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BECOME AN ALLIANCE PARTNER

REACH YOUR GOALS AND KEY AUDIENCES WITH THE NICF

Is your business or organization interested in the fraternal foundation market? The North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation has partnership opportunities through the Alliance Partner program that may assist you in building relationships with fraternal foundations and related organizations. If you answer YES to any of the following, becoming an Alliance Partner with the NIC Foundation is a great fit for you. Do you:

  • Have existing business relationships with fraternity or sorority foundations?

  • 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, inter/national organizations or their foundations?
  • Work for a nonprofit organization looking to develop partnerships with fraternal foundations?
  • Work with organizations to help with fundraising initiatives?
  • Have a great idea that could help advance the fraternal movement?
  • Need guidance on how to find success in the market?
  • Want an easier way to contact organizations with fraternity and sorority alumni and their foundations?

ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible if:

  • Your company is actively engaged in manufacturing, selling, distributing, or providing supplies, products or services to men’s or women’s fraternal foundations.
  • Your nonprofit organization is actively involved in educating, informing, charitable fundraising or willing to work with men’s or women’s fraternal foundations.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ALLIANCE PARTNER?

View the Alliance Partner Guide below for more information on the benefits and opportunities. For additional information contact Mike McRee, COO. 

CURRENT NICF 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 Foundation and NIC 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.


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 

AMG NATIONAL TRUST BANK

AMG National Trust Bank elevates mission-driven institutions with expert counsel and comprehensive services including investment management, investment consulting, trust administration, back-office financial management and banking services. With a nearly 40-year tradition of commitment to our clients, AMG is a nationally chartered investment firm with assets under management of $3.8 billion and offices across the country. Organizations rely on our investment expertise, independent perspective, white-glove service and innovative research to help protect and grow the assets that allow them to carry out their missions. We strive to help organizations realize the retail value of building assets and financial strength: the ability to further your mission. 


GOLD ALLIANCE PARTNERS 

FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP

The firm’s Exempt Organizations attorneys represent more than 40 fraternity and sorority organizations headquartered throughout the nation and also represent more than 30 colleges and universities across the country and internationally. Our attorneys’ Greek affiliations, legal expertise and appreciation of the unique issues Greek organizations face enable them to assist clients in complying with the rules and achieving their goals.

GABRIEL GROUP

One of the first companies to specialize in improving the fundraising performance of college fraternal foundations, Gabriel Group continues to rank among the most productive. Led by a CFRE-credentialed management team with extensive industry knowledge and special expertise in annual giving and planned giving lead generation campaigns, Gabriel Group uses data as the compass to inform all elements of campaign strategy including productive audience segmentation and individualized gift arrays. The team then weaves together industry expertise, client-specific knowledge, compelling creative and complete in-house production capabilities into strategic communication plans and solicitations. 

SUNTRUST FOUNDATIONS AND ENDOWMENTS SPECIALTY PRACTICE

For over 100 years, SunTrust’s Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice has helped nonprofits successfully meet their evolving and increasingly complex needs in order to amplify their charitable impact. Our deep nonprofit expertise, proactive collaboration and tailored investment advisory and administrative solutions empower a wide range of organizations to achieve meaningful and measurable results. Investment advisory solutions are designed to support your in-house team and volunteer leadership with a range of capabilities that span from discretionary outsourced investment management (OCIO) to non-discretionary consulting. We invest with purpose, adhere to a disciplined process, mitigate risk and select investment strategies wisely.

UBS

Quadrant Wealth Partners of UBS provide investment management and investment policy guidance exclusively to non-profit organizations. We have served fraternity, sorority and interfraternal foundations for over thirty years. Our Greek experience and outstanding service has earned more Greek clients than any other financial firm.


SILVER ALLIANCE PARTNERS 

ALY STERLING PHILANTHROPY

Aly Sterling Philanthropy is a full-service consulting firm specializing in building sustainable solutions for nonprofits. We provide fundraising, board governance, strategic planning and executive search services to organizations of all shapes and sizes. Over the years we’ve helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars, engage their leaders, hire top-notch talent and grow their missions.

ARIA

Since partnering with their first fraternal foundation over 18 years ago, Aria has made the commitment to create the most successful fundraising strategies and assist with the growth and development of fraternal fundraising. Aria’s unique combination of telefundraising, handwritten direct mail strategies, and their newest service – relationship management – has resulted in exceptional results. With Aria you can reach more prospects, retain more donors and raise more dollars in the most cost-effective manner. 

COLUMNS FUNDRAISING

The partners of Columns Fundraising are highly experienced development professionals dedicated to using their broad base of knowledge and decades of experience to support the mission of local chapters and national fraternities and sororities. From Executive Search to Feasibility Studies and multi-year Capital Campaign efforts, we have the expertise, knowledge, and experience to help your board and staff articulate your powerful story to donors and prospects and maximize your fundraising effectiveness. Your mission is to change the lives of those you serve. Our mission is to support you in that important work.

COMPUTER SYSTEM INNOVATIONS

CSI improves your organizational performance in areas of recruitment, member and donor engagement, operations measurement and capacity growth through an array of products and services including the IMIS Member Engagement System and Kentico Web. CSI helps organizations grow revenues, reduce expenses and deliver premier online member experiences.

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 

CAMPUS COOKS

Campus Cooks believes every fraternity and sorority deserves healthy, quality food; meals prepared by a professional, well-trained staff; and a meal service program that eliminates the stress of managing a kitchen for student leaders, house directors, and alumni advisors.

DIANE KATZMAN DESIGN

Diane Katzman Design is the premier designer and manufacturer of jewelry, ties, scarves and gifts in the promotional products industry. We pride ourselves in long-term relationships with our clients who have relied on our quality, service and creativity for 20 years. We have no catalog, so what you get is truly custom, retail-inspired, and original – for you and your brand. We’re proud of the fashion jewelry and products we’ve created for our Rewards and Incentive buyers, and the money we’ve raised for charities through our cause-related collections. The desire to give back is the essence of who we are, and Diane Katzman Design is also proud to work with many organizations that help educate, heal and better our world.

DONORSEARCH

Using sophisticated modeling and advanced analytics, DonorSearch provides development staff with prospect research services that help them identify, qualify, and build relationships with 30% more potential major gift donors.

GIVECAMPUS

Founded by a former Facebook engineer, administrators at non-profit educational entities have called GiveCampus “a game changer for annual giving” and “the most innovative platform in higher education.” GiveCampus’s Social Fundraising Platform blends peer-to-peer fundraising,crowdfunding, social networking and gamification to significantly increase engagement across a wide array of donor segments.

GiveCampus offers an end-to-end platform that provides donors with a rich and engaging online giving experience, volunteers with intuitive and rewarding tools for becoming fundraisers, and school administrators with a simple interface that provides everything necessary to easily create and manage sophisticated fundraising Giving Day campaigns. It is our belief that every element of the experience, for all stakeholders, should be both easy and meaningful.

With more than 300 partners leveraging the platform, the results speak for themselves: more than half of the donors who make gifts through GiveCampus are first-time donors, reactivated donors, or upgraded donors. This statistic is particularly noteworthy given that GiveCampus’s clients include 10+ institutions with alumni participation rates greater than 40 percent.

K.B. PARRISH

K. B. Parrish is dedicated to the Greek community and serves over two dozen Fraternity, Sorority, Foundation, and House Corporation clients as well as various industry associations. We are a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services. Our Nonprofit Services Group is devoted to the exclusive service of nonprofit organizations. The accounting and tax environment continues to evolve and increase in complexity and we are here, ready to help.

PATRIOT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

The Patriot V2 database management suite was built to solve the business needs of Greek fraternal and foundation organizations. With Patriot V2, staff, officers and members can access the information they need, when they need it. From online donations to membership induction, Patriot V2 streamlines all your business processes and manages your data effectively.

PETROW KANE LEEMHUIS

Petrow Kane Leemhuis is a full-service Accounting firm serving companies and non-profit organizations nationwide. We are affordable, experienced, and friendly. Our services include but are not limited to: audit and attest, tax preparation, tax planning and accounting services.

 

RUFFALO NOEL LEVITZ

Ruffalo Noel Levitz fuels fundraising success for colleges, universities, nonprofits and fraternal organizations with innovative solutions for annual giving, digital campaigns—such as crowdfunding, giving days and digital advertising—major and planned giving, and advancement services. Through advanced analytics, engagement technology and industry-leading insights, RNL offers an intelligent approach to engaging donors and alumni and increasing fundraising results. Learn more at www.RuffaloNL.com.

SMARTERSELECT

Over 800,000 people across the world have used SmarterSelect to create, manage, analyze, apply for, and evaluate online applications. Whether you are managing scholarships, grants, recognition awards, or any type of program that requires an online application form, SmarterSelect has solutions that will meet your online application management needs.

VONLEHMAN CPA & ADVISORY FIRM

Founded in 1946, VonLehman is a forward-thinking CPA and advisory firm that deftly guides closely held businesses, not-for-profits and governmental entities through the rough terrain of an ever-changing landscape.  With over 120 passionate, tenacious and enthusiastic full-time employees, VonLehman serves nearly 220 not-for-profit organizations throughout our region. Committed to integrity, innovation, value in our work, and advocacy in our actions, VonLehman aims to make a difference in every transaction we participate in and bring enduring value to every engagement we accept.

 

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