Calendar of Events

Regular NAPO-New England chapter meetings are typically on the second Monday of each month and are open to the public, except as indicated. Learn more about our monthly chapter meetings.

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Feb
9
Tue
2021
Monthly Meeting (Virtual) – Katie McDonald presents “Self-Care Strategies” @ Zoom
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important things to note!

  • This is a virtual meeting.
  • It’s a Tuesday.
  • It’s in the evening: 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Our Director of Membership will stay on the Zoom until 8:30 pm to answer any questions you have about NAPO-NE.
  • This meeting will be recorded and will be available on our website’s Meeting Recordings and Handouts page within a few days of the meeting (for members only).

 

You take care of business but perhaps you need some strategies (and reminders) for taking care of yourself. Katie McDonald of bnourished is a self-care strategist and will discuss approaches to fortifying yourself with a recommitment to your own well-being.

Business Partner Spotlight
Aimee Berrent, A Matter of Brilliance

Registration & Cost

Registration is required. You will receive meeting instructions after registering.

  • NAPO-New England Members:  There is no cost to attend. Get the promo code from our promo codes page (under the Information for Members menu).
  • Visitors: $20

Register now »

Feb
18
Thu
2021
Learn & Discuss: Does Google Love My Business? How to Rule in Local Search @ Zoom - RSVP for the link
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Learn & Discuss is a monthly opportunity for New England & Connecticut members to take advantage of free or low cost training opportunities and then enhance your learning by discussing the topic in a small group setting with other local professional organizers.

This session will be the beginning of a series of sessions focused on SEO and Google Analytics. If you are like me, 90% of new business has come from clients Googling for a professional organizer. Understanding how to improve your position to the top of the search result list will increase the number of potential clients that find you and drive more traffic to your websites. Google Analytics allows you to measure the performance of your website and provide information for you to make better business decisions on where to focus your marketing efforts.

Webinar: Does Google Love My Business? How to Rule in Local Search

In this webinar, presented by Noah Turner with Deluxe, we will focus on how to optimize your business presence for local searches. We will take a step-by-step look at how you can be found in your local area and why that matters.

You will learn:

  • What you need to know about search engine optimization (SEO)
  • What to change on your website for better local search results
  • How to optimize your Google My Business Account
  • What you need to know about local mobile SEO

Watch the webinar »

About the presenter

Noah Turner is Manager of Search Engine Optimization at Deluxe. He has more than 10 years of experience in online marketing and web development for both B2B and B2C organizations.

RSVP

RSVP to Sandra Funari at coastalorgservices@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

Mar
9
Tue
2021
Monthly Meeting – Michael Charest presents “Time and Action Mastery” (Visitors welcome) @ Zoom
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Important things to note!

  • This is a virtual meeting.
  • It’s on a Tuesday.
  • It’s in the morning: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Our Director of Membership will stay on the Zoom until 12:30 pm to answer any questions you have about NAPO-NE.
  • This meeting will be recorded and will be available on our website’s Meeting Recordings and Handouts page within a few days of the meeting (for members only)

Join Michael Charest of BGS/Michael Rocks Coaching as he discusses how solopreneurs can create a blueprint of exactly how to spend their time to achieve their business goals. He will share:
  1. Nine core activities you should be spending your time on weekly.
  2. The “Optimal Time Allotment” for each on a daily and weekly basis.
  3. How to schedule them into your calendar SO THAT YOU DO THEM!
  4. Bonus: What not to be doing and a clever “ROI” for releasing them!

Business Partner Spotlight
Kathy Harney, Gentle Giant Moving Company

Registration & Cost

Registration is required. You will receive meeting instructions after registering.

  • NAPO-New England Members:  There is no cost to attend. Get the promo code from our promo codes page (under the Information for Members menu).
  • Visitors: $20

Register now »

Mar
11
Thu
2021
Organizing POSSE Success Group Get-Together @ Zoom
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

The NAPO-New England Organizing POSSE meets once a month to discuss current topics and issues relevant to the organizing/productivity field. Each meeting is facilitated by an experienced organizer, and we openly exchange information and insights.

All are welcome… veteran, new, and potential organizers alike!

Our meetings will be virtual until June 2021, after which they may go to in-person.

RSVP to janine@helpfulorganizer.com. Janine will send you the Zoom link via email.

Hope you can join us!

 

Apr
12
Mon
2021
Bold Boundaries When Working from Home for Happy Relationships & Increased Productivity Q&A @ Virtual Event
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join the FREE Q&A session that is a follow-up to a live session Erika hosted recently.

If you didn’t participate in the live event, you can watch the video of it (link on registration page), and bring your questions.

It will be super interactive and fun
* We’ll brainstorm any boundary scripts you bring to the table.
* You’ll get the opportunity to get coached on the show seat.
* We’ll role play.

This is a virtual event.

About Me

Erika is a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) who is the founder and president of Living Harmony, LLC. Since 2003 she has gotten people organized so they succeed.

Employing her holistic and coach-centered approach to organizing, Erika conducts transformative speaking programs. Her signature EmpoweredTime™ process leads those looking for a more calm, grounded, and focused reality to increased health, serenity, and productivity. Participants learn how to banish paper clutter for good using her PaperPower™ system. And her JetPac© method transforms packing and traveling from stress to simplicity for all kinds of vacationers, trekkers, and business travelers.

Erika regularly contributes to Boston-area and national media outlets. Her appearances include NPR, ABC, CBS, FOX, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and The Boston Globe. She has acted as an organizing consultant for Real Simple.

Apr
13
Tue
2021
Monthly Meeting – Jessica Butts presents “Understanding Personality Type to Enhance Your Client Relationships” (Visitors welcome) @ Zoom
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important things to note!

  • This is a virtual meeting.
  • It’s on a Tuesday.
  • It’s in the evening: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Our Director of Membership will stay on the Zoom until 8:30 pm to answer any questions you have about NAPO-NE.
  • This meeting will be recorded and will be available on our website’s Meeting Recordings and Handouts page within a few days of the meeting (for members only)

Understanding Personality Type to Enhance Your Client Relationships

Let’s be honest, organizers are usually Intuitive Types and our clients are usually Sensing Types. This can lead to miscommunication and difficulties working with our clients.

Jessica Butts, CEO and Founder of Front Seat Life is a life and business coach, former psychotherapist, and recognized Myers-Briggs expert. In this presentation she will offer a way of better understanding your clients, how to speak and interact with them, and how to improve your overall client relationships for greater success in your business.

Business Partner Spotlight
Denise Meurant, Closet Concepts

Registration & Cost

Registration is required. You will receive meeting instructions after registering.

  • NAPO-New England Members:  There is no cost to attend. Get the promo code from our promo codes page (under the Information for Members menu).
  • Visitors: $20

Register now »

Apr
15
Thu
2021
Organizing POSSE Success Group Get-Together @ Zoom
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

The NAPO-New England Organizing POSSE meets once a month to discuss current topics and issues relevant to the organizing/productivity field. Each meeting is facilitated by an experienced organizer, and we openly exchange information and insights.

All are welcome… veteran, new, and potential organizers alike!

Our meetings will be virtual until June 2021, after which they may go to in-person.

RSVP to elena@simplelivingstrategies.comElena will send you the Zoom link via email.

Hope you can join us!

 

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Learn & Discuss @ Zoom - Check POINT for the link
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn & Discuss is a monthly opportunity for New England & Connecticut members to take advantage of free or low-cost training opportunities and then enhance your learning by discussing the topic in a small group setting with other local professional organizers.

This is a monthly event. Participants will watch a pre-selected webinar on a topic relevant to improving our businesses or our client relationships prior to the call and then come together to discuss and enhance our learning on the topic.

The topic and Zoom link will be announced two weeks prior to the session on POINT.

Apr
20
Tue
2021
Home Harmony: Oasisize, Optimize & Organize Your Home
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Has spending more time in your home for the last year brought to light that it could be better organized for more peace and productivity?  Join Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) Erika Salloux of Living Harmony in this FREE three part series for proven strategies with steps for getting and staying organized.  Bring an organizing project you’ve been avoiding and get it done by the end of the series.

Some of what you’ll experience . . .

* a fun game to play that helps you let go of unwanted items that have been challenging to release

* five things you need to banish paper clutter forever

* breakout rooms for connection and brainstorming

* a coworking space during each session to plan your tiny tasks to accomplish your organizing goals

After registering, you will be signed up for all three sessions.  Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time.  The Zoom access information will be sent just after the registration closes.  Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Tuesday, 20 April > 7 – 8 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time

Tuesday, 27 April > 7 – 8 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time

Tuesday, 4 May > 7 – 8 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time

This series is sponsored by ShelfGenie and co-sponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

https://newtonfreelibrary.libcal.com/event/7399968

https://www.shelfgenie.com/people/elizabeth-beach-hacking

May
5
Wed
2021
New Organizer Webinar: Being an Effective Professional Organizer (VIRTUAL) @ Virtual (via Zoom)
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Being an Effective Professional Organizer 

May 5, 2021 6:30-8:30pm
Instructors: Rubina Motta and Lisa Dooley
Topics include business lifestyle, client relationships, ethics and safety considerations, professional associations and certification programs.

Running a Successful Organizing Business 

May 19, 2021 6:30-8:30pm
Instructors: Rachel Fontaine and Kate Bosch
Topics include business planning, marketing, insurance and tax considerations, and client engagement and management tools.

You can attend one or both webinars. We recommend taking Being an Effective Professional Organizer first, as the exercises in this webinar will be useful in the business planning exercises included in Running a Successful Organizing Business.

 

Cost

Registration cost is $60 per webinar for non-members and $40 for members.

Members, log in to the NAPO-NE website and go to the Promo Codes page to get the code for your $20 discount. If this link doesn’t take you directly to the page, look under the “Information for Members” menu.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that NAPO-New England needs to cancel a webinar, pre-registered attendees will be notified and given the option to attend a future webinar within one year from the cancellation.

If you registered and paid for a webinar and cannot attend, you must email the NOW Chair at least 24 hours before the webinar start time. You will have the option to attend the webinar any time it is delivered within one year from the date of the original webinar.

If you know you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can open up your spot for someone else.

Missed Webinar Policy

If you registered and paid for a webinar and you do not attend, and you would like to attend the webinar on another date, you must email the NOW Chair within 24 hours of the missed webinar’s start time.

If your request is approved, you can attend the webinar any time it is delivered within one year from the date of the original webinar.

Questions?

Contact the NOW Chair.