august 2018

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President's Message

Hi everyone. I hope you are all having a fun and productive summer. 

The NAPO Virtual Chapter's website is being overhauled. Jane Cole and Alyssa Trosclair have spent marathon sessions working on it so our central resource is easier to navigate.

Have you registered yet for NAPO 2019? Early bird price with option to pay 50% down and 50% by December 31 ends August 31. After that, registration is at full price. Check it out at Each year at conference, our Virtual Chapter has a wonderful get-together where we get a chance to see everyone in person. Hope to see you there! 

June Carter, GYST* Solutions
President, NAPO Virtual Chapter



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Welcome New Members & More

New Members

Please join us in welcoming our 
newest NAPO VC members for the month of July 2018:

Audrey Lavine, CPO® - Life Support Systems - New York, NY

Charlotte Ceier - SinCeierly Organized - Purcellville, VA



All NAPO VC members, new and current, and guests are invited to join the NAPO VC Member Orientation, an interactive conference call. Learn about our Virtual Chapter website, CEUs, VC POINT, and more.  Bring your questions!

The next orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 7:00 PM ET.  Click on the "Meetings" tab of NAPO - Virtual Chapter and find the Orientation GoToWebinar link to register for this Virtual Chapter event.  

Kudos and Congrats

Do you have exciting news about you and your business that you would like to share? Let me know at so we can celebrate it with our Virtual Chapter members in the Kudos & Congrats section of our newsletter.

Let's Promote the Virtual Chapter!

Do you know a NAPO member who is not a member of a chapter?  Let them know about the benefits of our Virtual Chapter membership and encourage them to join us. Direct them to our About Us page. Right now, new members can join for $30 (plus a $10 fee.) Where can you get a deal like that!

Please don't hesitate to call or email me or any of our board members if you have any questions about the Virtual Chapter. We'll do our best to answer them!

Jane Cole, CPO® 
Happy Home Organizing Solutions LLC 
Membership Director, NAPO Virtual Chapter



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Kudos & Congrats


Congratulations to our Virtual Chapter members who are achieving excellent things. They're writing articles, being quoted, writing books and much more. Check it out!

Congrats go to. . .

Debbie Rosemont - Golden Circle 15 years

Karen Duncan -
Golden Circle 5 years

Kate Brown -
Golden Circle 15 years

Barbara Phelan -
Golden Circle 15 years

Laura Kavinsky -
Attained her Residential Certificate and Life Transitions Certificate
AND... her post on NAPO's Get Organized Blog
Organization & Productivity While Traveling

If you have something to celebrate, please email Let us know! 
Sorry, we can't post promotional announcements.


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It’s the Summer of Connections

Are you traveling this summer, but still have business on your mind?
The NAPO Virtual Chapter is excited to promote connections and learning between its members with a contest just for you.

As you plan your summer escape, why not also plan to connect with a NAPO Virtual Chapter member in your vacation location. Here’s how it works:

1. After you plan your travels, go to the Virtual Chapter website and find a member who lives in your destination location.

2. Contact your fellow chapter member and schedule a date to meet while you are in town.

3. Have coffee, lunch, or something to get to know each other.

4. Maybe…Win a prize!

The contest will run between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 28–Sept 3) only for members of NAPO’s Virtual Chapter. To win, you must snap a photo (or make a video) of your meeting and let us know what you learned from each other by posting your experience on the Virtual Chapter’s Facebook group, Facebook page, or POINT community. Here are some talking points we think everyone would like to hear.

1. How you started your organizing and productivity business.

2. What makes your business unique.

3. The business challenges in your location.

4. What your plan is for the future.

The couple who connects from the farthest away will win a 2019 Virtual Chapter Membership!

The contest ends at midnight on Labor Day (September 3, 2018) and winners will be announced the next day. Distance traveled is determined with the address used for your NAPO account.

For questions about the contest, contact Lea Gallagher at
Here’s to a great Summer of Connections!


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Tech Tip

Two-Factor Authentication

If you aren't familiar with two-factor authentication (2FA), you want to be. It's an extra layer of security used to confirm your identify when logging onto online accounts by requiring, in addition to your username and password, another piece of information—usually a code number texted to your smartphone.

One of the email newsletters I consistently read is CMIT Solutions' Weekly Technology Tip. Their July 24 newsletter reminded me of the importance of 2FA, and more importantly, pointed me to a great resource——where you can search for specific instructions on how to turn on two-factor authentation at various sites. I just did it for my PayPal account and for LinkedIn.

Submitted by Susan Kousek, Balanced Spaces, LLC

If you have a great tech tip you would like to share with your fellow Virtual Chapter members, click here to submit your tip. If you're not already logged in, do so and select Surveys from the menu on the left.


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Have You Heard?

There's a new way to search for past VC programs! Thanks to Angela Turner, our volunteer Education Archivist, you can now search for monthly meetings by topic using keywords. You’ll find this new list of Past Meetings by Topic. Login to, click on “Resources” and then on “Education Archive”!

If you missed NAPO 2018 Annual Conference, get ready for NAPO 2019



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Upcoming Meeting Information


August 13, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (Eastern)

Venue - GoToWebinar 
ADD, Digital organization, Technology



August 20, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern)

Click the link below to register and receive GoToWebinar information.

Join Us For Orientation!


September 10, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (Eastern)

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