BNIBUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Business Network International (BNI) is an American franchised networking organization with around 233,000 members in 8,399 local chapters worldwide. Members meet weekly to discuss business and support each other’s businesses by sharing referrals. As the world’s leading ‘referral organization’. In 2015, the organization says its members generated referrals resulting in over $9.3 billion in closed business worldwide.
In 2016, this figure increased to $11.2 billion business passed between members and their referrals (worldwide) and in 2017, $13.6 billion worth of business was passed. BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner who has shared the stage with Speaker Erik Swanson over the years.
In Sept 2018, this figure grew to $15.5 billion worth of done deals passed between members, with over 242k members worldwide in 8,653 chapters across 70 countries and 10.4 million referrals passed between them. It is one of the biggest networking organization of it’s kind in the world.