As the NAPO President, I have the honor of sharing the “State of NAPO” address during our Member Meeting. This year #TeamNAPO has reached and exceeded many milestones. Together we have accomplished so much!
Media coverage by eight (8) of the most respected National media leaders
There is especially powerful media interest in NAPO this year. Requests have flooded the HQ office from CBS Sunday Morning, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other highly respected media leaders. CBS Sunday morning will feature NAPO and NAPO members in the near future (exact air date to be announced).
Here’s just a sample of where NAPO is mentioned this year:
- Wall Street Journal
- CBS Sunday Morning (with support from our Member Survey and Stats Database)
- Huffington Post
- New York Times
- Prevention Magazine
- House Beautiful
- Boston Globe
- NBC News
5 Golden Circle Masterminds and 30 monthly Toot Your Horn posts
In the Golden Circle POINT community, we’ve learned so much from each other and celebrated each success!
30 Acceleration Learning Series Classes with more than 400 members taking these classes.
Our free classes by members for members starts this year as a download and podcast. Thank you to our NAPO Membership Committee for keeping our classes engaging and informative!
24 Stand Out Podcasts with 5251 downloads so far for our 6 current podcasts
By the end of this year, our amazing Stand Out podcast will have 24 podcasts available to help you build and grow your business. Thank you to Sarah Karakaian and our NAPO Marketing Committee for getting our podcast up and running.
6 membership categories in our streamlined Bylaws
This year we streamlined our NAPO Bylaws to reflect the dynamic changes going on in our industry. Our membership includes these statistics.
- 646 New members in past 12 months
- 54% of membership belongs to Chapters
- 47% of membership are Golden Circle
- 68% of our membership are Professional Members
- 11% of our membership are CPOs
1 fabulous new NAPO logo
Thank you to our Logo Task Force in creating a dynamic new image that represents NAPO.
26 Business Partners, including our visionary business partner members Smead and Brother
Thank you to our business partners Smead and Brother for your attendance and sponsorship at NAPO2018.
3 specialist certificates available for our members now
Our members are prolific learners! Here’s how many certificates we have! There are 240 members with the Residential Organizing certificate, 159 members with Workplace Productivity certificate, 12 members in just one month with the Life Transitions certificate. And 129 members have 2 certificates and 7 have 3 certificates.
38 on demand classes and 98 Conference Recordings available on NAPO U with 11,420 classes taken and 354 bundles sold to members
Our educational offerings are growing and growing each year, meeting the needs of our every expanding specialties and expanding our business growth.
11 Chapter Visits
Last year NAPO Board initiated a 3 year rotation for board visits. Each year board members visit 1/3 of our chapters sharing our presentation, Leveraging Your NAPO Membership. Sharing all the updates from NAPO, meeting our chapter leaders and getting to know our members is a joy for each of us.
8 Scholarship Recipients
Thank you to our scholarship committee for supporting the Barry Iszak/Glorya Schklair Scholarship.
5 Independent Research Projects
Advancing industry research is one of the four pillars of NAPO. This year one of the five projects is the Dark Horse Project, a Harvard Graduate School of Education study, chronicling the journey people take to gain expertise in emerging professions.
365 days of NAPOCares
NAPOCares is now an on-going, year-long initiative with no end in sight! The goal is to let the world know that NAPO Cares and to show how NAPO members give back to communities each and every day by sharing time, talents or treasures.
Over 41,000 POINT posts and 14000 new discussion threads with 1000 member to member referrals
If your not on POINT, it’s the place to be! There have been over 1000 member to member referrals on POINT in Member Connect and Chapter Member Connect.
15 Monthly POINT posts for Product Push and Service Splash
We’re started a new way for our members and business partners to share their products and services. Check out these posts on the first Wednesday of the month.
2 consecutive years of balanced budgets
One of our most important values is to be fiscally responsible and sound. In FY2015-2016 and FY2016-2017, we ended our fiscal year in the black. This year FY2017-2018 is looking good!
Let’s get social
NAPO uses 3 primary social media connections. There’s powerin connecting all year long! Please share, tweet, and like each and every day. Check out NAPO’s Get Organized and Be Productive Blog. NAPO is providing content that engage everyone for public awareness and what professional organizer and productivity consultants do. This benefits you and your clients, who also get this quality content to share. Remember to follow and share from your business accounts. For me its a way to be connected all year long and carries forward the contacts I make at our NAPO retreat and conference.
350 + Volunteers Collaborating
This is the most significant number to me! Volunteer leaders are a driving force in our industry. Our passion, commitment and expertise drive our association and fuel our leadership. Thank you to all our member who are a part of TeamNAPO.
Learn more at www.napo.net