Special Interest Groups

 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide NAPO members with the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a niche market. Each SIG holds regularly scheduled virtual meetings. SIG membership* furthers knowledge and skills in specific areas of expertise and provides a community of colleagues for information-sharing. Eligible NAPO members receive two complimentary SIG memberships.

 

  • Authorship & Publishing

Designed for published authors who seek a community of peers with whom to network and collaborate. The term "published authors" encompasses NAPO members who write blogs, e-zines, newsletters, columns, feature stories, articles for professional publications or journals, research articles, industry reports, white papers, audio/video scripts, book chapters, or books for print or digital distribution.

  • Business Organizing & Productivity

The Business Organizing & Productivity SIG is for established Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants who specialize in or have a  significant focus on organizing and productivity in a business environment. Clients range from work-at-home solopreneurs to businesses with up to 500 employees and multiple locations.

  • Coaching

Designed for organizers who provide coaching services, whether as a stand-alone service or as a complement to on-site organizing work. This SIG will deepen your understanding of the many ways coaching can strengthen and complement organizing work and client change, identify effective marketing and packaging of coaching services to organizing clients, and discuss coaching resources and best practices.

  • Environmentally-Conscious Organizers

Designed for organizers who strive to live and work in ways that promote the sustainability of the environment. As environmental advocates, ECO SIG members focus on integrating practices of simplicity and sustainability into their own lives first.  They believe that once they have gained personal experience and expertise making change, only then they are able to effectively transfer ECO ideas and skills to their clients.

  •  Hoarding Specialists

For organizers and related professionals who are experienced in helping people remediate and recover from hoarding behaviors with a minimum of 2 years' experience. In addition, a minimum of 25% of an applicants client base must be hoarding specific.

  • Holistic Organizers

For Professional Organizers who take a heart-centered, holistic approach to working with their clients and who want to share their holistic practices and techniques with like-minded individuals. The Holistic SIG defines holistic as integrating physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects into one's work. The holistic approach is not rooted in a spiritual or religious tradition and honors all paths. Holistic Organizers consider their work as sacred and believe and know it is possible to transform lives with the work they do.

  •  Moving and Relocation

Designed for established Professional Organizers who specialize in high-level moving and relocation services. This is a community of professionals who have teams of organizers in place to assist clients with all aspects of moving. Services include planning, purging, packing, physically relocating items to multiple locations if necessary, unpacking, organizing and working alongside moving companies and other associated service providers.

  • Multi-Person Business

For the owner or supervising manager of a company that uses one or more employees (not including the business owner), who perform on-site, hands-on organizing work. If a supervising manager is a SIG member, then the business owner must also be a SIG member. 

  • Photo Organizers

For Professional Organizers who organize both printed photos and digital photos/videos. This work may include a wide-range of photo organization, creation and management services providing clients with systems and solutions for their memories. Services may include scanning prints, creating traditional and digital photo albums, providing technology training, creating photo gifts, video slideshows, and/or converting outdated media. Photo Organizers may install back-up systems and other methods for keeping their clients' photos safe, so those images can be enjoyed for future generations. Photo Organizers may work alongside of their clients, or without their client present.

  • Speaking for Fees

For individuals who offer speaking and training services delivered to groups. Members of this SIG deliver their services to an audience for a set fee. These services may include live keynote addresses, training to departments or teams, workshops, or train-the-trainer products. Services may also include online products such as classes, training, webinars or teleconferences.

  • Technology Organizing

For Professional Organizers whose primary focus is to help individuals or companies effectively apply technology as an organizing tool. Services can include hands-on work with individuals or training sessions and workshops for groups.

  • Working with Seniors

For members whose practice includes a focus on working with seniors. SIG members meet regularly to share ideas, information, and best practices. Members may also use the same skill set developed by working with seniors to also work with clients who are challenged with physical and cognitive disabilities.

 

*Please note: Members eligible to join a NAPO Special Interest Group include: Professional, Retired, Lifetime or Allied Members, and Business Partners who meet all eligibility requirements of the SIG they wish to join.

Each SIG has its own membership criteria. NAPO members can find out more information, and apply to join a SIG, by visiting POINT

 

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