Chapter meetings are provided for the professional enrichment of NAPO Baltimore members. The meetings are also open to those interested in becoming professional organizers, potential members, or business owners who are attending to hear a specific guest speaker on the topic of business development. These meetings are not intended for the general public, for organizing clients, or for those seeking information on how to get organized.

Each chapter meeting will begin with about 20-30 minutes of open networking, followed by an approximately 1-hour program and a few more minutes of open networking at the end if time permits. Our meeting venue closes promptly at 8:45pm.

Guest Policy

The guest fee is $20 per meeting. Guests are welcome to attend up to 2 chapter meetings per 12-month period. NAPO members are welcome to attend an unlimited number of times.

Upcoming events

    • 02/21/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Arbutus Library - 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227

    How do you spot an item of value when working with your clients?  Bring your own item to this month’s chapter meeting, and learn more about the world of antiques appraisals!

    Todd Peenstra, President of Peenstra Antiques Appraisals (, is a former candidate member of the International Society of Appraisers and the American Society of Appraisers and a nationally known antiques & art appraiser. He works in the area for insurance companies, attorneys, and Financial Estate planners and CPA’s.  Todd will offer FREE appraisals, consultations, and advice on anything including but not limited to jewelry, silver, coins, time pieces, furniture, glass, porcelain, paintings, bronze, toys, documents, and any other items. You can find out:

    • Where it is from
    • How old it is
    • What it is worth
    • How to maximize value if they want to sell
    • Where to get it repaired or restored if it is damaged
    • Insurance questions
    • Tax issues and donation questions

    Please help us give Todd a heads up about what you will be bringing to the meeting!  Email Rachel Jennifer at to let us know what item you’d like to have appraised.

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

    • 03/21/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Arbutus Library - 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227

    Have you been considering joining NAPO, but are still on the fence?  

    Want to know more of what it’s all about?  

    Guest fees are waived for this month’s open house, so please join us and meet other local professional organizers!  

    Learn more about NAPO Baltimore, what we do to serve our community and members, and how you can get involved!

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

    • 04/18/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Arbutus Library - 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227

    Presented by our very own Sherri Fabic CPO-CD, of Framework Professional Organizing & Design

    Do you ever wonder why a client can't keep up with the systems you put in place, or why it takes them so long to purge? 

    When asked, many POs say they do not work with the Chronically Disorganized. But when asked "How do you know?" they usually have no answer.

    Goal : To gain an acquaintance with chronic disorganization, how it differs from regular disorganization and how working with CD clients requires a totally different set of organizing tools.

    Objectives : By the end of this talk the participant should

    • have a working definition of chronic disorganization
    • have an understanding of the underlying components and factors
    • be able to recognize some common traits associated with chronic disorganization
    • understand the collaborative partnership between the organizer and the CD client
    • understand the line between organizer and Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, etc
    • know where to go for further information, training and mentoring
    • know when to walk away

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

    • 05/16/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    Presented by Stacey Nicholson of CNR Insurance

    When’s the last time you reviewed your business insurance policy?  Whether you’re just starting out, or have been in the business for years, make sure you have the insurance coverage that is right for your business.  Join us to learn more about the different types of insurance, covering employees or subcontractors, and why it is so important to be knowledgeable about your coverage.

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

    • 06/20/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    What unexpected challenges have you encountered as your business has grown?  How did you know it was time to change your business model?  Did you choose to hire employees, work with subcontractors, refer business, or are you still on the fence?  

    Bring your lessons learned or current quandaries to this month’s meeting to share and discuss.

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

    • 07/01/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    Get to know your neighboring professional organizers at local meetings this month.  We will be meeting at a local restaurant for good food and great discussions!  

    Time and location details will be added as each event is set up.

    • 08/15/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    Stay tuned for details!

    • 09/19/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD
    Our own chapter president, Laura Kavinski, presents this month’s topic.

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

    • 10/17/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD

    Please note: this is a daytime meeting.

    “It’s better to look ahead and prepare, then to look back and regret.” -Jackie Joyner-Kersee. 

    What are you doing this time of year to ensure a successful 2019?  Share your ideas with the group, and gain inspiration from your fellow members!

    **Board meeting @ 10am**

    • 11/21/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    **Board meeting @ 5:30pm**

Past events

01/17/2018 Members Only 2018 Kickoff!
11/29/2017 Associate Member Expo
10/21/2017 Finding the Balance: Home Organizing Solutions for Real Life
10/18/2017 The Organizer's Toolkit
09/20/2017 Write your business success story!
08/16/2017 Community Connections: Professional Organizers Give Back
07/19/2017 NAPO Baltimore Summer Social
06/21/2017 Upgrade your marketing materials with the latest techniques & professional photos.
05/17/2017 NAPO Baltimore Town Hall & 2017 Conference Highlights Reel Recap
04/12/2017 Ask the Senior Organizer
03/15/2017 Optimal Coaching: Co-Creating the Relationship
02/28/2017 NAPO BALTIMORE - February Neighborhood Meeting - Towson
02/14/2017 NAPO BALTIMORE - February Neighborhood Meeting - Howard County
02/08/2017 NAPO BALTIMORE - February Neighborhood Meeting - Anne Arundel County - Evening Event
02/02/2017 NAPO BALTIMORE - February Neighborhood Meeting - Anne Arundel County- Daytime Event
11/09/2016 The Associate Members' Expo
10/19/2016 Steer your clients better in the world of art & photography preservation & conservation.
09/21/2016 Why hiring a bookkeeper may be your best business decision ever.
07/20/2016 Converting prospects into clients without the 'hard sell'
06/22/2016 How to take a month long vacation and keep your business thriving!
05/25/2016 ALTERNATE LOCATION: - Business Insurance – Why You Can’t Afford to Be Working Without It & What Your Business Needs - May 25th: Arbutus Branch of the Baltimore County Library
05/18/2016 NAPO 2016 Annual Conference
04/27/2016 Chapter Meeting: Book discussion of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (part 2)
04/27/2016 SPECIAL EVENT: Book discussion of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (part 1)
04/23/2016 SPECIAL EVENT: Organizing 101 Panel - NAPO Baltimore
03/30/2016 DATE UPDATED: Building Relationships Using Social Media
02/17/2016 NAPO BOD Member, Susie Hayman, Professional Organizer & Efficiency Expert: What NAPO Can Do For You!
01/20/2016 Members Holiday Party- January
11/18/2015 Chapter Meeting: NAPO Baltimore's Associate Members Fit Us to a "T" (Associates Presentations) ** UPDATED TIME
10/21/2015 Daily Money Managers, Care Managers and Professional Organizers: Working As a Team by Presenters Lisa M. Berlin, MBA, PDMM® & Jessic Rowe, Certified Care Manager & LCSW-C
09/16/2015 Technology Tools for Time and Life Management by Laura Abell
07/22/2015 Chapter Meeting: Toolbox Tutorial for the Professional Organizer
06/17/2015 The Appraisal Roadshow, sponsored by Paradigm Experts
05/20/2015 Chapter Meeting: The Home Management Workshop for the Professional Organizer
04/22/2015 Taking Care of Yourself so you can Take Care of Business
04/15/2015 NAPO 2015 Annual Conference
03/18/2015 Nicole Chamblin: Facts, news and NAPO National Happenings
02/18/2015 Round table discussion: Getting started as a professional organizer. What works and what doesn't work.
01/21/2015 Chapter Meeting - Cancelled due to Weather - (Taking Care of Yourself so you can Take Care of Business)
12/17/2014 Members Holiday Party
11/19/2014 Dr. Elspeth N. Bell, Ph.D. Psychologist: Hoarding Disorder-Understanding and Helping
10/15/2014 Chapter Meeting (Associates Presentations)
09/03/2014 Chapter Meeting (Ebay Seller-Lynn Katzen)
07/23/2014 Chapter Meeting (Using MBTI to Better Understand Ourselves and Our Clients)
06/18/2014 Chapter Meeting (Conference Highlights)
05/28/2014 NAPO 2014 Annual Conference
05/21/2014 Chapter Meeting (Steve Black - Business Success Speaker and Trainer)
04/16/2014 Chapter Meeting (Spring Product Showcase)
03/19/2014 Chapter Meeting (Grow Your Business through Strategic Alliances & Look Good While Doing It!)
03/19/2014 Board of Directors Meeting
02/19/2014 Chapter Meeting (Discovering the "Era of Endless")
01/15/2014 Chapter Meeting ("Ask the Organizer" Panel - Corporate/Small Business Organizing and Productivity )
01/15/2014 Board of Directors Meeting
12/11/2013 Members' Holiday Party
11/13/2013 Chapter Meeting (Get A Move On!)
11/13/2013 Board of Directors Meeting
10/16/2013 Chapter Meeting (Associate Member Showcase)
09/18/2013 Chapter Meeting
09/18/2013 Board of Directors Meeting
08/21/2013 Members' Summer Social
07/17/2013 Chapter Meeting (NAPO-Baltimore is going BANANAS for WILD APRICOT!)
06/20/2013 Board of Directors Dinner
06/20/2013 Board of Directors Strategic Planning Retreat
06/19/2013 Chapter Meeting (Secrets to Success as a Professional Organizer" with Barry Izsak, CPO®)
05/15/2013 Chapter Meeting (NAPO Conference Highlights)
04/17/2013 NAPO 2013 Annual Conference
04/10/2013 Chapter Meeting (Antiques Roadshow)
03/20/2013 Chapter Meeting (Visit from NAPO National Board Member, Ellen Faye)
02/20/2013 Chapter Meeting (Professional Organizer Show and Tell)
01/16/2013 Chapter Meeting (Topic: Safety and Self Defense with Maryland Martial Arts, LLC)

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