NABPO started the summer of 2017, when founding member Naeemah Ford Goldson had an idea to have brunch with some fellow organizers from a Facebook group (Professional Organizing Sisters). Her goal was to gather and connect with other women of color in the organizing and productivity field in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Several organizers from the group attended this meet & greet opportunity in search for other professionals in the area like them to learn from, share experiences, and knowledge with one another. After the event, several decided to meet again to discuss how they could collaborate on future projects. This eventually formed the professional group known as Ebony & Orderly; a collaboration of premier professional organizers of color which holds conferences, professional development courses, speaking engagements and so much more. Ebony & Orderly not only provides professional organizing and productivity solutions to clients with organizing needs, their goal is to:
" RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIVING AN ORGANIZED LIFE TO THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE."
The ladies enjoyed their connection so much, that they wanted to create a safe and comfortable environment for like-minded professionals of color to connect, network, and support each other. So in 2017, the National Association of Black Professional Organizers (NABPO) was established.
NABPO Founding Members (from left to right )
Naeemah Ford Goldson, Carolyn Rogers, Tiffany Blassingame, Zamare Hill, Naomi Kyalo, Dina R. Smith
From its humble beginnings, NABPO has grown from its six founding members to nearly 100 members from all over the United States.
NABPO stands to be the network for organizers of color with an array of organizing specialties with background in mental health, education, counseling, finance, healthcare, engineering and more! NABPO stands as one and unites Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists of color to:
LEARN SHARE GROW
NABPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NABPO has a governing board of directors to help create efficiency in the work that NABPO does for its members and community . In addition to highlighting sound practices and procedures for the organization, the NABPO board members assist in committee leadership, professional development programs for members, membership, and growing the organization in a responsible and ethical manner.
Current Board Members