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  1. What is NAPO?
  2. What is the mission of NAPO?
  3. What do Professional Organizers do?
  4. What is NAPO-NY?
  5. How does chapter membership work?

1. What is NAPO?

The National Association of Professional Organizers is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional association whose members include organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufacturers of organizing products. Founded in 1985, it is the largest national association of and for Organizers, with over 2,900 members throughout the world.


2. What is the mission of NAPO?

NAPO's mission is to develop, lead, and promote Professional Organizers and the organizing industry.


3. What do Professional Organizers do?

Professional Organizers enhance the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills. Professional Organizers also educate the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits.

Please see the Find an Organizer and Be an Organizer FAQs for much more detailed information about professional organizing.


4. What is NAPO-NY?

NAPO-NY is one of the oldest and largest chapters of NAPO, with over 140 members. The New York Chapter was chartered in 1987 to serve the greater metropolitan area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Connecticut and New Jersey members subsequently formed separate chapters.


5. How does chapter membership work?

Chapter membership is voluntary, and contingent upon national membership. There are many benefits to chapter membership, including extensive opportunities for networking, and membership in the proprietary referral network. See Benefits of NAPO-NY Membership for more details on member benefits.

Chapter Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month. They include chapter business and educational programs related to the field of organizing.

New Organizers Meetings (for Members Only) are held quarterly.

Prospective Member Meetings are held 3 to 4 times per year.

Please check the NAPO and NAPO-NY calendars for upcoming meetings and events.