Our Mission

The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with quality business professionals.

Who is BNI

With over 2765 members in South Africa and 112 chapters, in 2018 alone, BNI member referrals have generated over R627 Million in revenue for our member’s businesses.

With over 245000 members in 8,757-plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. In 2018 alone, BNI member referrals have generated $15.5 billion USD in revenue for our member businesses.

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What Does BNI Do?

Through weekly meetings and exclusive resources, BNI helps you build a strong network that fuels professional growth.


Receive an Invitation

Step 1- Visit a local BNI Chapter
The best way to find out more about how BNI works is to go to a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it’s like.
Step 2 - Join BNI Chapter
After you’ve visited and decided that BNI is worth the investment, it’s time to make a commitment and join your local chapter.
Step 3 - Develop Relationships
Referrals and business are great, but at BNI you’ll develop long-lasting relationships that are more than just a swapping of business cards.
Step 4 - Give Referrals. Get Referrals
It’s simple, Givers Gain®. That’s all there is to it. Once you’ve joined, the giving and receiving begins and you’ll start to see your business grow.

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

Givers Gain is the underlying philosophy of BNI. We exemplify that by giving business to others; you will get business in return.

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.

Building Relationships

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.


It’s important to recognize those who are contributing.

Lifelong Learning

We believe in the continuous improvement of personal and professional skills. BNI provides opportunities to support lifelong learning.

Positive Attitude

BNI provides an environment that enables you to surround yourself with people who want to help you succeed.


If you want to have a powerful personal network, you must have accountability. Otherwise, it becomes a social group.