Become aN alliance partner

Is your business or organization interested in the fraternal market? The North-American Interfraternity Conference and NIC Foundation have a wide variety of partnership opportunities available. If you answer YES to any of the following, becoming an Alliance Partner with the NIC would be a good fit. Do you…

  • Have existing business relationships with fraternities?
  • Want to expand your reach in the fraternal market?
  • Work with college students?
  • Work with associations and higher education?
  • Have a product or service that can be used by individual members, chapters, or inter/national organizations?
  • Work for a nonprofit organization looking to develop partnerships with fraternities?
  • Work with organizations to help with fundraising initiatives?
  • Have a great idea that could help advance the fraternal movement?
  • Need guidance about how to find success in this market?
  • Want an easier way to contact organizations with 375,000 undergraduate members and 6,100 chapters on nearly 800 campuses?

eligibility

You are eligible if:

  • Your company is actively engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling, distributing, or providing supplies, products or services to men’s college fraternities.
  • Your nonprofit organization is actively involved in educating, informing, charitable fundraising or willing to work cooperatively with men’s college fraternities.

Interested in becoming an Alliance Partner? View the Alliance Partner Guide below for more information on the benefits and opportunities. For more information about partnership opportunities, contact Mike McRee, COO.

Current NIC Alliance Partners

Thank you to the following companies/organizations for supporting the North-American Interfraternity Conference. Note: “Distinguished” partners provide support to both the NIC and NIC Foundation at their designated level.

Distinguished Diamond Alliance Partners

BillHighway

Billhighway is the leading platform to simplify and take control of your fraternity chapter finances. Better manage dues billing and collection, expenses and house corporation finances while leveraging member database integration. For more than 17 years, Billhighway has helped 23 national fraternal organizations streamline accounting, increase cash flow and reduce expenses.

CrowdChange

CrowdChange helps fraternity and sorority leaders enhance chapters’ philanthropic work on campus. They unite campus philanthropy events on one centralized platform, with features that help students raise more money and increase engagement in events. Combining the best technology and social media, CrowdChange is spreading across the country with a platform students love. At the end of a year with CrowdChange, you will have a dashboard that showcases all of the philanthropy work your chapters have done. This can be a powerful marketing tool to help show the world what fraternities are all about.

Fraternal Law Partners

Fraternal Law Partners, a division of Manley Burke, LPA, was founded in 2012 to serve the legal needs of fraternities, sororities, student life organizations and their related charitable foundations. Fraternal Law Partners provides legal counsel on business matters – real estate and housing, corporate governance, employment issues, tax, grant-making, and fundraising and stewardship support – as well as risk management and hazing counsel, crisis and incident management, litigation and other liability issues.

memberplanet/Greek Bill

Since 1996, memberplanet and Greekbill are two companies well known and widely adopted by the fraternal industry. We provide two separate platforms that focus on specific needs for financial management and member engagement. We also offer an integrated offering designed to bring the two services together with single member experience. With an intimate understanding of the unique needs of the Fraternity community, coupled with knowledge of engagement best practices derived from our work with member-based organizations in the association, fraternal, educational, nonprofit and military verticals, we offer our collaboration as an active and passionate partner. Together we may more effectively recruit, retain, and engage members, as well as facilitate coordinated community action.

memberplanet, with 30+ fraternal partners, is a best-in-class online engagement platform designed to address every aspect of group management, including multi-tiered membership billing, digital membership cards, event management, email newsletter communication, online forms, donation sites, member data management, and more. We provide administrators and members with access to a full suite of easy-to-use tools on one platform, accessible through desktop or mobile device (including a custom-branded mobile app). The functionality available on memberplanet’s platform is derived from the breadth and scale of our customer relationships, and we look forward to sharing the benefit of those best practices with the NIC and NICF member organizations and other fraternal industry organizations.

Greekbill is a web-based billing and financial management service catering exclusively to the fraternity and sorority industry. The secure application enables: invoicing, collections, contracting, budgeting, reporting, online payment options, and much more for organizations of all sizes. Greekbill provides industry-leading technology that flexes to meet different organizational requirements.

Pennington and Co.

Pennington & Company is unique in the world of fundraising counsel because, like you, we have a passion for the life-changing experience that membership in a Greek-letter organization provides. In our 22 years, we have raised more than $512 million (more than all of our competitors combined) for clients representing 62 national and international Greek-letter organizations on 136 campuses across the U.S.

Plaid

Plaid is a professional, evidence-based consulting company specializing in all aspects of personal and organizational development. We assist individuals with their self-awareness in their commitment to personal growth and development, while helping organizations stay true to their purpose and achieve the highest possible performance.

Diamond Alliance Partners

ChapterSpot

ChapterSpot is a technology company that is focused on simplifying member management in the fraternal industry. Our robust platform gives fraternity organizations the power to effortlessly manage and collect membership data with an easy-to-use system. ChapterSpot consists of a proprietary membership platform and a connection that simplifies the flow of data into a fraternal specific database built on the Salesforce platform. The ChapterSpot team is comprised of professionals with a range of expertise that spans fraternal management, foundation management, chapter management, software development, database development and Salesforce configuration. We are committed to providing the Fraternal Industry with the best technology, service, and consultation, allowing organizations to focus on serving their members and their mission.

CSL Management

Today, many fraternity and sorority houses face new and ever increasing challenges, such as an aging infrastructure, lack of local alumni volunteers, limited capital reserves, and competition from other housing options with better amenities. These challenges require a management partner who has lived the experience and  understands the needs of the membership, the local alumni, and the International organization; one who is also sensitive to the complexities that surround varying decision-making processes. You won’t find another firm with a stronger grasp of the complexities that make up fraternity and sorority housing.

EverFi

For the past 15 years, EverFi has been the national leader in providing online prevention and compliance training for over 1,700 colleges and universities. EverFi’s mission in higher education is to support campuses in driving lasting, large-scale change on the most urgent health and safety issues facing students, faculty and staff: sexual assault, high-risk drinking, substance abuse, harassment and discrimination, and more. This year alone, over 6 million college students and employees will participate in EverFi courses.

EverFi’s proven-effective online prevention trainings focus on building knowledge and skills to engage students in making healthy choices, building positive relationships, and creating a community where they feel capable and responsible to take action to keep others safe. EverFi courses offer rich, population-level data to track participation, monitor impact, benchmark against peer institutions, identify focus areas and target groups, and improve ongoing training. In addition, EverFi’s Campus Prevention Network provides partner institutions with evidence-based best practices, innovative case studies, comprehensive assessments, tailored insights and comparative analysis to strengthen and expand their campus-wide prevention and compliance initiatives.

GameDay XP

GameDay XP is taking universities by storm, crashing servers and creating incredible buzz on campuses across the country. GameDay XP is the digital version of the game “caller #9 wins prizes,” paying out tens of thousands of dollars in prizes a month to students absolutely FREE! GameDay XP turns philanthropic giving into an addicting game that rewards students for their participation with daily cash prizes and gift cards, all while raising money for charities nationwide.

For every person that registers and plays, GameDay XP and our partners donate food and/or money to a charity in need. GameDay XP is the ultimate win-win! 

Holmes Murphy

At Holmes Murphy, we speak your language. Get in touch with us today for an easy translation of all things risk management! We’re proud to partner with the NIC and fraternal organizations as our number one specialty.

Phired Up/TechniPhi/Innova

Since 2002, Phired Up has helped fraternities and sororities find more people AND helped more people find fraternities and sororities. We teach, coach, research and write about how fraternities and sororities can recruit and retain more high quality people through a values-centered, research-based, relationship-focused approach.

Innova is reinventing how fraternities and sororities do marketing. Innova works with inter/national fraternities and sororities, campus communities and fraternity/sorority councils to provide values-centered, research-based, relationship-focused marketing services. From marketing strategy to design, from digital to print, Innova is helping Greek Life marketing enter a new era.

TechniPhi helps fraternities and sororities grow through innovative technologies. We believe in fraternities and sororities. Our recruitment technologies serve both formal and informal recruitment—providing prospect management, voting, bid matching, scheduling and communication tools to help drive a higher quantity of high quality members into fraternity/sorority chapters.

RISE Partnerships

RISE helps fraternity/sorority leaders do their best work. We provide training, consulting, and curriculum to help students, volunteers, and professionals build their capacity and unravel the most complex problems. Our partners gain the expertise of our staff members, who combine research, evidence, and best practice from a variety of fields to find new and better ways to advance fraternity and sorority communities.

Student Connections

Recognizing that students follow a variety of paths and encounter different obstacles in their quest for a higher education, Student Connections offers innovative solutions, developed in collaboration with higher education institutions and students, to provide relevant and engaging resources throughout the student life cycle. Student Connections supports the success of more than 2.7 million current and former students across more than 700 campuses nationwide. Student Connections is an affiliate of USA Funds and directly supports its nonprofit focus on Completion With a Purpose®, enhancing student success in college and career. Follow Student Connections on Twitter at @StuConnections, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

Distinguished platinum Alliance Partners

OmegaFi

At the intersection of FinTech and fraternity, OmegaFi, headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, provides financial, fundraising and communication software, payment solutions and support for fraternities and sororities across the United States. Their innovative tools, expertise and customer-centered approach help fraternal chapters, house corporations, headquarters and foundations optimize operational efficiency and increase revenue. Partnering with OmegaFi provides administrative relief and support allowing key officers and staff members to focus on mission-driven priorities.

platinum Alliance Partners

GEICO

GEICO proudly partners with the NIC and can provide member fraternities with a great affinity program. GEICO’s partners enjoy non-dues revenue from the partnership, and fraternity members are eligible for a discount on auto insurance with GEICO. Get in touch with GEICO today to see how your fraternity can benefit!

James R. Favor & Company

Developed by at no cost to our clients, we provide the Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative (FHSI) programs to aid inter/national organizations in tackling the most pressing risk management issues on college campuses today. The research-based, expert-developed modules have been delivered to more than 90,000 undergraduates in 10 organizations by over 280 trained facilitators. Topics include preventing sexual misconduct, alcohol and other drugs and hazing prevention and intervention.

Gold Alliance Partners

Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc., is a global leading lodging company with nearly 4,500 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by Marriott family leadership for nearly 90 years, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Silver Alliance Partners

Affinity Consultants

Affinity Consultants strives to solve organizational challenges through proven licensing, marketing, public relations , and design solutions with a focus on engaging members for life. We handle the trademark protection and licensing for more than 115 fraternal organizations and associations, and we are proud to provide a singular and streamlined voice to the licensing movement by bringing together the similar needs and interests of our clients’ nearly 8 million members.

Herff Jones

The Greek Division of Herff Jones serves as Official Jeweler to most organizations in the Greek letter community. Corporately headquartered in Indianapolis, with our jewelry manufacturing located near Providence, RI, our talented artisans produce the finest fraternal pins, badges, rings, and accessory jewelry for our customers, in addition to offering other quality recognition products such as custom awards and plaques, medallions, honor cords and stoles, and fine paper products including membership certificates and charters. All our products are backed by our exclusive Lifetime Warranty and proactive, highly personal and experienced service that meets or exceeds customer expectations. Thus our mission: Making Membership for Meaningful.

Shelle Design Inc.

Shelle is a marketing/communications firm serving Greek member organizations. We channel the passion for your organization into creative energy that speaks to your members. Since 1988, Shelle has been partnering with fraternal teams to strengthen member/donor relationships, elevate brand presence, ignite fund growth and build support through engaging experiences.

Bronze Alliance Partners

Beginning of a Journey

Beginning of a Journey (BOJ) is a mobile app that connects current college students and recent graduates to internships and job opportunities within companies that hire recent college grads and/or interns. It is simple for college students to create a profile, upload their resume and sumbit a video. Our mission is to provide direction and guidance to college students while also eliminating the time and effort that companies spend on finding talent by providing an easy and efficient mobile app solution.

Campus Culinary Solutions 

Campus Culinary Solutions, LLC was started by two life-long food service professionals recognizing the need for a more flexible and individually unique food service provider to Fraternities and Sororities, dining halls and facilities. With decades of combined food service knowledge, our team has a complete understanding of what it takes to bring a quality experience and food service to Fraternities and Sororities, dining halls and facilities. Campus Culinary Solutions has unparalleled service and attention to detail. Campus Culinary Solutions will provide you with professional solutions to your food service needs. CCS knows exactly what to cook to keep students happy and healthy. Our one and only mission is to feed the college students amazing food each and every meal.

Dimensions Learning

Dimensions Learning has developed a program which is comprehensive, innovative sexual assault prevention and healthy relationship education for college and university students. The program is driven by the belief that to reduce sexual violence on campuses, students need information that is relatable, useful and transformative. Dimensions interweaves topical education about sexual violence on campuses with nuanced discussions about healthy relationships. Our programmatic approach is far-reaching, inclusive of diverse identities and experiences, and addresses many of the awkward and difficult parts of talking about personal relationships with frankness and practical resources for young adults. Our deep domain expertise in creating educational content, a best-in-class learning platform, and partnerships with top subject-matter experts make our programs unique.

Our courses employ a flexible hybrid model of videos and in-person interactive workshops. We know more needs to be said and done to reduce sexual violence both on campuses and in society and we see our program as one component in a comprehensive prevention and education plan. Dimensions expands the conversation with students nationwide to create useful skills for a lifetime. “Promoting Sexual Health to Prevent Sexual Violence.”

GRADUWAY

Graduway provides an alumni and member networking platform for non profit organizations and universities around the world. The vision of the company is rooted in the belief that alumni are at the heart of improving philanthropy, employability and enrollment. Graduway’s software empowers a valuable network for alumni, students and supporters of an institution to connect and engage with each other. This “give to get” strategy of providing alumni with value first before asking them to give back has enabled clients to broaden and deepen their alumni relationships.  

Helper Helper 

Helper Helper provides a simple and fun solution for coordinating and tracking community service. Helper Helper currently has a partnership with the NCAA and works with over 400 college athletic departments to help them engage student athletes in community service and track the hours. Helper Helper would like to work with fraternities and sororities in the same capacity.

Kognito

We are a health simulation company that believes in the power of conversation to inspire and inform, impact how people think and act, evoke empathy and change lives. For the past 10 years, we have pioneered and studied a new approach to build and assess the capacity of people to lead real-life conversations that result in measurable changes in social, emotional and physical health.

We combine the science of learning, the art of conversation and the power of game technology to engage users in role-play conversations with virtual humans, allowing them to try different approaches, get personalized feedback and gain the confidence and skills to lead similar conversations in real-life. We are proud to be the only company with evidence-based health simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. To date, more than 1 million people have engaged in a Kognito simulation.

Krittenbrink Architecture

Krittenbrink Architecture LLC is an architecture firm based out of Norman, Oklahoma, established in 1996. Krittenbrink Architecture LLC is an expert in Historical, Greek Housing, Commercial, Institutional, Residential and Multifamily Residential projects offering services in Architecture, Interior Design along with Master Planning, Development Planning, Zoning and Appeals.

LegFi

LegFi is your one stop shop for chapter billing and collections. Our platform easily allows you to bill members, collect online and even sell event tickets and run fundraisers. Services include invoicing, online payment and a communications platform for chapters, alumni groups and house corporations. 

Limberlost Consulting, Inc.

Limberlost Consulting provides short and long-term consulting with boards of directors, headquarters staff, chapters, national organizations and related entities. Areas of focus range from onboarding and orientation for board members and presidents; strategic planning; consultant training, coaching middle management administrators; investigations, membership reviews, volunteer training, working with troubled or struggling chapters; presidents conferences and changing culture in an organization or group.

Nationwide Affinity Solutions

Nationwide is a leader in the insurance and financial services industries with 90 years of experience, $197 billion in assets and more than 33,000 associates. Nationwide offers a comprehensive suite of products, which allows our partners to optimize the overall value of their affinity program.

Prevention Culture
We provide expert consulting to prevent sexual misconduct and other Title IX issues. Our curriculum, training and speaking programs developed by Aaron Boe have received praise from collegiate men, headquarters staff and chapter advisors. Our innovative approach is grounded in theory and research but is designed specifically to reach fraternity men.

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