BNI Action Partners
With over 150,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 7.1 million referrals resulting in $3.3 billion dollars worth of business for its members. BNI offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
BNI was founded in 1985. The organization has 6,300 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 7.1 million referrals resulting in over $3.3 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of business for its members.
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
Each time a member is inducted or renewed, the entire room of members stands in and recites this pledge in unison. It is an opportunity for us each to commit once again to these values.
- I will provide the quality of services at the price that I have quoted
- I will be truthful with the members and their referrals
- I will build goodwill and trust among members and their referrals
- I will take responsibility for following up on the referrals I have received
- I will display a positive and supportive attitude
- I will live up to the ethical standards of my profession
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Who Founded BNI?
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.
Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 17 books including his latest book called Room Full of Referrals.
He writes a monthly column for Entrepreneur.com and Fox Business News and teaches business management at several universities throughout the United States. In addition, he is the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute – a referral training company with trainers around the world.
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine, Dr. Misner is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, CNBC, the BBC and The Today Show on NBC.
Dr. Misner is on the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne. He is also the Founder of the BNI Foundation and was recently named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross. He is married and lives with his wife Elisabeth and their three children in Claremont, CA. In his spare time!!! he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.