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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. 

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.


DIAMOND ALLIANCE PARTNERS 

NPC, INC. INTEGRATED PRINT & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

NPC, Inc. Integrated Print & Digital Solutions helps fraternities and sororities find new ways to increase engagement with their members. Our Alumni Donor Communications Program (npcweb.com/ADP) enables you to re-engage your members and grow your donor base through an investment – and a commitment – to consistent, targeted and meaningful chapter messaging. We also offer simple, no-hassle solutions for your document, data and information needs. We have been family owned and operated in central Pennsylvania since 1954, and are headquartered in Clayburg, PA. 


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 

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. 

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. 

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.

WILLOW MARKETING

Willow is a strategic communications agency making brands shine brighter. Our team has more than 23 years of experience in bringing visions into focus for fraternal organizations and foundations – as well as a long list of associations, nonprofits and for-profit organizations. Our best partnerships begin by turning client needs, challenges and goals into brand and strategy recommendations and executing the tactics we recommend. 


SILVER ALLIANCE PARTNERS 

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.

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.

GESTURE

At Gesture, we make giving simple, seamless and enjoyable…even liberating. It is about more than managing mobile bidding, silent auctions, and events. It’s about acknowledging how one small gesture can make a huge difference.  People want to act on what’s important to them, to contribute to the success of something that matters.  But often the business of charity interferes with the experience of giving.  We’ve partnered with organizations to capture each helping hand, each friendly smile, and each round of applause by turning inspiration into action.

SHELLE DESIGN

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.

SINCLAIR TOWNES & COMPANY

Sinclair Townes & Company is a full-service fund raising consulting firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. ST&C has counseled numerous Greek organizations through their annual and capital campaigns and planned giving programs. The firm’s principal, Calder Sinclair is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and has served as President of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honorary Society. Rob Townes is an alumnus of Phi Delta Kappa. Mark Wilkison has served his fraternity as Executive Director of the Phi Gamma Delta Foundation. And Wes Wicker, a Theta Chi alumnus, has served as Director and President of the Theta Chi Foundation, magazine editor and member of their national housing corporation.

SKYSTONE PARTNERS

Skystone Partners and its diverse team of fundraising consultants have counseled nonprofits and managed campaigns with goals from $1 million to over $500 million. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the firm and its 35 U.S.-based professional staff members are currently serving institutions throughout North America. Skystone Partners works with a wide variety of organizations including fraternal organizations, colleges and schools, professional associations, cultural groups, hospitals and medical centers, civic and community organizations, social service agencies and religious organizations. Skystone Partners has considerable experience working with national fraternal organizations and foundations. From conducting fundraising assessments and planning studies for the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Delta Zeta Foundation to capital campaign direction for the Beta Theta Pi Foundation and the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, the firm has been selected as fundraising counsel to many fraternal organizations throughout the country.

TREK ADVANCEMENT

Trek Advancement, LLC is a full-service consulting firm focused on helping our clients unlock the power of transformational philanthropy. We advocated a donor-centered approach that allows our nonprofit clients to practice philanthropy rather than fundraising, and to create opportunities to partner with donors to create win-win opportunities. We see ourselves as stewards of philanthropy and as such we feel a strong commitment to helping the nonprofits, companies and individuals we serve effectively leverage their philanthropic investments. We take a holistic approach to institutional advancement and tailor our services to help clients develop specific solutions and promote sustainable fundraising practices.


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.

CITIZENS ONE

If outstanding student loans are a concern for your alumni/ae members, the Citizens One Education Refinance Loan® is a smart solution. For approved borrowers, our loan could help them consolidate one or more private or federal student loans into a single low-interest rate student loan. Approved borrowers taking advantage of our new partnership with the NIC Foundation will receive a $250 reduction to their principal balance at the time of their first payment, which is being offered as an exclusive benefit to alumni/ae affiliated with NICF member foundations’ fraternity and sorority organizations.

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.

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.

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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