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Upcoming Events

    • March 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    March 5, 2018

    10 Ways to Leverage 
    Your NAPO Membership


    Ellen Delap, the current NAPO National President, will spend an evening with our chapter.  She will discuss the current state of NAPO, the name change, and the future of Professional Organizing. Bring all your NAPO National questions to meeting and Ellen will address them.  Ellen, herself, is an organizer and her company is "Professional-Organizer".  She works one on one with clients to streamline time, space, and priorities.


    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.

     

    • March 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
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    Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group meets at Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA, upstairs, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Nicole Athas.

    Feel free to purchase food from the hot or cold bars, or you may bring your own food. Wine, beer, and coffee are also available for purchase.

    Nicole’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.


    • March 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at a local Panera from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Terri Fischer.

    Location and Terri’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.


    • March 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
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    Maryland Book Club

    Where: The Maryland Book Club will meet at Denise Sintetos’ home in Bethesda, MD. Location and Denise’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.

    Book to read: "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter" by Margareta Magnusson

    What to bring: (optional) a small dish to share

    To do: Register to attend

    For new members: Welcome to NAPO-WDC!  We have two book clubs, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They alternate months and read different books.  You are welcome to attend both or whichever one is more convenient for you.  The Virginia club meets at a home in McLean and the Maryland club meets at a home in Bethesda.

    The Book Clubs are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.


    • April 02, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Chapter Meeting

    April 2, 2018

    Managing your Business:
    The Secret To Getting More 
    Projects And More Clients


    Getting more projects and signing more clients is a critical part of being a professional organizer. In this interactive session, we'll discuss how to define your ideal clients, how to choose which networking events are best for you, and how to know who will become your best sources of referrals. Then, we'll outline the practical, efficient processes you can follow to get more new clients and more work from current clients. You'll leave knowing exactly what you need to do to build your business in 2018. Bring your questions - there will be plenty of time for Q&A!

    Mary Ellen Hickman, MBA, is the head of Hickman Consulting Partners and a seasoned business and marketing strategy consultant with over twenty years of experience in the US and overseas. She began her career by starting a business to market new products in the former Soviet Union and then worked to expand and launch new brands in the highly competitive US consumer packaged goods market for Kraft, Warner-Lambert and Coors. Now, she and her team of marketing experts provide marketing plans and strategy and serve as an outsourced marketing department for leaders of growing businesses. Mary Ellen is known for her ability to build efficient, effective marketing plans and campaigns that dramatically increase profitability in twelve months.


    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 22, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Golden Circle Potluck is an event for all NAPO Golden Circle members, including those who are not members of the NAPO-WDC chapter.

    Please bring a dish to share. If you are a Golden Circle member and would like to attend, please RSVP to Lauri Mennel (lauri@bluebonnetpo.com) for the address. 

    Registration via the website is not available.

    • May 07, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    Chapter Meeting

    May 7, 2018

    Working with Hoarders

    Presented by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton


    Hoarding, the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, is a real struggle for many people.  In this session, NAPO organizers will learn more details about the mental difficulties that effect hoarders - and how to work effectively with people who are hoarders or have hoarding tendencies. 

    Refreshments will be served.


    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 04, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    June 4, 2018

    Corporate Associate Member 

    Roundtable Discussion


    CAMs have a partnership with organizers. This evening will allow organizers to get personal with the CAMs of Washington DC:  we will learn more specifically what each CAM does and learn how to partner in the most effective ways.

    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.

     

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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