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Upcoming Events

    • January 07, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Chapter Meeting

    January 7, 2019

    Reaching New Clients with Virtual Organizing

    Presenter: Mary Cate Claudias, CPO® 

    Organizing via FaceTime or Skype?  It's possible!  Learn how to use virtual organizing to reach clients who are located too far away, or have basic organizing skills and just need some guidance.

    Mary Cate Claudias is a Certified Professional Organizer® and Productivity Specialist in the Baltimore Metro area. Her primary focuses are in:

    • Time / Task Management
    • Workflow / Processes
    • Digital Information / Communications
    • File Organization
    • Experiential Workshops and Trainings
    • Office Transition

    Drawing from her experiences in teaching, coaching, and non-profit management, Mary Cate founded Charm City Organizers, LLC in 2010 and has helped numerous home owners and businesses live less stressful, more productive lives by de-cluttering their spaces, schedules, and implementing systems that can be maintained for years to come.

    The team at Charm City Organizers specializes in residential organizing and move-management. Charm City PRO, a division of Charm City Organizers, works with businesses to find tailored solutions to improve their productivity, space, efficiencies, and workflow.

    Mary Cate is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). She is the President of the local NAPO Baltimore Chapter and has served on the board for several years. Her company has been mentioned in numerous media outlets and highlighted in The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Record, Chesapeake Home & Living, and is a guest on Fox 45 TV and WYPR Midday. She has written for publications, including NAPO.net and the CCO Blog and enjoys speaking and coaching to a broad range of groups. She and her organizing team also remain active through sponsorship and volunteering in local community events.

    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • February 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Ellsworth Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
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    Chapter Meeting

    February 4, 2019

    The Ins and Outs of Working with Subcontractors

    Presenter: TBD

    Whether you are contemplating working with subcontractors, or you've been using them for a while, learn how to make it work best for all involved.

    Refreshments will be served.


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    • March 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Chapter Meeting

    March 4, 2019

    Move Management


    There is a lot to keep track of and coordinate for big moves and small. Our pro will break it down for you. 


    Refreshments will be served.


    Directions and Parking Instructions

    If navigating by GPS, use 19 N. Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

    Parking Map



    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • April 01, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Ellsworth Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
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    Chapter Meeting

    April 1, 2019

    DIY Tools: Gets Some Hands On Experience

    Are there DIY tools you are intimidated to use?  Come get comfortable with some hands on practice!


    Refreshments will be served.


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    • May 06, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Chapter Meeting

    May 6, 2019

    Using Technology to Increase Productivity

    Presented by Kim Oser


    International Productivity Speaker Kim Oser will talk to us about the technology tools we can use in order to increase our productivity.


    Refreshments will be served.


    Directions and Parking Instructions

    If navigating by GPS, use 19 N. Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

    Parking Map



    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • June 03, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Ellsworth Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    June 3, 2019

    Re-familiarize yourself with our business partners! They will make short presentations as we move around the room in a "speed dating style". They may have just the solution you need. 


    Refreshments will be served.


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Past Events

December 11, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
December 03, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Common Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
November 27, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
November 14, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
November 12, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
November 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Personal Safety-Protecting Yourself on the Job
October 21, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
October 20, 2018 Julie Morgenstern's Time to Parent Washington DC Book Launch
October 20, 2018 Successful Productivity Professionals
October 09, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
October 01, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 2018 Tax Changes and How They Will Affect Your Business
September 20, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
September 18, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 06, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Strategies for working with your ADHD Clients
August 15, 2018 NAPO-WDC Pool Party
July 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
July 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
June 12, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
June 10, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
June 04, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Business Partner Roundtable Discussion
May 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
May 15, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
May 07, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Working with Hoarders
April 22, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
April 02, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Managing your Business: The Secret To Getting More Projects And More Clients
March 27, 2018 RESCHEDULED: Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
March 15, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
March 13, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
March 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 10 Ways to Leverage Your NAPO Membership
February 15, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
February 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting (Members Only): Winter Social
January 21, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
January 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
January 16, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
January 16, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
January 08, 2018 CANCELLED: NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting
December 13, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
December 04, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Using Strength Strategies with Organizing Clients
November 28, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
November 16, 2017 CANCELED: Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
November 14, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
November 06, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - An Evening with Nicole Anzia of Neatnik.org
October 22, 2017 Golden Circle Potluck
October 19, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
October 11, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
October 02, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - Organizing for the Clothing Lifestyle
September 26, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 25, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
September 21, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group
September 11, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: The Joy of Organizing

Chapter Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Washington, DC Metro Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers are designed to share organizing knowledge and resources among members, as well as offer an opportunity to network. Programs are varied to appeal to both seasoned and novice organizers.

Chapter meetings are usually held the first Monday night of the month, unless that date is a secular or religious holiday. The meetings may be rescheduled if national or local chapter events conflict with our regular schedule. In the event of inclement weather, we follow Montgomery or Arlington County snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with registration, networking and an “Ask the Expert” session. “Ask the Expert” is an informal gathering of new organizers who receive free advice on owning an organizing business from members of the Golden Circle, a prestigious designation within NAPO for experienced organizers. The formal portion of the evening begins with a chapter business meeting at 7:00 p.m. An educational program begins at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on organizing practices and/or business topics, and there is time for networking from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The NAPO-WDC Chapter does not meet in July or August.

Details

  • No fee for chapter members; $25 per meeting for non-members. NOTE: The September 11th, 2017 kick-off meeting is FREE for the general public!
  • Business attire is appreciated
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Advance registration for chapter meetings is encouraged, but not required
  • Presentation topics are subject to change

Locations
Please click on each chapter meeting's event page for the correct location. NAPO-WDC meets in two venues:

One Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910


3313 Arlington Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia, 22201

For the best directions, set your GPS to 19 North Jackson St., Arlington VA 22201
Parking Map for Faith Lutheran



Meeting Format

6:30 - 7:00 -- Networking & Ask the Expert Table

7:00 - 7:30 -- General Chapter Business

7:30 - 8:30 -- Educational Program

8:30 - 9:00 -- Networking


If you would like to request a topic or presenter for a chapter meeting, please contact our Director of Professional Development and Programs at development@dcorganizers.org.


Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, NAPO-WDC follows the Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public School snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

“Estate Distribution – How to Partner, Prepare and Prep Yourself and Your Clients”

Join our Associate Member Lynn Magnusson of Magnusson Personal Property Consultants and Associate Member Director Carol Kaufman of CBData® for this informative chapter meeting where you will learn:

  • ·         How to partner with an appraiser/estate sales team
  • ·         How to make your job as a PO easier, faster and more profitable
  • ·         Eliminate the guess work relative to distribution
  • ·         Educate your client about their “stuff”
  • ·         Prep all papers relative to estate planning and settlement

This CEU worthy meeting will help you understand the role of the appraiser, sales team and legal aggregating process. 

“Estate Distribution – How to Partner, Prepare and Prep Yourself and Your Clients”

Join our Associate Member Lynn Magnusson of Magnusson Personal Property Consultants and Associate Member Director Carol Kaufman of CBData® for this informative chapter meeting where you will learn:

  • ·         How to partner with an appraiser/estate sales team
  • ·         How to make your job as a PO easier, faster and more profitable
  • ·         Eliminate the guess work relative to distribution
  • ·         Educate your client about their “stuff”
  • ·         Prep all papers relative to estate planning and settlement

This CEU worthy meeting will help you understand the role of the appraiser, sales team and legal aggregating process. 

NAPO - Washington DC Metro  Chapter |  PO Box 7301, Arlington, VA 22207  |  info@dcorganizers.org  |  (240) 883-6434

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