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What I need to know before joining NAPO-GPC

National Membership
NAPO-GPC applicants for Professional, Emeritus and Student Membership, must first join at the national level of NAPO to be eligible for local membership.  Complete the application on the NAPO website or contact NAPO at:

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856)439-0500

Employee of Professional, Corporate Associate, Allied and Academic members are not required to hold a National Membership.

Code of Ethics
All members of NAPO pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint and conscience in their conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.

Organizers should review the Code of Ethics prior to committing to the association.

Chapter Code of Conduct
NAPO-GPC members are committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism. To this end, the following Code is observed.

Chapter members:

  • speak and dress professionally.
  • respect the confidentiality of other organizers.
  • listen and speak with respect.
  • expect and manage change.
  • agree to disagree respectfully.
  • bring thoughts or concerns to the most appropriate person.
  • stay focused on the agenda.
  • honor timelines and deadlines.
  • understand that everything that occurs is done by volunteers and that if change is desired, volunteering is the most effective way of bringing it about.

Volunteer Responsibilities
NAPO-GPC is run by its members for its members. To this end, each member is encouraged to hold a volunteer position.

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Dues

  1. Professional Member: An individual doing business in the field of organizing. Professional Members are entitled to a full range of NAPO-GPC’s membership benefits including a listing in the Professional Organizer Directory, voting privileges, eligibility to serve as Director on the Board, and eligibility to serve as an Officer of the Board.
  2. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): In addition to a national membership, chapter membership dues for a professional member is $125 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. First year dues are pro-rated to accommodate the annual membership cycle of our fiscal year (October to September).

    National Dues: National has two types of Professional memberships, Provisional and Professional.

    • Provisional members: Individuals who aspire to become Professional Members must initially join NAPO as a Provisional Member. Provisional Members may advance to Professional Member status only after successfully completing the three courses in the NAPO Professional Practices Curriculum.  A Provisional Member enjoys many NAPO membership benefits, but is not entitled to voting privileges, and cannot serve as a Director on the Board, or as an Officer of the Association.  Dues are $230, plus a one-time $25 processing fee.   A Provisional Member of NAPO is welcome to join NAPO-GPC as a Professional Member and receive full chapter benefits
    • Professional members: A Provisional Member may advance to Professional Member status in NAPO once he or she has successfully completed the three courses in NAPO’s Professional Practices Curriculum.  Dues are $260 annually, plus a one-time $25 processing fee (if not paid earlier through Provisional Membership).

    See http://www.napo.net/who/why_join/member_types.aspx for further information.

  3. Employee of Professional Member:  An individual who is currently employed by a Professional Member to do business primarily in the field of professional organizing services can join the chapter as an Employee of Professional Member. The Professional Member must be a NAPO member, however the Employee of Professional Member does not need to be a NAPO member in order to be a NAPO-GPC member.  An Employee of Professional Member enjoys several membership benefits, but is not entitled to voting privileges, and cannot serve as a Director on the Board, or as an Officer of the Board.
  4. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. First year dues are pro-rated to accommodate the annual membership cycle of our fiscal year (October to September).

  5. Emeritus Member:  Retired Professional Members are eligible for Emeritus Membership once they are no longer engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession, are at least 55 years of age, and have been a NAPO member for at least 15 years.  An Emeritus Member will continue to receive membership benefits, are entitled to voting privileges, eligible to serve as Director on the Board, and eligible to serve as an Officer of the Board.
  6. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): None.

  7. Corporate Associate Member:  A company involved in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of organizing products. Corporate Associate Members are entitled to a full range of NAPO-GPC’s membership benefits including a listing on the NAPO-GPC Corporate Associate Directory, voting privileges and eligibility to serve as Director on the Board.
  8. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): $225 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. Individuals working for current Corporate Associate Member businesses can join as Secondary Associate Members for $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. First year dues are pro-rated to accommodate the annual membership cycle of our fiscal year (October to September).

  9. Allied Member: An individual employed by a government agency, postsecondary educational institution, non-profit organization, for-profit entity, or self-employed and engaged as an organizing and/or productivity professional who does not offer services to the public may join NAPO-GPC as an Allied Member.  An Allied Member receives many membership benefits including a listing on the NAPO-GPC Allied Members Directory, may serve as a Director on the Board but does not have general voting privileges and cannot serve as an Officer of the Association.
  10. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. First year dues are pro-rated to accommodate the annual membership cycle of our fiscal year (October to September).

  11. Academic Member:  An individual employed as an educator, academic researcher or writer engaged in an area of study within the organizing and/or productivity profession at an accredited college or university (but does not offer organizing or productivity services to the public) may join NAPO-GPC as an Academic Member.  An Academic Member receives several membership benefits, may serve as a Director on the Board but does not have general voting privileges and cannot serve as an Officer of the Association.
  12. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): $100 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. First year dues are pro-rated to accommodate the annual membership cycle of our fiscal year (October to September).

  13. Student Member:  An individual enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university may join NAPO-GPC as a Student Member.  NAPO membership at the national level is required.  A Student Member receives several membership benefits, but is not entitled to voting privileges, shall not serve as a Director on the Board, and shall not serve as an Officer of the Board.
  14. Chapter Dues (NAPO-GPC): $25 annually with a one-time $25 processing fee. First year dues are pro-rated to accommodate the annual membership cycle of our fiscal year (October to September).

Questions
Do you still have questions about becoming a professional organizer?

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