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Emeritus/Retired Membership Status

Stay active in the industry while you share your knowledge as a Subject Matter Expert. Volunteer your time and serve in leadership roles through NAPO national or on the local level. Emeritus/Retired members receive essential NAPO membership benefits, retain their voting privileges, and are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.



As an Emeritus/Retired NAPO Member, you’ll continue to enjoy many of the benefits of NAPO membership. Please note: Emeritus/Retired Members are not listed in the Professional Directory as they are no longer actively working.

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Membership Benefits

To be eligible for Emeritus/Retired Member Status, you must be retired from the profession, at least 55 years of age, and a NAPO member in good standing for at least 12 years.


Offer your advice as a seasoned professional while you stay current on NAPO news, network with like-minded professionals, and more with the Productivity & Organizing Interactive Networking Tool (POINT). Think of it as NAPO’s private social network.

Contribute to curriculum development and teach online courses by becoming a qualified, subject-matter expert at NAPO University.

Contribute to the professional development and continuing education of Organizing and Productivity Professionals by leading a session at the NAPO Annual Conference.

Share your years of experience and knowledge by authoring articles for the NAPO "Get Organized & Be Productive" blog or as a guest speaker on the "Stand Out" Podcast Series. These are additional and member-inclusive ways you can contribute to the ongoing conversation shaping and advancing the Organizing and Productivity professions.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide NAPO Members with the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a niche market, eligible members receive 2 complimentary SIG memberships. Each SIG holds regularly scheduled virtual meetings. SIGs include: Authorship & Publishing, Coaching, Environmentally-Conscious Organizers, Moving & Relocation, Photo Organizers, Speaking for Fees and more.

NAPO volunteers report that their work has a direct impact on their career success and satisfaction. Share your unique skills and seasoned knowledge, connect with aspiring colleagues, and give back to your community by participating in one of our public events or volunteering on the local and/or national level.

Resources for Emeritus/Retired Members

We understand that the knowledge and experience of retired individuals is an invaluable asset for those in the profession. NAPO offers Emeritus/Retired Members a variety of resources and opportunities to remain active and contribute to advancing the profession.

Become an Instructor

Contribute to the curriculum and become a subject-matter expert at NAPO University.

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Present at the NAPO Annual Conference

Each year the Call for Presentations are available mid-Spring.

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Serve on the Board of Directors

An Emeritus/Retired Member can serve as a Director on the Board of Directors.

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Be a Guest on the Podcast

Share your successes, challenges, best practices, proven strategies, industry developments by being a guest on the "Stand Out" Podcast Series.

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Join a chapter

Connect with other Organizing and Productivity Professionals in your area by joining a local NAPO chapter or the NAPO Virtual chapter. Visit the chapter website to find out about the benefits of membership. 


Online Courses through NAPO University

Developed and taught by industry experts, NAPO University offers education to fit your individual needs with self-paced, 100% online courses and programs accessible 24/7.

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