Posted by: Melinda Anderson | October 12, 2011

NAPO Fact Sheet

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National Association of Professional Organizers® (NAPO®) Fact Sheet

  • The mission of the National Association of Professional Organizers® (NAPO®) is to develop, lead, and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry.
  • A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills.
  • A professional organizer educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits.
  • NAPO was founded in 1985 by Beverly Clower, Stephanie Culp, Ann Gambrell, Maxine Ordesky, and Jeanie Shorr.
  • NAPO currently has over 4,000 members throughout the United States and in more than twelve other countries.
  • More than 148,000 clients were served nationally by NAPO members in 2008.
  • NAPO is affiliated with the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), and Professional Organizers in Canada (POC).
  • NAPO sponsors Get Organized MonthSM annually in January. The association also is a proud national coalition member of National Preparedness Month in September.
  • NAPO is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization.
  • NAPO helped organizers take it to the next level with the launch of the Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) program in conjunction with the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers® (BCPO®). With the first exam held in April 2007 at NAPO’s Annual Conference, the CPO world-class certification program launched by NAPO and BCPO is recognized as the standard for professional organizers.
  • Professional organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems for life. Setting up an organizing system may be done in a few days.
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For Further Information:

Melinda Anderson, CPO

Southern Home Organizers


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