In addition to the benefits available to you as a NAPO® member, here are the NAPO-GPC benefits:
CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
For a summary of member benefits per category, see the Membership Category and Benefit Chart.
Monthly Chapter Meetings & Programs
Attend chapter meetings for professional development, education and networking. Many members say the greatest benefit is the personal interaction and opportunity to talk one-on-one with others working in the same field.
Getting to know other qualified organizers in your own geographical area can help you receive or give client referrals and provide you with professional resources. Up to two meetings per year are replaced with members-only social events that provide an opportunity to spend time together in a more relaxed setting.
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter offers its members opportunities to be involved in volunteer leadership roles ranging from smaller committee positions to officer, director or committee chair. Share and develop your leadership skills as you shape and lead our industry, develop credibility and position yourself as an organizing expert.
As a member of NAPO® and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter, you will increase your credibility as a professional organizer with your clients and colleagues. Membership and leadership in your professional association demonstrate to prospective clients that you care about your profession and are willing to participate in its development.
As a new member you have the opportunity to partner with an experienced member to help acclimate you to NAPO-GPC as well as the field of organizing.
Your company and contact information will be listed on the NAPO-Greater Philadelphia Chapter website for public view, associating you with one of the finest professional organizing websites in the industry. Our internal online membership directory is a quick and easy way to find personal and professional support. Perhaps you have a client referral, need a unique expert or are looking for a coach or mentor to help you learn a new skill; the directory is a great resource. This directory is available on the POINT™ our private social network. The Productivity & Organizing Interactive Networking Tool™ (POINT) features community-specific chat forums, our membership directory, and much more.
NAPO-GPC provides programs that are aimed at building both organizing and business development skills. Chapter programs are interactive, member-driven and facilitated in ways that add value and interest to your organizing business.
Educational Material & Library
NAPO-GPC maintains an extensive lending library, free of charge, for members. CDs and recordings related to the organizing profession and general business are available. In addition, all NAPO conference session recordings are available in our library.
Blog Submission Opportunities
The weekly chapter Blog covers an array of interesting topics related to the organizing profession. Submissions to the Blog are reserved for members only and are a great opportunity for establishing credibility within and outside the chapter.
Participation in NAPO-GPC Sponsored Events
Chapter events receive publicity; we are stronger together. Our New Year’s resolution is to help our communities Get Organized in January! During GO Month, NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists help individuals, businesses and schools bring time management, organization, storage solutions and productivity into their lives, and start the New Year off on the right foot. Our Project Thanks event provides for a group of volunteers to complete a one-day, one-room organizing project for veteran. Ongoing, our chapter participates in different events throughout the year to help the Greater Philadelphia communities
Members Only E-Group Access
A members-only e-mail list with notification of potential client leads, events, and other resources is another benefit for our membership.