NAPO® strongly believes in leveraging its unique position as The Organizing Authority® to give back to the community. We believe that without basic organizing and productivity skills, people can find it difficult or impossible to make important, positive shifts in their lives. Supporting the Public Awareness pillar of the NAPO mission, we aim to make a difference in every life we touch and to help others understand the benefits of being more organized and productive.
The NAPOCares Committee sponsors a number of community outreach programs and annual events to spread NAPO members' unique knowledge of organizing. Programs include community outreach in the host city of the yearly NAPO Conference, facilitating Quantum Leap® training, and much more. Quantum Leap, founded by NAPO in 2000, allows NAPO members to provide training in organizational skills to those in life transitions who can least afford but most need professional guidance.
Our next community outreach program is the NAPOCares Challenge, which was created to inspire the donation of unwanted items to charity.
For information about NAPOCares events, please visit the Community Outreach page.
Get Organized Month™
During Get Organized Month (GO Month™) each January, NAPO’s dozens of chapters and thousands of members hold public events to raise awareness of the benefits of organization. The events range from contests and giveaways to free organizing services. Here are three options:
1. Find a GO Month community event in your area.
2. Visit NAPO's Get Organized Blog for some helpful organizing hints, featured products, and an update of weekly GO Month events.
3. Are you a NAPO Member? Visit the POINT for the GO Month Marketing Toolkit.
National Preparedness Month
America's PrepareAthon (AP) is a nationwide promotional campaign held in April and September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools. The goal is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action. NAPO members across the country participate by hosting local events. For details and media tools, check out the official website, ready.gov.
The Barry Izsak/Glorya Schklair Conference Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012, the Barry Izsak/Glorya Schklair Conference Scholarship Fund provides complimentary registration for a selected number of qualified NAPO Professional Members each year, offering access to the educational courses and professional skill development opportunities that only NAPO conferences can provide. This fund was endowed through the generosity of Barry Izsak (a former NAPO President) and subsequent contributions from NAPO members and chapters. Members can learn more on NAPO POINT.