Administrative Policies | Print |
  1. There is an initial registration fee. Fees are paid semi-annually, annually, or bi-annually. Contact the local Secretary/Treasurer for amounts. Fees may also be paid with VISA, MASTERCARD, OR AMERICAN EXPRESS.
  2. BNI may establish chapters in every city or community with people interested in developing a referral-based business. In addition, BNI reserves the right to open more than one chapter per community or city where demand for BNI's services are requested.
  3. Membership fees are payable 30 days prior to the due date. Members not paid by the first meeting of the month they are due, are considered late and will be assessed a late charge. If fees are not paid within 15 days, the member will be officially dropped by BNI.
  4. Fees are non-refundable. A certificate of credit will be given, upon request, to members in good standing for the unused portion of their time.
  5. Fees cannot be transferred from one person to another unless the fees are from the same company.
  6. BNI has a strict policy on returned checks. A member has three working days in which to contact Headquarters and resolve the matter. Any returned checks not resolved within this period will be turned over to collections. All returned checks will be assessed a minimum $20 returned check fee. If a member passes a second NSF check, that member will be subject to immediate termination.
  7. BNI is a marketing service provided by BNI Enterprises, Inc. BNI or any of its franchisees reserves the right to discontinue a member's participation in this program.