Our Partners Are Your Partners
Alliance Partners are key contributors to the work of fraternal foundations and our professionals. These organizations have committed to providing excellent service and support to FFE member foundations in nonprofit finance, fundraising strategy, accounting processes and management, print and digital design, legal services, database solutions, educational programming and more. FFE strives to build relationships with partners who understand the work of fraternal foundations and how they can best serve your needs. “Distinguished” level partners support both the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence and the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).
Distinguished Titanium Partners
EVERFI, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise technology powering prevention education, data analytics, and research for 1,500 higher education institutions. Serving more than 5 million learners annually, EVERFI helps its college and university partners create safer, healthier, and more inclusive campus communities. Through online prevention education and compliance training, policy and program guidance, professional development, data insights and performance benchmarking, EVERFI delivers solutions that make colleges and universities great places to live, learn, and work. For more information on EVERFI please visit us at everfi.com/colleges-universities/.
OMEGAFI/PENNINGTON & CO.
At the intersection of FinTech and Fraternity, OmegaFi and Pennington & Company provide financial, fundraising, recruitment and communication services and software for fraternities and sororities. Our innovative tools, expertise and customer-centered approach help fraternal chapters, house corporations, headquarters, foundations and campus Greek councils optimize operational efficiency and increase revenue. Together, we manage nearly 10-million-member records, collect $500 million in dues, rent, fees and contributions every year; and have raised $700 million in donations – all in support of the Greek life mission.
Plaid is an organizational training and development firm that helps people and teams be better versions of themselves. We offer a broad range of services including online course design, curriculum evaluation & design, strategic planning, executive search & selection, team building, program facilitation, and culture change programs.
Distinguished Diamond 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 provides CRM and member-management tools in the Fraternal Market. ChapterSpot’s tools leverage the power of the Salesforce platform. Our strategy is to identify the best technology available and build solutions on top of that technology to make the tools work as if they were built specifically for the needs of fraternal organizations and fraternal foundations.
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 elite option in custom food service for Fraternities and Sororities across the country. We’ll provide your chapter with made-from-scratch meals, custom menus, complimentary special event services and most importantly, we’ll bring your Chapter home for dinner again.
AMG NATIONAL TRUST BANK
AMG is a privately held bank offering comprehensive financial services designed to help you achieve long-term financial security and success. We manage approximately $4.5 billion* for clients from our offices in Denver, Boulder, Cheyenne, Chicago, Morristown and Virginia Beach. For over 40 years, AMG has helped affluent individuals and families, corporate executives, business owners, nonprofit institutions and endowments achieve their financial goals.
HistoryIT is a transformative technology and services company.
We provide clients with a brand new approach to making historical collections more accessible, meaningful and even profitable. A national company with headquarters in Portland, Maine, HistoryIT is owned and managed by professional historians, archivists, and technologists.
We bring industry-leading expertise to preserve historical collections of all types and sizes and to make them searchable in meaningful ways. Working with cultural institutions, universities, corporations, professional associations, sports teams, and others, HistoryIT leverages cutting- edge technologies, proprietary methodologies, and the subject matter expertise and commitment of its team to create appealing, effective digital portals for historical resources.
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.
Over 1,500,000 people across the world have used SmarterSelect to create, manage, analyze, apply for, and evaluate over 40,000 online application programs. 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.
ASSOCIATED LUXURY HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) serves as the global sales and marketing extension to a carefully curated portfolio of more than 300 independent hotels and resorts, cruise lines and destination management companies.
Top-notch rooms and meeting spaces that exceed their expense – this is the value proposition of the Centric Collection. Comprised of upscale hotels & resorts with dining, experiences and meeting space that fits the bill, the Centric Collection is ALHI’s newest portfolio of carefully curated member hotels with the aim to assure your meeting needs are always met by ALHI.
Boardable is powerful nonprofit board software that centralizes all communication between you and your board — whether you’re in meetings or between them. Our intuitive tools empower you to work more efficiently with your board and committee members. Find the best meeting times, securely store all of your documents, archive discussion threads, and much more — all in one convenient place.
CauseVid helps nonprofits engage their members and thank their donors with video. Our platform makes it easy to create and send videos and our team of fundraising and video experts can help you plan and deploy video-first digital fundraising campaigns.
Columns Fundraising is a team of highly experienced development professionals dedicated to using their broad base of knowledge and decades of experience to support the mission of your chapter or national office. 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 organization’s 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
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.
Full-service fundraising consulting company specializing in alumni communication and engagement programs and major capital campaigns.
Faegre Drinker is a top 50 firm designed for clients. We opened our doors on February 1, 2020, uniting Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath, two firms known for exceptional legal and consulting capabilities and a commitment to service excellence. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do.
With more than 1,300 experienced attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, United Kingdom and China, we have the strength to solve your most complex transactional, litigation and regulatory challenges wherever you need us. We partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering comprehensive and customized advice that advances your most ambitious business objectives.
Our culture is firmly rooted in relentless client focus and mutual trust that empowers collaboration. We listen to understand your priorities and pressure points. We bring you fresh ideas that work. And we deliver excellence — without arrogance. We are committed to our communities and to building a diverse and inclusive firm that reflects those communities and our clients.
Bolstered by our collective history, Faegre Drinker moves boldly into the future, investing in talent, technology and innovation to continually provide clients with exceptional service, collaborative experiences, innovative approaches and value.
SHELLE DESIGN INC.
Through Shelle’s tenure of 33+ years in serving the fraternal community and providing creative support to all sides of the house, so to speak, we’ve developed an expert understanding of your operational and communication challenges, and are ready to help you navigate and advance your membership communications and fundraising initiatives.
Recognized as the Fraternity Communication Association’s Outstanding Partner in 2020, Shelle advocates for the fraternity/sorority experience by helping you tell your stories, poignantly and purposefully. And we do this through projects like:
• editorial/membership magazine,
• campaign branding and collateral,
• brand/essence communications,
• case for support/donor presentations
• impact reports/stewardship materials
• annual fund appeals
• event marketing,
• and marketing & communications strategies.
TRUIST BANK, FOUNDATIONS & ENDOWMENTS SPECIALTY PRACTICE
Since 1985, Truist has been recognized as a leading provider of investment advisory and administrative services to not-for-profit institutions. We offer independent, conflict-free fiduciary investment advice through an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) model. Truist’s OCIO practice was developed to allow the implementation of tailored portfolios for each of our clients, allowing flexibility to incorporate all goals, objectives and constraints. Each client’s portfolio benefits from our collective best thinking and manager implementation utilizing our rigorously selected global manager platform.
Building on its history of over 150 years, UBS is committed to bringing its global resources to bear on the portfolios of endowments and foundations to help them pursue their wealth management goals. Today, as the world’s largest wealth manager,* we are strongly positioned to help our clients address the realities of the global economy and their sophisticated needs. Customized solutions are delivered by dedicated Financial Advisors who are aligned to help give clients confidence in reaching their goals no matter what the environment.
* Scorpio Partnership’s “Global Private Banking Benchmark 2017” rank of global wealth managers by assets under management.
BLUE & CO.
Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with more than 450 people in 11 offices across Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky and a focus on the fraternal industry. We are dedicated to helping clients carry out their visions and impact their communities.
CrowdChange helps Greek life organizations enhance their chapter, alumni, and Foundation fundraising and events. It does this by providing customized, feature-rich websites for organizations that act as a hub for their fundraising, providing valuable data and automated reporting that helps save time and improve oversight.
The DonorSearch mission is to provide more accurate, comprehensive, and actionable data to help nonprofits of all types achieve better fundraising results. Using sophisticated modeling and analytics, DonorSearch provides development staff with prospect research services that help them identify, qualify, and build relationships with 30% more potential major gift donors.
-Great Chefs, Expert Oversight, and Dedicated Customer Service.- Gill Grilling provides kitchen management and made-to-order meal service to chapters nationwide. Our professional team is easy to work with, and committed to your happiness. Taking pride in quality, hard work, and responsiveness—since 2002.
MCM CPAS & ADVISORS
MCM CPAs & Advisors offers expertise in audit and assurance services, tax planning, business valuation, litigation support, fraud examination, business start‐up and consulting for non‐profit, public and privately held organizations, and individuals. The company has offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Jeffersonville and Indianapolis, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio, and was recently ranked by Inside Public Accounting’s Top 100 list as the 78th largest accounting firm in the United States (based on net revenue). MCM is an independent member of PrimeGlobal, one of the world’s top five associations of independent accounting firms. The firm has been awarded Best Places to Work distinctions in multiple states and cities.
Pledgemine specializes in personalized donor communication. We help non-profit organizations realize greater participation, increased gift size, and improved pledge-to-gift conversion rates. Our segmentation and on-demand technology help you connect with donors quicker and on a more personal level.
RUFFALO NOEL LEVITZ
RNL is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. The firm serves more than 1,900 colleges and universities through data-driven solutions focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising, assuring students find the right program, graduate on time, secure their first job in their chosen field, and give back to support the next generation. With a deep knowledge of the industry, RNL provides institutions the ability to scale their efforts by tapping into a community of support and resources. Visit www.RuffaloNL.com to learn more.
VONLEHMAN CPA & ADVISORY FIRM
Founded in 1946, VonLehman is a CPA and business advisory firm that deftly guides closely held businesses, nonprofits and governmental entities through the rough terrain of an ever-changing landscape. With offices in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, our firm of 120+ employees is one of the largest private CPA and Advisory Firms in the region, one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work,” Inside Public Accounting (IPA)’s “Top 200 Firms,” and one of United Way’s regional “Live United 100.” Our consistent growth is attributed to our dedication to clients, our employees and a long-standing commitment to the community.
VonLehman goes beyond accounting, tax and auditing services to offer strategic business advice that is in high demand among small and mid-sized organizations. True to our longstanding commitment to building the community, we specialize in sectors that drive our regional economy – including manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, nonprofits, healthcare, and professional services.