Current NIC Alliance Partners
Alliance Partners are key contributors to the work of member organizations and our professionals. These organizations have committed to providing excellent service and support to NIC member organizations. The NIC strives to build relationships with partners who understand the work of fraternities and how they can best serve your needs. “Distinguished” level partners support both the NIC and the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence.
DISTINGUISHED DIAMOND ALLIANCE PARTNERS
BILLHIGHWAY | GREEKBILL
In 2018, Billhighway and greekbill joined forces to create a combination of top organizations in the fraternal space. For the past 18 years, Billhighway has helped fraternal organizations simplify and take control of chapter finances. They specialize in chapter dues billing and collection, expense management and house corporation finances. Their 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 to increase focus on members.
Greekbill has provided financial solutions to fraternal organizations for over 20 years. Their 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.
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, 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. They provide administrators and members with 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 an existing database. With an intimate understanding of the unique needs of the interfraternal community, coupled with knowledge of engagement best practices derived from member-based organizations in the association, fraternal, educational, nonprofit and military verticals, memberplanet is an active and passionate partner committed to coordinated community action.
PENNINGTON & COMPANY
Pennington & Company is unique in the world of fundraising counsel because, like NIC organizations, they have a passion for the life-changing experience that membership in a Greek-letter organization provides. Now celebrating 25 years of service to fraternities and sororities, Pennington has raised more than $650 million in support of fraternal housing and have worked with more than 800 house corporations on over 145 campuses. They’ve also collaborated with 22 inter/national fraternal foundations to achieve these goals. For the past 15 years, Pennington has compiled IRS 990s as a service to the industry to help establish benchmarks and gauge trends for NIC member fraternities and FFE member foundations.
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 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 members to work together to develop and maintain operational excellence and deliver a safe, quality housing experience. AFM’s comprehensive business management programs include creating a business plan for each organization with implementation of 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. AFM’s focus is improving the fraternity housing experience and chapter culture through management excellence, which creates a stable chapter environment where members thrive.
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 partners with local house corporations and international facility management organizations to ensure chapter houses run safely, smoothly, and cost-effectively. CSL partners have come to expect a level of expertise, support, and commitment from the CSL team that enables organization staff and volunteers to spend more time investing in students and less time managing the physical structure. With a “meet you where you are” approach, CSL takes great pride in fulfilling strategic, short-term and day-to-day housing obligations with tenacity, passion and confidentiality. Ultimately, CSL’s goal is to be a valued partner in support of a residential experience that fosters a sense of community, continuity, and connection – an experience that is uniquely accessible within the halls of all chapter facilities. CSL is grateful for the opportunity to support the fraternity/sorority experience, the lessons available through it, and a long and successful partnership with interfraternal staff and volunteers.
EVERFI partners with organizations, institutions, and educators to revolutionize the way education is developed and delivered—using today’s technology to connect learning to the real world and equip communities with the skills they need for success in the 21st century.
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 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.
DISTINGUISHED PLATINUM ALLIANCE PARTNERS
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
JAMES R. FAVOR & COMPANY
Developed 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.
SILVER ALLIANCE PARTNERS
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.
ATL AIRPORT DISTRICT
The ATL Airport District is home to the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), the second largest convention center in the state. It is one of the most convenient destinations for meetings and trade shows in the country. Connected to the Atlanta Airport via free SkyTrain and complimentary airport shuttles, the District can save you over 80% in transportation costs. It has more than 8,000 leading brand hotel rooms that include full-service Marriott, Hilton, Westin & Renaissance properties. Let the ATL Airport District CVB present hotel/convention center options today!
GEICO is proud to partner with Fraternities to provide an excellent affinity partnership. Through the partnership, members of partner Fraternities are eligible for a special discount. On top of that, GEICO provides partners with a source of non-dues revenue.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 COMPOSITE SERVICE, INC.
Fraternal Composite Service, Inc ® is company spanning three generations of family ownership and operation and have served Greek communities across the nation since 1954. We have combined the best that digital photography has to offer with our tradition of handcrafting composites we create what we firmly believe are the most artistic and long lasting composites available today.
We are confident that Fraternal Composite Service would be the perfect match for the creative and cost effective photography serves that you are looking for. We strive to celebrate and show our support to each chapter.
Firsthand makes it easier than ever to connect applicants, students, and recent graduates with alumni and professionals from the working world.
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 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.
HYATT REGENCY INDIANAPOLIS
Beautifully designed and refined, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis is a contemporary downtown Indianapolis hotel conveniently connected to the Convention Center and just steps from Lucas Oil Stadium. The modern amenities at our hotel blend effortlessly with classic design elements, creating a comfortable oasis in the heart of one of the Midwest’s most exciting cities with many exciting attractions nearby.
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.
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.
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.”
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading global lodging company with more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by family leadership for 90 years, the company is headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Bethesda, Maryland.
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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.
Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for health & safety, hazing prevention, student risk management and Chapter as well as organization development. Kim Novak, founder and CEO is considered an expert in hazing prevention and student focused risk management and is known for her ability to work with diverse groups of partners to help create communities of care. Our team of facilitators have successful careers in both campus and inter/national organization positions bringing a depth and breadth of knowledge that meets all our clients needs to their work. NovakTalks offers programs geared towards communities, organizations, staff and specialized groups such as conduct boards, new member education teams, council or governance leadership, and volunteers. Programs include: presentation, training, group sessions, staff training and development, retreats, keynotes and consultations.
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.
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.