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 TITANIUM 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.
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.
DISTINGUISHED DIAMOND ALLIANCE PARTNERS
BILLHIGHWAY | GREEKBILL
In 2018, Billhighway and greekbill joined forces in order to provide more options to fraternities and sororities. We are unified in our mission of simplifying finances and developing innovative solutions to support the fraternal industry and our clients’ vision for the future.
ChapterSpot is the leading CRM solution for advanced fraternal headquarters and foundations. ChapterSpot’s technology is built on the Salesforce platform and offers a comprehensive suite of tools to connect your local chapter management, with your headquarters business processes and your foundation’s donor cultivation.
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.
DIAMOND ALLIANCE PARTNERS
ALPHA FRATERNITY MANAGEMENT
Alpha Fraternity Management specializes in managing fraternity and sorority operations and has been helping chapters fund repairs and capital improvements, create stronger membership and boards, develop repeatable operations, and ensure a sustainable foundation for over 25 years. With offices in Michigan and California, Alpha Fraternity Management provides services across the United States.
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.
Your badge says you belong, our name says it will last for endure for generations.
The Greek Division of Herff Jones serves as Official Jeweler to many organizations in the Greek letter community. Corporately headquartered in Indianapolis, with our jewelry manufacturing located in 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. We provide proactive, highly personal and experienced service that meets or exceeds customer expectations.
At Holmes Murphy, we speak your language and also offer the essential insurance products to fit the unique needs of each client and respective organization.
Holmes Murphy understands while our clients may be members of the same Greek marketplace, each individual organization has unique insurance and risk management needs that require customized solutions – rather than a one size fits all approach. Holmes Murphy Fraternal Practice prides itself on providing creative and proactive client-oriented strategies and being your long-time advocate and partner.
Get in touch with us today for an easy translation of all things risk management! We’re proud to partner with the NIC – fraternal organizations are our sole focus.
FAVOR & COMPANY
Favor & Company understands the challenges that today’s Fraternal organizations are up against because our staff has been in your shoes. We know that navigating today’s risk landscape requires more than just an insurer. Favor & Company prides itself on being able to offer our clients the best possible product, a uniquely stable insurance marketplace due to our proprietary relationships, and our superior customer service. We believe our clients are more than just clients, they are part of the Favor & Company family. It is our job to put you in the best possible situation for your organization to be successful. Through our company experience and advice, first in class educational programing, and guidance throughout the litigation process, we stand ready to serve our clients.
PHIRED UP | TECHNIPHI
Phired Up Productions and TechniPhi help fraternities and sororities grow. These company’s products, services, and brands are creating the future of fraternities and sororities by transforming the way people join. These companies deliver relationship-focused, data-driven, results-producing Technology, Education, and Strategy solutions for every aspect of the pre-member experience from first-impression through initiation.
Our team of passionate fraternity/sorority professionals are engineers of a growth system that makes fraternities and sororities safer, healthier, and stronger. We want to help every chapter and every potential member feel the impact of that system.
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.
PLATINUM ALLIANCE PARTNERS
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles.
To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and purchase additional products, policyholders can log into their car insurance policy, connect via GEICO Mobile, phone or by visiting a GEICO local agent.
Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and life coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available.
Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.
GOLD ALLIANCE PARTNERS
Built by Nonprofit leaders, for Nonprofits. Boardable empowers you to work more effectively with your boards and committees. We know the frustration you feel (and the hours you lose) just from organizing a meeting via email, phone, and text. We’ve lived it. We’re from the nonprofit world, too. After looking around for the right tool but not finding it, we decided to build it. Boardable is a software platform that centralizes all communication between you and your board. Find the best meeting times, securely store all of your documents, archive discussion threads, and more—all in one place.
At College Fresh, we’ve built our company the way we create our menus, from scratch and using a time-tested recipe…great, fresh food and the best client service relationships in the collegiate food industry. College Fresh strives to enhance the member experience by providing exceptional meal plans and unmatched responsiveness to our clients’ needs.
SILVER ALLIANCE PARTNERS
Affinity strives to solve organizational challenges through proven licensing, marketing, and design solutions with a focus on engaging members for life. We handle the trademark protection and licensing for more than 130 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 10 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!
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.”
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.
Our focus is to support associations and chapter-based organizations in using technology to enhance the learning experience, providing value and real engagement with your members, chapter officers, and alumni. Deliver a connected and personalized experience for learners in a powerful, flexible platform for education and certification programs. With a single point of support from our in-house integration experts, TopClass LMS easily integrates with a wide variety of systems to provide efficient administration and a unified learning experience. We believe in truly understanding your challenges and partnering with you to ensure the success of your education programs. Learn more at www.wbtsystems.com
BRONZE ALLIANCE PARTNERS
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.
CAMPUS CULINARY SOLUTIONS
Campus Culinary Solutions, LLC is made up of a team of talented Chefs who provide outstanding food service to Fraternities, Sororities, dining halls and facilities.
Campus Culinary Solutions, LLC was started by food service professionals recognizing the need for a more flexible, tailor fitted and individually unique food service provider to Fraternities and Sororities, dining halls and facilities. With decades of combined food service knowledge the Campus Culinary Solutions 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.
COMPUTER SYSTEM INNOVATIONS
Computer System Innovations (CSI) is a dynamic, team-oriented technology consulting company committed to providing value-added solutions and services to Fraternal Organizations and Non-Profit associations. CSI provides a range of services to help improve your organizational performance including iMIS Engagement Management Software (EMS) solutions, Business Process Optimization, IT Planning, Website Development, Data Migration, Analytics & Reporting, Technical Support, and Training.
CrowdChange is an online fundraising partner that helps Greek life organizations enhance their chapter philanthropy fundraising. It does this by providing customized philanthropy websites for organizations that act as a hub for their chapter philanthropy. For Headquarters and Foundations, this provides valuable data and automated reporting that helps them save time and collect data.
ELEMENT CONSULTING GROUP
Element Consulting Group is a professional services firm that helps Greek organizations with a variety of needs, by prioritizing problem-solving over strategy. Our COVID COMMAND CENTER program helps educational facilities manage COVID-19 and keep their communities safe.
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.
Dining halls can be a long way away—especially when you’re hungry! Our service allows you to eat at your own house. Your chapter will receive its own personal chef that customizes lunch and dinner meals every day. Our bulk purchasing ability and low overhead allow us to deliver a great service that’s a better value than dining halls or eating at restaurants, which makes living in a chapter house an attractive–and delicious–option. All food is made fresh and comes immediately from the oven to the plate or the buffet.
Krittenbrink Architecture provides commercial architectural design services to the Greek housing community for renovation and new construction projects.
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.
PRINTING PLUS, INC.
Printing Plus has been producing national award winning certificates for over 37 years. We are the only vendor in this market to not have only won one national award for excellence in design and printing but two. We work hand and hand with any size organization, from national groups to high schools. Not only do we produce gorgeous certificates, awards and diplomas but also a full array of attractive plastic cards and hand calligraphy. We encourage you to view samples of our work and compare it to what you are using now. You can upgrade your awards without spending more money. Your members will love you for the welcomed change.
RETIREMENT PLANS, INC.
Retirement Plans, Inc. has revolutionized the retirement plan space for fraternity/sorority headquarters staff with our Greek Life Retirement Plan. Developed and run by Greeks, this plan unites the power of the Greek life community to provide no-cost retirement plan recordkeeping with industry leading technology while creating the flexibility for each organization to customize the plan to fit their unique needs.
Our commitment is to build the best retirement plan for your organization through reducing company liability, providing understandable financial advice and helping employees reach their retirement goals. Over the past 25 years our team of registered investment advisors and plan administrators have built better retirement plans for non-profit and for-profit companies nationwide.
RIDDLE & BLOOM
Riddle & Bloom provides rewarding educational and financial opportunities for students and universities through a dedicated focus on connecting and engaging with campuses in meaningful ways. We are the exclusive partner of NACA (National Association for Campus Activities), NIRSA (Leaders in Collegiate Recreation), and NACAS (National Association of College Auxiliary Services). In support of our partnerships and mission, we work hand in hand with universities to credibly and seamlessly weave our client partners, including Amazon, HBO, Vera Bradley, Zipcar and Microsoft, into students’ daily activities and campus life. This fall we are hiring over 800 college students to represent our client partners on campuses across the country. We look forward to getting to know you more!
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.
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.
Vantine is the nation’s founder of Greek Composite photography, capturing tradition since 1937. We exclusively provide a second professional to assure a stress free Composite Day experience, at no extra charge. As a third generation photography company, Vantine understand the importance of history, tradition and family.