Types of Membership


We  have members as far north as Bellingham, as far south as Tacoma and everywhere in between.

All NAPO Seattle Area chapter members (except for Business Partners) must first be members in good standing with NAPO National. To become  a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, visit napo.net.

Please review our Membership categories below, and download a PDF document listing them and comparing benefits here.


Allied: Individual who is employed by a government agency, post-secondary educational institution, non-profit organization, for-profit entity, or is self-employed and is engaged as an organizing and/or productivity professional who does not offer services to the public. An entity that qualifies as for the Industry Partner category may not join as an Allied Member.

Benefits: Inclusion in the Find-an-Organizer Directory on the website; use of the chapter member logo; acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections (excluding Remote Members);  Book Club membership; access to the Chapter library (Remote Members get online access only); membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Business Partner: Company engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of equipment and/or supplies or services that complement the organizing and/or productivity industries, with one individual designated as its representative to the association.

Benefits: Use of the chapter member logo; acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections (excluding Remote Members);  Book Club membership; access to the Chapter library (Remote Members get online access only); membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Multi-Person Business: Organizing and productivity businesses with more than one employee or owner may purchase multiple memberships at a discounted rate.  Membership through this dues structure is available to the business’s owners, partners, or W-2 employees only; independent contractors are not eligible. Under this structure, business owners and/or employees will share the same renewal date. 

Each individual member will join as a Provisional member and not appear in the Directory until s/he has completed the three classes in the Professional Practices Coursework (see Provisional Member section above) OR earned the Certified Professional Organizer┬« credential to become a Professional Member. A Professional Member participating in the Multi-Person Business structure is entitled to the full range of NAPO membership benefits, including a listing in the Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant Search Tool, voting privileges, and eligibility to serve on the Board of Directors.  

Membership seats are transferable within the business. For example, if individual leaves a business during the membership term, that business can designate another owner, partner, or W-2 employee in that seat. 

Benefits: Inclusion in the Find-an-Organizer Directory on the website; use of the chapter member logo; acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections (excluding Remote Members);  Book Club membership; access to the Chapter library (Remote Members get online access only); membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Professional: Individual who has successfully completed NAPO National's Professional Practices course requirements and is engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession.

Benefits: Inclusion in the Find-an-Organizer Directory on the website; use of the chapter member logo; acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections (excluding Remote Members);  Book Club membership; access to the Chapter library (Remote Members get online access only); membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Provisional: Individuals who aspire to become Professional Members and who may advance to Professional Member status only after successfully completing the three courses in the NAPO Professional Practices Curriculum.

Benefits: Use of the chapter member logo; acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections (excluding Remote Members);  Book Club membership; access to the Chapter library (Remote Members get online access only); membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Remote, Professional: 

An application for Remote Membership is possible when an applicant

(1) Lives outside of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area (STB Metro Area), comprised of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as defined by the Census Bureau. OR

(2) Lives in a location inside or outside of the STB Metro Area that requires crossing Puget Sound to attend the monthly Chapter Meetings (i.e., Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, or Gig Harbor). OR

(3) Lives in a very remote location within the STB Metro Area. OR

(4) Has very special and/or restrictive circumstances that prevent my regular attendance at monthly Chapter Meetings


Benefits: Attendance at five (5) chapter meetings per year; inclusion in the chapter website Find-An-Organizer Directory; Use of the chapter member logo; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections; inclusion in Member Chat; online access to the Chapter library & Conference sessions; membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Remote, Provisional: 

An application for Remote Membership is possible when an applicant

(1) Lives outside of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area (STB Metro Area), comprised of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as defined by the Census Bureau. OR

(2) Lives in a location inside or outside of the STB Metro Area that requires crossing Puget Sound to attend the monthly Chapter Meetings (i.e., Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, or Gig Harbor). OR

(3) Lives in a very remote location within the STB Metro Area. OR

(4) Has very special and/or restrictive circumstances that prevent my regular attendance at monthly Chapter Meetings

Benefits: Attendance at five (5) chapter meetings per year; inclusion in the chapter website Find-An-Organizer Directory; Use of the chapter member logo; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections; inclusion in Member Chat; online access to the Chapter library & Conference sessions; membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Retired: Individual who is a retired Professional Member no longer engaged in the organizing and/or productivity profession, is at least 55 years of age, and has been a NAPO member for at least 15 years.

Benefits: Use of the chapter member logo; acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; Voting privileges for Board or Special elections (excluding Remote Members);  Book Club membership; access to the Chapter library (Remote Members get online access only); membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.


Student: Individual who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

Benefits: Attendance at chapter meetings; Acceptance for Board service; volunteer opportunities; inclusion in Member Chat; online access to the Chapter library; membership in Neighborhood Groups; Membership on the Facebook page; access to all Chapter Special Events.

Our membership year is from November 1 - October 31 each year.

To apply online, click here.

Questions?


Questions? Please refer to our Dues Structure, Types of Membership or contact our Membership Director (Membership@SeattleNapo.com).

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NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations, and contributions are tax-deductible.  Your contribution will support education and community outreach programs.

 NAPO-Seattle  is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Professional Organizers) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.

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