NAPO-SFBA Chapter Meetings

NAPO-SFBA MembersNAPO-SFBA Chapter Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. Eight out of twelve monthly meetings are in-person and take place at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, with the other four meetings held via teleconference.

All members and guests are invited and encouraged to join us for a no-host dinner at 5 pm at the hotel restaurant, Vine & Grill, before each in-person chapter meeting. 

No-Host Networking Dinner at Grill & Vine 5 - 6 PM
Registration 6 - 6:30 PM
Program 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Please join your colleagues to explore new tools and approaches that can help you develop and enhance your organizing practice!

Attendance is free for all NAPO-SFBA members (you do not need to register). The guest registration fee is $30 and can be completed HERE.

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

July 12th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: Lesson's Learned From Marie Kondo's training
KonMari Consultant Trainees -- Jane Dolan, Sue Feltovich, Tricia Fidler with input from Hilary Connelly

Organizers who have experienced Marie Kondo’s training will share what they learned about the KonMari Technique and help us to understand what takeaways might be helpful for folks who have a different organizing style.

Jane Dolan

Jane founded Jane Organizes in 2008 after a 20-year stint at a Design + Build firm in San Francisco. Jane loves working with rebels and dreamers, co-creating homes they will love. The KonMari Method™ is Jane's organizing tool of choice, after drinking the elixir in 2014.

Sue Feltovich

Sue works with clients of all ages who are ready for a life-changing experience utilizing the KonMari Method™. Prior to pursuing her passion in organizing, Sue worked 30 years in the Med Tech industry. She holds design-related patents in skin grafting devices and coronary angioplasty catheters and specialized in improving processes in Research & Development departments.

Tricia Fidler

Tricia has had an eclectic career in HR and as an entrepreneur. She has completed the requirements to be a Certified KonMari™ Consultant and is the founder of Heywood Park Collective, a client focused consulting practice guiding individuals and families through the KonMari Method. She assists her clients with life transitions, downsizing, empty nesting, and curating family legacy through archival methods. 

Hilary Connelly

Hilary founded Well Kept Living in 2014 to help clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration using the KonMari Method. She has a background in corporate communications and marketing and lives in Hillsborough. 

August 9th Chapter Tele-Meeting
Topic: Tech Challenges and Solutions
Ben Rosenthal of Sustainable Computing

Though he specializes in Apple Products, his knowledge can be applicable across all platforms.  Come find out what your devices can help you accomplish and to troubleshoot some common problems.  Specific issues can be addressed … especially if you send your challenges in advance to

September 13th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: End of Life Planning 
Presenter: Audrey Billett 

Audrey Billet of A Billet Organizing is a a Board Certified Professional Organizer and End of Life Organizing Expert and will share information that we all need to know about End of Life Planning.  This program will be applicable for our work with clients as well as our personal lives.

October 11th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: How to Move Away From Hourly Billing to Increase Your Profits
Panelists: Heather Sontag

Heather Sontag of Serene Space Organizing  is assembling a panel of Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants who will share their billing styles and lead a discussion on how we can we incorporate their practices to raise our bottom line.

November 8th Chapter Tele-Meeting
Topic: TBD

December 13th Chapter In-Person Meeting

Past Meetings

June 14, 2017 - Nancy Lewellen, The Ten Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
May 10, 2017Associate Member Showcase and Volunteer Appreciation
April 12, 2017 - Ayla Lewis - The Science of Being Happy
March 10, 2017 - Amanda Kovattana and Lauren Mang: Minimalism
February 24, 2017 - "What's Trending"
January 11, 2017 - Creating Partnerships for Prosperity - Book Group & "Vendors We Recommend" Discussion
December 14, 2016 - Chapter Holiday Party
November 9, 2016 Judy Johnson - Unexpected Treasures
October 12, 2016 Emily Anderson - Making Dollars with Sense: How storytelling helps you figure out numbers and have fun with them! 
September 14, 2016 Tools of the Trade – Introducing Favorite Tools, Apps and Organizing Tricks
August 10, 2016 Michelle Powell, Residental Organizing: Holistic Home Harmony
July 13, 2016 Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA - Remember to Remember: 7 Strategies to Help Your Clients Get Things Done
June 8, 2016 Sally BergmanKatharina DressAnita Gat: Advance Planning or Crisis Management?
May 11, 2016 Volunteer Appreciation and Associate Member Showcase
April 13, 2016 Amanda Kuzak Doing Assessments to get the Organizing Project Off on the Right Foot
March 9, 2016 Elizabeth Dodson & Lisa Marks: News From NAPO National, Getting the Most of Your Membership
February 10, 2016 Lauren Mang: Understanding How to Use Social Media 
January 13, 2016 Dana Arkinzadeh, Glicel Sumagaysay, Victoria Roberts-Russell, & Tabatha Osborne: Subcontracting to Build Your Business
November 11, 2015 Sydney Metrick: Priority Planning for the Overwhelmed
October 14, 2015 Betty Jo Waxman: Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?-
September 9, 2015 Mary Lou Manlove: Color Insight
August 12, 2015 Rosie Aiello: Your Time is Your Money