Where Does the Money Go?

Business networking requires commitment. One element of this commitment is the financial investment to join BNI. The initial investment to join is a symbol of a company's or an individual's commitment to embrace the BNI system, and to the other members of a chapter.

The investment to join BNI consists of an application fee and annual participation fee. Individual chapters may also charge an additional fee to pay for the space in which their meetings take place. These charges are separate, and in addition to the investment to join BNI, and are at the discretion of individual chapter management teams. 

If you wish to participate in BNI you may complete an application. A new member application is reviewed by the chapter's Membership Committee, or the Chapter Director Consultant if the chapter is just forming. Prospective members are notified of the application status as soon as possible.

Where does the Money go?

BNI Southern Alabama is a franchised business region (one of the thousands in more than 75 countries in which BNI operates) that pays royalties to BNI for the right to operate a BNI region. BNI Southern Alabama is a service and support company that facilitates the creation of referral networking chapters in order to increase business and profits for our members.

The cost of membership pays for the structure, training, and administration of the BNI system. This includes: 
1. BNI Headquarters monthly franchise royalty and R&D payments. 
2. Regional office personnel and administrative and support costs.
3. BNI Connect, this BNI Regional website, BNI University, BNI Engage, and the BNI mobile app fees.
4. All member training venues, materials, and support costs.
5. Support of members and chapters (including visits, training, badges, and all other support materials). 

In essence, the financial investment to join pays for the true value of BNI which is the opportunity to meet every week in a structured, business environment with a group of like-minded and trusted BNI members who are committed to building each other’s businesses.

For more information contact the BNI Southern Alabama office at (251) 639-5030 or send email.


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