The Success Secret that Rocketed the Growth of BNI, the Largest Business Networking Organization in the World, from 4 Members to 100,000

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By focusing on helping others get business, thousands of BNI members around the world continue to significantly build their own businesses and prosper.

which is based on our founding philosophy of Givers Gain.

BNI is unarguably known worldwide as the largest and most prominent business networking organization. It's hard to believe that the organization's roots stem from an initial meeting of only 12 business professionals who were simply searching for ways to help each other generate more business. So how exactly did this organization grow from its meager 12 member beginnings in 1985 to achieving the 100,000 member mark in 2007?

"The secret to this phenomenal growth is our organizational culture," says BNI's Founder & Chairman Dr. Ivan Misner, "which is based on our founding philosophy of Givers Gain." Givers Gain is the idea that by helping others to get business, they will give you business in return.

Using the Givers Gain philosophy, which is based on the law of reciprocity, BNI has grown from 500 chapters worldwide during the years of 1985-1996 to having nearly 5,000 chapters in 2007. BNI's CEO, Norm Dominguez, says of passing the 100,000 member mark, "It is a remarkable achievement which happened this month while the entire BNI team of directors, members, staff, and strategic alliance partners were all doing what we love--helping each other build our respective businesses through referral marketing."

Questions? Call Dr. Ivan Misner at BNI Headquarters in the USA at 1-909-608-7575.

BNI ( is the world's largest business networking organization, with more than 4,700 chapters in 37 countries worldwide. BNI's Founder & Chairman, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several book's including the NY Times best-seller, Masters of Networking (, and the recently released #1 best-seller, Truth or Delusion, Busting Networking's Biggest Myths ( He is also the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute (, a referral training company with operations around the world.

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