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Regular Membership Information

Benefits of NAPO-LA Regular Membership

The following benefits are specific to NAPO-LA. Please visit NAPO National's website for information on the benefits of National Membership.

  • Monthly Meetings. Ten chapter meetings a year are held in West Los Angeles. Chapter meetings provide an opportunity to network with other organizers, learn from educational speakers, engage in problem-solving discussions, and discover new products and business resources. 
  • Online Referral Directory. All members are included in the Professional Organizer Directory. This resource is searchable by the general public interested in hiring a professional organizer.
  • Members-Only Discounts. Members receive discounts for seminars and workshops, such as the Professional Organizers Learning Academy (POLA) classes.
  • The Los Angeles Organizer. NAPO-LA publishes a bimonthly e-newsletter. Enjoy informative articles about upcoming events, local industry and association news, advice, profiles of professional organizers, and advertising opportunities.
  • Professional Development. We offer training sessions, workshops, and seminars on topics essential to your business. Outside speakers and long-time organizers share their wisdom, resources, and encouragement to chapter members.
  • Leadership. NAPO-LA is recognized as an industry leader. Members have the opportunity to gain exposure and possible new business, as well as to affect the future of professional organizing, by volunteering in chapter activities. Acquire new leadership skills at the annual Leadership Forum.
  • Member Businesses. Our Associate Members are industry business partners who can help with organizing solutions and products. Joint cooperative marketing efforts build awareness of the organizing industry in all areas. Some Associate Members offer special discounts and promotions exclusively to NAPO-LA members.
  • Regional and National Special Events. NAPO-LA hosts several events throughout the year, including the Leadership Forum and Get Organized (GO) Month.
  • Members-Only Section of the Website. This section includes access to NAPO-LA’s membership directory, chapter forms and documents, the chapter’s annual budget, and advertising opportunities.
  • Member Forum. Our online chat group is for chapter members only. Exchange resources, ask for advice from experienced chapter members, get help solving a problem, and find opportunities to assist organizers seeking to hire other members for their teams on large jobs.
  • Assist Veteran Organizers. Experienced organizers frequently hire assistants on large projects. NAPO-LA members look first to hire other chapter members using the Member Forum. New members especially will benefit from hands-on experience with veteran organizers.
  • New Member Orientation. All new members attend an orientation program to familiarize them with the Los Angeles Chapter and the many benefits of membership.
  • NAPO-LA Chapter Logo. Add professional credibility with the NAPO-LA logo on your marketing materials, letterheads, and business cards.
  • Neighborhood Groups. Informal bimonthly meetings are held throughout the Los Angeles area offering education, business tips, and networking with other organizers from your area.
  • Chapter Library. Books, CDs, and DVDs from NAPO-LA and NAPO National’s annual conferences are available to chapter members through our lending library.
  • Announcements from the Board. Mini e-newsletters feature up-to-the-minute news and tips from the NAPO-LA Board of Directors.
  • Volunteering. When you volunteer in one of the many available areas, you work alongside other professional organizers to continue to make NAPO-LA a great chapter. Benefits are helping a deserving cause, professional and personal growth, an opportunity to learn about organizing from veteran members, a supportive environment to expand your skills, networking opportunities, possible business opportunities, great friendships, and much more!

Applying for Regular Membership

  • All new members are required to sign the NAPO Code of Ethics as part of their membership application.
  • NAPO National membership (separate from NAPO-LA chapter membership) is required in order to join NAPO-LA. Click here for more information and to join NAPO National. Regular members are entitled to NAPO National voting privileges and may hold office and serve on the National Board of Directors.
  • Processing of new members can take up to two weeks. 
  • Dues are prorated semiannually. Prices are detailed on the Membership Application Form.
  • Membership Levels. 
    Level 1. All benefits of membership except Chapter meeting fees [$15/meeting].
    Level 2. All benefits of membership including 10 Chapter Meetings. [NOTE: Level 2 membership is only available in October.]
    Neighborhood Groups. Includes attendance at any Neighborhood Group and two monthly Chapter meetings (not including Leadership Forum). Not included: website directory listing, access to NAPO-LA Member Forum, use of the NAPO-LA logo, POLA class discounts, leadership positions, or any other benefits listed above.

NAPO National Membership Categories

The following are categories of Regular Membership in NAPO National. For further information and to join NAPO National click here.
[Please note that these categories are not for NAPO-LA membership, only for NAPO National membership.]

Category  Description Dues
ProvisionalNew members must join NAPO as Provisional Members and may advance to Professional Member status after completing the three courses in the NAPO Professional Practices Curriculum.
Professional Level 1[Without employees] Professional Members are entitled to the full range of NAPO membership benefits, including a listing in the Professional Organizer Directory, voting privileges, eligibility to serve as a Director on the Board and/or an Officer of the Association.
Professional Level 2[With employees] Same benefits as Level 1; Professional Members with Employees must complete a paper application for their employees and submit it to NAPO headquarters for processing.  $230
Employee of ProfessionalNot entitled to voting privileges and cannot serve as a Director on the Board or as an Officer of the Association.  
EmeritusRetired Professional Members who are no longer engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession, are at least 55 years of age, and have been a NAPO member for at least 15 years.
AlliedAn individual employed by a government agency, postsecondary educational institution, nonprofit organization, for-profit entity, or self-employed and engaged as an organizing and/or productivity professional who does not offer services to the public.
AcademicAn individual employed as an educator, academic researcher, or writer engaged in an area of study within the organizing and/or productivity profession at an accredited college or university (but does not offer organizing or productivity services to the public).
StudentAn individual enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

For more information and to join NAPO National, click here

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