of Commerce to provide one complimentary 1-year Membership per each one of its 1,040 participating Chapters across the country. Between now and December 31st, 2020, each BNI Chapter may select the non-profit that best serves the needs of their community.

BNI is the largest and most successful business networking organization in the world. Its proven business referral system can greatly aid non-profits struggling in this challenging economy. This important community program is part of BNI’s new “Restart the U.S.A.” pandemic response effort aimed at revitalizing small business and community initiatives across the country. Each free non-profit 1-year membership has a $999 value and is designed to help non-profits generate much needed revenue.

If selected for a complimentary membership, the program allows a 501(c)(3) (non-profits and charities) or a 501(c)(6) (Chamber of Commerce) to operate as a full Member of a BNI chapter for one year. As a BNI Member, they will be able to participate in weekly BNI meetings to build strong relationships with local business leaders to generate referrals for sponsorships and donations.

BNI CEO Graham Weihmiller shared, “For 35 years BNI has been caring for our communities. Non-profits are at the foundation of a strong community, providing essential services and support to people in need. They have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, many struggling to meet fundraising goals as well as maintain their staff. We feel privileged to provide assistance to the vital missions they serve in the BNI Regions that are participating in this program.”

Interested organizations should visit and click on the “For Non-Profits” link.
Interested media should contact Terry Atkins, Chief Marketing Officer, at 704-248-4800 ext. 47, or via email at

About BNI
BNI, the world’s largest and most successful business networking organization, is transforming the global landscape of business through its philosophy of Givers Gain®. Today, BNI has nearly 273,000 member-businesses participating in over 9,800 BNI Chapters Meetings each week in 70 countries around the globe. BNI’s proven business networking platform provides BNI Members with proven structure, technology, training, and support to help them build strong businesses in any environment. BNI® Online is its newest product, an advanced online platform that helps BNI Members share valuable client referrals with other Members. In 2020, BNI Members have generated over $12 billion (USD) in revenue to help power BNI member-businesses forward. To see BNI’s new look and learn more, go to

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