Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics is a set of principles to provide guidelines in our
professional conduct with our clients, colleagues and community. As a
member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, I pledge
to exercise judgment, self-restraint and conscience in my conduct in order
to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members
and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who
are engaged in the profession of organizing.
I will serve my clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity,
and will treat them with respect and courtesy.
I will offer services in those areas in which I am qualified and
will accurately represent those qualifications in both verbal and
When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, I will
make every effort to recommend the services of other qualified organizers
and/or other qualified professionals.
- I will advertise my services in an honest manner and will represent
the organizing profession accurately.
I will keep confidential all client information, both business and
personal, including that which may be revealed by other organizers.
I will use proprietary client information only with the client's
- I will keep client information confidential and not use it to benefit
myself or my firm, or reveal this information to others.
I will decide independently and communicate to my client in advance
my fees and expenses, and will charge fees and expenses which I deem
reasonable, legitimate, and commensurate with my experience, the services
I deliver, and the responsibility I accept.
- I will make recommendations for products and services with my client's
best interests in mind.
I will seek and maintain an equitable, honorable and cooperative
association with other NAPO members and will treat them with respect
I will respect the intellectual property rights (materials, titles,
and thematic creations) of my colleagues, and other firms and individuals,
and will not use proprietary information or methodologies without
I will act and speak on a high professional level so as to not bring
discredit to the organizing profession.