NAPO-St. Louis History
The St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO-St. Louis), the 24th NAPO Chapter, was officially established in 2006. The groundwork was laid through informal meetings of local organizers that took place in 2005.
In its first year, NAPO-St. Louis attracted 25 Industry Members and 2 Business Partners. Today, NAPO-St. Louis has 37 Professional and Provisional Members and 12 Business Partners.
NAPO-St. Louis Mission
To connect individuals in the St. Louis and surrounding communities with trusted experts in the field of organizing through our referral network, public awareness events and educational initiatives.
To connect St. Louis area professional organizers with one another in the spirit of education, professional growth, mutual support and camaraderie.
NAPO's Anti-Discrimination Statement
NAPO does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.As an Association, We Believe that the success of NAPO’s mission to be the leading source for Organizing and Productivity professionals relies on the collective efforts of our members of all races, religions, backgrounds, ages, abilities, beliefs, gender identities, and orientations. NAPO welcomes, supports, and celebrates the diversity of people who are drawn to our profession and our Association.
NAPO's We Believe Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As Professionals, We Believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive professional organization drives innovation within our Association, builds successful businesses, and delivers cultural competency in our work with the communities we serve.
As Members, We Believe our members should feel valued for their talents and experience, recognized for their contributions, and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to participate in NAPO and our industry.
As a Community, We Believe that when people feel appreciated and included, they will be more creative, collaborative, innovative, and successful. We Believe that treating each other with respect and kindness in our words and actions builds community within our Association and enriches us all.