NAPO-SFBA Chapter Meetings 
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NAPO-SFBA Chapter Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. NAPO-SFBA holds 12 chapter meetings a year, 8 in person and 4 via teleconference. See our events page for meeting locations and schedule. 

General Agenda for Monthly Chapter Meetings: 

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

For meetings conducted at the Westin Hotel (March, May, October, December), 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. 

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). 


 November 14, 2018 - TELEMEETING via Zoom
6:30 - 8:00pm

TOPIC: "How Resolving Grief Can Help People Release Clutter and Get On With Their Lives”
SPEAKER: Tina Kopko, LMFT, Grief Recovery Specialist (Berkeley)

Tina will discuss how unresolved grief can exacerbate the hoarding behaviors of our clients, and make it even harder for them to let go of materials things. In this presentation, you’ll learn:

  •  How to identify unresolved grief;
  •  How to help a client name what they are grieving and their complex mix of feelings about losses from the past; and
  •  How to negotiate ways to make progress on your project without ignoring grief and loss;
  •  About the difference between grief counseling and the Grief Recovery Method;
  •  Some key things to say to a client to help them tap into a desire to recover, and
  •  Know where to find resources for grief recovery.

Tina Kopko is a licensed MFT and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, with a private practice in Berkeley. In 2006, she earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Transpersonal Psychology, from the Holistic School of Graduate Studies at JFK University in Pleasant Hill, CA. In her private practice, she works most often with clients on issues ranging from depression, anxiety, life transitions, healing from shame, developing one’s authentic voice, grief and loss, and life transitions.

Ms. Kopko is a Practitioner-in-Training of Somatic Experiencing® (Peter Levine), which is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders. She is on track to becoming a Certified SE Practitioner by 2021. 

In 2014, after a string of impactful losses, Ms. Kopko became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® through The Grief Recovery Institute®. She uses The Grief Recovery Method® in her 8-week grief support groups in North Oakland, CA, which are open to anyone grieving any type of loss. She can also facilitate this process in 1-on-1 meetings, either in person or online. 

Ms. Kopko is also a supervisor of MFT trainees at Heart In Balance, a community-based, low-fee counseling center in Oakland, CA. 

You can find out more about Ms. Kopko here:,

 Facebook: TinaKopkoGriefSupport 

LinkedIn: Tina Kopko




 Chapter Members do not need to register





 October 10, 2018 - Data Management & The Professional Organizer
Contact Capture and CRM with Patricia Dwyer, Digital Chaos Control – comparing Insightly, Evernote and Contactually.
Scan documents with OCR with Jesse Sondheimer, Teaching and Taming Technology – featured solution is Adobe Acrobat.
Backup Options with David Casuto, SF Tech Training – Backup solutions include Google drive, Time Machine, One Drive and Carbonite.

September 12, 2018 - POP-up Event - Overcoming Fear of Difficult Conversations and Public Speaking with Lee Glickstein
Chapter Meeting - How to turn your clients into Raving Fans with Sue Brooke

August 8, 2018 - Loulena Miles and Richard Fivis: "10 Things a Professional Organizer needs to know about estate planning and fiduciary services."
July 21, 2018 - SPARK SF Picnic

June 13, 2018 PopUp! Event - Unpacking Partnerships, Chapter Meeting - Wine Organizing

May 9, 2018 - Business Partner Showcase, Volunteer Appreciation and Meet the New Board
April 11, 2018 - Peter Walsh in Conversation with Nancy Castelli

March 14, 2018 -Kick off Spring with Bay Home & Window and Remoov
February 7, 2018 - "Managing Resistance - Getting Our Clients to Yes" Dana Arkinzadeh, CPO  of DMA Organizing and Tammy Jo Borosky, C-SMM of Clear Organizing
January 10, 2018 - Bridging the Gap with Virtual Organizing

December 13, 2017 - 30th Anniversary Kick-Off and End of Year Celebration
November 8, 2017 - Managing The Perils Of Your Organizing Profession with Vickie Roberts & Dr. Christina Alba

October 11, 2017 - How to Move Away from Hourly Billing to Increase Your Profits
September 13, 2017 - Audrey Billet; End of Life Planning 
August 9, 2017 - Ben Rosenthal; Technology Tips for Professional Organizers
July 12, 2017 - Jane Dolan, Sue Feltovich, Tricia Fidler, Hilary Connelly; Lesson's Learned From Marie Kondo's training
June 14, 2017 - Nancy Lewellen; The Ten Common Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
May 10, 2017 - Associate 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

For previous years, click here