Join NAPO-GPC

Since 1996, NAPO-GPC has been the choice of professional organizers, productivity consultants and partnering businesses in the Delaware, Central and Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania areas. Members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter demonstrate their commitment to the organizing profession by choosing to continually educate themselves and by working to develop the industry as a whole. We believe that the “professional” in organizing comes from this commitment to our profession.

NAPO-GPC has several membership categories to reflect the different types, levels and needs of our members. Click on the headings below for more information about each member type and corresponding application.

National Membership

NAPO-GPC applicants, with the exception of Business Partner applicants must first establish membership with NAPO® National to be eligible for local membership.

Membership Categories

For Professional Organizers

A Professional Member is an individual who is a member of NAPO in good standing and is engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession. Individuals who aspire to become Professional Members must initially join NAPO National as a Provisional Member. Benefits:

  • See Chapter Benefits
  • Voting Privileges
  • Eligible to Serve on Board of Directors
  • Eligible to Serve as an Officer of the Board

Member Dues: $125 annually with a $25 one-time processing fee. The membership term of NAPO-GPC is October 1st through September 30th. Dues are pro-rated for the first year as indicated in the chart below. Full dues are paid beginning with your second year of membership.

OCT – DECJAN – MARAPR – JUNEJUL – SEP
$125.00$93.75$62.50$31.25
PROFESSIONAL MEMBER APPLICATION
For Employees of Professional Members

An individual who is currently employed by a Professional Member to do business primarily in the field of professional organizing services can join the chapter as an Employee of Professional Member. Benefits:

  • See Chapter Benefits
  • No Voting Privileges
  • Not Eligible to Serve on Board of Directors
  • Not Eligible to Serve as an Officer of the Board

Member Dues: $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. The membership term of NAPO-GPC is October 1st through September 30th. Dues are pro-rated for the first year as indicated in the chart below. Full dues are paid beginning with your second year of membership.

OCT – DECJAN – MARAPR – JUNEJUL – SEP
$100.00$75.00$50.00$25.00
EMPLOYEE OF PROFESSIONAL MEMBER APPLICATION
For Business Partners

A Business Partner member is a business entity that is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of organizing products or services that complement the organizing and/or productivity industry.  Each Business Partner member may designate one individual as its Representative to the Association. Additional employees may join at a discounted rate.  Benefits:

Member Dues: $225 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee.

A Secondary Business Partner member is an individual working for a current Business Partner member.
Member Dues: $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee.

The membership term of NAPO-GPC is October 1st through September 30th. Dues are pro-rated for the first year as indicated in the chart below. Full dues are paid beginning with your second year of membership.

Membership TypeOCT – DECJAN – MARAPR – JUNEJUL – SEP
Business Partner Membership$225.00$168.75$112.50$56.25
Secondary Business Partner Membership$100.00$75.00$50.00$25.00
BUSINESS PARTNER APPLICATION SECONDARY BUSINESS PARTNER APPLICATION
For Emeritus Members

An Emeritus Member is an individual who is a retired Professional Member no longer engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession, is at least 55 years of age, and has been a NAPO member for at least 15 years. Benefits:

  • See Chapter Benefits
  • Voting Privileges
  • Eligible to Serve on Board of Directors
  • Eligible to Serve as an Officer of the Board

Member Dues: None  

EMERITUS MEMBER APPLICATION
For Allied Members

An Allied Member is an individual who is employed by a government agency, postsecondary educational institution, nonprofit organization, for-profit entity, or is self-employed and is engaged as an organizing and/or productivity professional who does not offer services to the public.  An Allied Member shall not be in a business entity that is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of equipment and/or supplies or services that complement the organizing and/or productivity industry. Benefits:

Member Dues: $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. The membership term of NAPO-GPC is October 1st through September 30th. Dues are pro-rated for the first year as indicated in the chart below. Full dues are paid beginning with your second year of membership.

OCT – DECJAN – MARAPR – JUNEJUL – SEP
$100.00$75.00$50.00$25.00

 

ALLIED MEMBER APPLICATION
For Academic Members

An Academic Member is an individual employed by an accredited college or university who is engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession but who does not offer organizing and/or productivity services to the public. Benefits:

  • See Chapter Benefits
  • No Voting Privileges
  • Eligible to Serve on Board of Directors
  • Not Eligible to Serve as an Officer of the Board

Member Dues: $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. The membership term of NAPO-GPC is October 1st through September 30th. Dues are pro-rated for the first year as indicated in the chart below. Full dues are paid beginning with your second year of membership.

OCT – DECJAN – MARAPR – JUNEJUL – SEP
$100.00$75.00$50.00$25.00
ACADEMIC MEMBER APPLICATION
For Student Members

A Student Member is an individual who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Benefits:

  • See Chapter Benefits
  • No Voting Privileges
  • Not Eligible to Serve on Board of Directors
  • Not Eligible to Serve as an Officer of the Board

Member Dues: $25 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. The membership term of NAPO-GPC is October 1st through September 30th. Dues are pro-rated for the first year as indicated in the chart below. Full dues are paid beginning with your second year of membership.

OCT – DECJAN – MARAPR – JUNEJUL – SEP
$25.00$18.75$12.50$6.25
STUDENT MEMBER APPLICATION
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NAPO® Code of Ethics

All members of NAPO pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint and conscience in their conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.

Organizers should review the NAPO® Code of Ethics prior to committing to the association.

 

Chapter Code of Conduct

NAPO-GPC members are committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism. To this end, the following Code is observed.

Chapter members:

  • speak and dress professionally.
  • respect the confidentiality of other organizers.
  • listen and speak with respect.
  • expect and manage change.
  • agree to disagree respectfully.
  • bring thoughts or concerns to the most appropriate person.
  • stay focused on the agenda.
  • honor timelines and deadlines.
  • understand that everything that occurs is done by volunteers and that if change is desired, volunteering is the most effective way of bringing it about.

Volunteer Responsibilities

NAPO-GPC is run by its members for its members. To this end, each member is encouraged to hold a volunteer position. Together We Are Better!

Questions

Do you still have questions about becoming a professional organizer?  Contact our Membership Director, Nina Bowdler at nina@thedivineorganizer.com, and visit NAPO® for more information about our industry.

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