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 | greekbill

In 2018, Billhighway and greekbill joined forces to create a combination of top organizations in the fraternal space.  They will collaborate on their mission of simplifying finances and developing innovative solutions to support the fraternal industry and their clients’ visions for the future. 

Billhighway
For the past 18 years, Billhighway has helped fraternal organizations simplify and take control of chapter finances. We help clients better chapters dues billing and collection, expense management and house corporation finances. Our partner-centric approach allows for solution flexibility to enable and connect the best technology in the industry. Billhighway has helped 20+ national fraternal organizations streamline accounting, increase cash flow and reduce expenses so they can focus more on their members.

greekbill
Greekbill has provided financial solutions to fraternal organizations for over 20 years. Our flexible and newly re-designed platform focuses on budgeting, billing and payment processing for fraternities and sororities. Greekbill enables individual chapters and house corporations as well as national organizations to streamline financial operations.

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.

 

GREEK HOUSE CHEFS

Greek House Chefs is the industry leader in custom food service for Fraternities and Sororities across the country. We provide chapters with made-from-scratch meals, custom menus, complimentary special event services and most importantly, we’ll bring your Chapter home for dinner.

 

memberplanet

memberplanet, with 35+ fraternal partners, is a best-in-class online engagement platform designed to address every aspect of chapter and alumni group management, including multi-tiered membership billing for chapter and alumni, 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). memberplanet is designed to meet the needs of any size organization, either acting as primary database or integrating with your current AMS.

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. We look forward to sharing the benefit of those best practices with the NIC and NICF member organizations and other fraternal industry organizations. Together we may more effectively recruit, retain, and engage members, as well as facilitate coordinated community action.

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

Alpha Fraternity Management

Alpha Fraternity Management is pleased to announce the merger of two recognized and well-established companies, S&T Fraternity Management and Alpha Management Group, who together will deliver fraternity management solutions nationwide. Alpha Fraternity Management (AFM) provides full-service fraternity management solutions to national fraternity housing operations, house corporations, and fraternity property owners. AFM makes it possible for alumni leaders, national staff, and fraternity members to work together to develop and maintain operational excellence in their property and deliver a safe, quality housing experience. AFM’s comprehensive business management programs include creating a business plan for each organization that includes the planning and implementation for day-to-day operations management, collections, leasing, financial management, ongoing cash flow projections, financing, renovations, maintenance, repairs, and security deposit damage accountability. Having managed fraternity properties for over 25 years, AFM’s proven programs result in improved income, reduced expenses, higher quality chapter houses, and stronger boards. Our focus is improving the fraternity housing experience and chapter culture through management excellence, which creates a stable chapter environment where members can thrive.

 

ChapterSpot

ChapterSpot is a leading provider of member-management, database, and CRM technology which is designed specifically for the fraternal market. ChapterSpot’s database technology is built on the Salesforce platform and is designed to streamline an organization’s workflows and processes, creating efficiencies for members, chapters, and the professional staff. ChapterSpot’s products are used by fraternities, educational foundations, housing corporations and fraternal associations.

 

CSL Management

CSL partners with local house corporations and international facility management organizations to ensure our chapter houses run safely, smoothly, and cost effectively. From our team, our partners have come to expect a level of expertise, support, and commitment that enables their staff and volunteers to spend more time building into students, and less time managing the physical structure. With a “meet you where you are” approach, we take great pride in fulfilling your strategic, short term, and day to day housing obligations with tenacity, passion, and confidentiality. Ultimately, we want to serve as a valued partner to you and the organization as you strive to support a residential experience that fosters a sense of community, continuity, and connection; an experience that is uniquely accessible within the halls of your chapter(s). We’re grateful for the opportunity to support the fraternity/sorority experience, the lessons available through it, and a long and successful partnership with your staff and volunteers.

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

Hi! We’re Phired Up. TechniPhi. Innova.
We believe that fraternities and sororities change the world – for the better – every day. We believe that fraternities and sororities help people become the best version of themselves. We believe that fraternities and sororities matter – matter to people, communities, and the world. We believe that more people in fraternities and sororities = a better world.

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.

bronze alliance partners

Award Concepts

Award Concepts has been a manufacturer of custom emblematic jewelry for over 30 years. Our advanced manufacturing capabilities, strict quality control, dedicated customer care team and competitive prices have granted us the privilege of becoming the official jeweler of many Greek and fraternal organizations. In addition to jewelry, we specialize in graduation regalia including honor stoles, graduation cords and medallions as well as branded merchandise from apparel to mugs and everything in between so that members can proudly display their affiliation. We also offer an array of certificate services from providing certificate stock with embossed seals for organizations to print their own certificates, to actually printing individual member certificates and shipping to chapters for presentation. Our fulfillment services allow our customers to free up space and time so they can focus on what matters most- growing their organization.

ACCESS DEVELOPMENT

Founded in 1984, Access Development has helped organizations attract and engage their constituents through powerful discount incentives, member and constituent benefits, and discount loyalty programs. The company’s private discount network is America’s largest, providing discounts of up to 50 percent on everyday items to millions of end users. Access also offers access to wholesale rates on hotels worldwide saving members 30-70 percent versus sites like Expedia, Orbitz and Kayak.

Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies with 1 million+ members, to small non-profit organizations with under 500. Many of our client partners have been with Access for 10, 15 even 20+ years. The reason for our clients’ longevity is we’re always trying to practice what we preach. If you give constituents greater value than what they expect, they will reciprocate with their ongoing loyalty. While we’re not perfect, after three decades of experience in serving our clients, we’re getting pretty good at client success and retention.

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.

CLINE DESIGN ASSOCIATES

Cline Design Associates, PA is an award-winning architecture, planning, and interiors firm with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC. Our work includes fraternity/sorority housing, student housing, multifamily, mixed use, and club/hospitality projects.

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 is trusted by 600+ education institutions and non-profit organizations to engage their alumni and mentor their students. Clients include UCLA, Johns Hopkins and the University of Oxford.

Helper Helper

Helper Helper is the simplest solution for coordinating and tracking individual’s community service/volunteer hours within a chapter. Helper Helper is currently utilized by 400 institutions and it’s mobile interface have proven to increase reporting, culture, and engagement across an organization.

Indago Innovations

Indago Innovations is currently developing Attune, an app to help student groups better organize themselves. Attune has grown out of countless hours of research, one-on-one interviews, and focus groups with student leaders. The app helps these students by incorporating proven management principles into all aspects of communication, allowing students to organize themselves in an environment which helps to minimize miscommunications and increase member accountability.

 

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.

Consulting with national boards, volunteers, staff members, chapters, communities and alumni/ae advisors and corporations. Strategic planning, jumpstarting strategic plans, board versus staff responsibilities, board of directors education, onboarding and evaluation. Specialize in leadership consultant and staff training with case studies, risk management, investigations, membership reviews and recommitment procedures and chapter assessments. “Executive Director in a box”

Megga, Inc.

Meggalife is based upon a crowdfunding model; the more users and online activity, the more revenue is generated by a growing suite of meggalife apps. Every time you use a meggalife app for online search, email, messaging, social media or digital communications, you receive points. Top meggalife point-earners gain access to exclusive content, discounts, contests and promotional giveaways. Learn more at www.meggalife.com.

Nationwide Insurance

Nationwide is a leader in the insurance and financial services industry with 92 years of experience, $236 billion in assets, and 33,000 associates. We offer a comprehensive suite of products with a dedicated relationship manager, which allows our partners to optimize the value of their affinity program with a single provider.

Shelle Design Inc.

Shelle is a marketing/communications firm with focus on advocating for the fraternity/sorority experience. 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 transform the narrative, elevate brand presence, ignite fund growth and build support through engaging experiences.

TrustNavigator

Providing Life Skill education and programming to engage alumni while expanding the branding, recruitment and philanthropy of Greek membership. A virtual platform connects alumni as mentors and provides all members with expanded life skill development and experiences to prepare for higher post graduate success. Programming on campus positions the greek brand as community leaders enhancing recruitment. The virtual education platform and software networks all members for lifetime career support and unique life skill preparation for more successful onboarding to employment.

Upper Crust Food Service

Proudly serving Fraternities, Upper Crust Food Service is known for freshness, quality, variety, and excellent customer service. Upper Crust Food Service began with a vision to solve a problem that many Fraternity houses face. That problem is a lack of consistency and professionalism in the kitchen. With a focus on great food and personal service, we’ve remained true to our roots. Today, the chefs of Upper Crust Food Service prepare tens of thousands of meals weekly for students across the country.

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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