NAPO-New England (formerly New England Professional Organizers) was formed in 1994 when founder Kathy Waddill invited all the Boston-area organizers she could locate (approximately 10) to meet at her home. The gathering was a supportive forum that gave organizers a chance to swap stories and discuss their relatively young industry.
The group continued to meet grow, and in 1997 elected officers and created more structured meetings that allowed time for networking, chapter business, and education. Our geographic reach had grown as well, and we had members from all New England states.
In 2001, New England Professional Organizers became NAPO-NE, one of 46 official chapters of the National Association of Professional Organizers.