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BNI San Francisco serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.

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Ivan Misner Ph.D, BNI's FounderBNI is the world's largest business referral organization.  In 2016, BNI's 211,000 members located in 70 countries, passed millions of referrals resulting in more than $11.2 billion U.S. dollars worth of business!

BNI was started in January 1985 by Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D.  BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for business people to grow their businesses through referral marketing.  Since 1985 BNI members have exchanged millions of referrals which have resulted in excess of $63 Billion dollars in business.  Being a member of BNI is like having sales people working for you every day who market your product or service.  BNI's sole purpose is to provide a structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.  If referrals are an important part of your business, then BNI is the organization for you.

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BNI San Francisco serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.  Click here to see a map of the San Francisco region.

Visit the largest referral organization in the world at no cost or obligation and ... See BNI in action!  For more information contact the BNI San Francisco office at (415) 406-2330, send email or complete the online information request form.

What You Should Know

  • Weekly meetings last for 90 minutes. Members need to arrive on time and stay for the entire meeting.
  • Only one person from each professional specialty is accepted into a chapter of BNI.
  • All participants must represent their primary occupation.
  • Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute.

Membership Investment

There is an initial application fee, annual membership dues, and chapters may have a venue fee. Please see the chapter Secretary/Treasurer for exact information. When you apply to participate in BNI your application will be reviewed by the chapter's Membership Committee and you will be notified of the status before the next meeting.


  • Increased exposure to many other business professionals
  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Learn to effectively talk about your business
  • Sharpen your presentation skills
  • Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year
  • New Member Packet: Business card book, name badge holder, orientation CD, BNI pin
  • SuccessNet newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business
  • Member Success Program workshop
  • Advanced Education Series workshops
  • Leadership Team Training
  • Participation in business tradeshows
  • Participation in local conferences
  • And much, much more!