"The best thing I did for my business was to join NAPO-St. Louis. Being a chapter member gives me visibility and credibility in the community, as well as networking opportunities with fellow organizers who share my love of organizing. Our chapter members provide a wealth of information and inspiration, encourage each other to succeed, and help educate and promote our industry to future clients throughout the Greater St. Louis area!" - Jodi Granok, Chapter Social Media Editor
As NAPO membership skyrockets, its position as "The Organizing Authority" solidifies. As a NAPO-St. Louis member, your local visibility as a NAPO member is magnified. Our chapter meetings (9 per year) and programs enhance your knowledge of local organizing related resources, making you an even better resource for your clients.
NAPO members are highly supportive of each other. By joining NAPO-St. Louis, you have the opportunity to network with other Professional Organizers in a non-competitive atmosphere. Fellow members offer help, support, referrals, and collaboration.
The programs at our chapter meetings (9 per year) offer opportunities to learn about local resources, business development and organizing methodologies.
The NAPO-St. Louis lending library allows members to borrow CDs from past NAPO conferences and ICD conferences. Additionally, chapter members have collaborated on a list of favorite books, CDs, and other learning resources on organizing topics.
"NAPO-St. Louis has made a tremendous difference in my life and my business. I walked into my first meeting thinking this might be something that I want to pursue, and left knowing that this was my calling. It was great to know that I had a network of people I can go to who want to help me succeed and who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with me. I have made many great friends there and my membership has helped me to grow my business so much faster than I could have done on my own." - Shannon Zipoy, Past Chapter Member
The NAPO-St. Louis website gives the public easy access to NAPO members and helps them understand why hiring a NAPO organizer is a good idea. NAPO-St. Louis members are included in the Find an Organizer searchable directory. Being listed on our chapter website is a key referral source for all of our members!
The chapter membership directory gives you easy access to other NAPO-St. Louis organizers for referrals or to seek out advice or collaboration. The members only version of the directory contains more detailed contact information than the public version.
The NAPO-St. Louis forums give members the opportunity to ask questions of their peers, compare notes, and share resources.
"Being a member of NAPO-St. Louis has had a profound positive impact on my business and career as a Professional Organizer. Through my experience with NAPO-St. Louis, I have been encouraged, supported, cheered on, instructed, guided, and I feel like I belong in this industry. NAPO-St. Louis is a welcoming and supportive group. I'm blessed to say that many of the business relationships I've developed at NAPO-St. Louis have since become friendships as well. I can't imagine trying to be a Professional Organizer in St. Louis and not being a member of NAPO-St. Louis." - Julie Hough, Chapter Member
The chapter newsletter, Organized Times, is an excellent resource for NAPO-St. Louis members. Learn trade secrets on how to build your business as well as information on the latest training and education opportunities. One chapter member is profiled in each issue, giving you the opportunity to get to know fellow NAPO-St. Louis members better. The newsletter also includes a calender of events, meeting news (in case you miss one), and much more!
NAPO-St. Louis is always seeking volunteers for various chapter activities. This is your chance to rise to a leadership position in our prestigious organization.
On the even numbered months, members get together for two hours of fun at a member's home. Snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverages are provided by the host. This is an informal way to get to know fellow members, share knowledge, and brainstorm new ideas for ourselves and for our chapter.
"For me, being a NAPO-St. Louis chapter member has built my confidence level to a new high. There is a tremendous amount of knowledge I have gained just by having the social relationship with fellow members. I know I can go to any member and ask their advice without feeling like I am competing against them." - Stacey Cheek, Chapter Member
As a chapter member, you will be able to participate in promotional activities like Get Organized Month. These activities are meant to raise awareness of NAPO-St. Louis and the professional organizing industry. When the chapter organizes an activity for the public as a part of NAPO's Get Organized Month, it is a great opportunity for media to give attention to the local organizing community.
If you are serious about becoming a Professional Organizer, we hope that you will become a member of NAPO-St. Louis, because we believe that together, we are better!