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Faithful Organizers Launch 4th Annual MARCH TOWARD SIMPLICITY Campaign
For the fourth year in a row, Faithful Organizers, an international group of Christian Professional Organizers, will be promoting their annual organizing month-long event beginning March 1st. The campaign involves a daily task to be completed to help individuals create and keep good organizing habits. Along with each task, is a daily scripture verse to inspire and motivate. Our approach to organizing differs from other Professional Organizers. Sangita Evans, the devotional director puts it this way, "Because each client is unique and their struggles and needs will differ, as Christian Organizers, we like to take that to a deeper level and make a path for our clients so they can hopefully see and hear God’s voice."
A daily blog relating to the assigned task will be posted on the Faithful Organizers Facebook page. These articles were written by various members of Faithful Organizers. In addition to these three items, an image depicting the task will be included. “Our goal is to make the campaign user-friendly so that all people seeking assistance would be encouraged to participate,” stated Kathy Meckley, the marketing representative with Faithful Organizers.
Heather Furlong joined the Faithful Organizer’s board to fill vacant slot as Director of Marketing. Ms. Furlong desires to move in an internal direction focusing more on members by using tools such as Facebook Live to grow and solidify the organization. Heather also serves as administrator to the organizations’ private Facebook page since it originated in April 2015. Ms. Furlong has been a member of Faithful Organizers since 2007.
Angela Cody was re-elected to continue serving as executive director. “Serving on the board is a way to bring God’s light to the organizing and productivity industry,” is one of her reasons for volunteering to lead Faithful Organizers. She first served on the board as Director of Technology. Virtual Devotions and Educational Webinars were begun under her guidance. During her tenure as executive director, Ms. Cody appeared on Shark Tank promoting her business concept. Her family also experienced an unplanned move from Arizona to California where she had to reopen her business. Angela’s membership began in 2008.
Lisa Dodson (member since 2015), was re-elected as Secretary, as well. Other members include Cassie Thompson, Treasurer (member since 2016), and Sangita Evans (member since 2016), Director of Education.
America Recycles Day is November 15th. As Christian organizers, Faithful Organizers' members strive to improve the quality of life in homes, offices and the environment. Recycling is a key component in the process of de-cluttering, sorting and organizing. Through the sorting process, items are set aside to be redistributed for recycling. Many times, people are tempted to simply toss the outdated electronics, the old eyeglasses, even books in the trash because they don't know what to do with them. There are resources available that will recycle even reuse these items. Stores and organizations also offer donation receipts. If you need suggestions, click here to find an organizer to help you through the process.
Here's a few places to recycle: Staples, Recycling locator, Styrofoam, what can be recycled
If you know of a store, organization, business, or group that recycles or if you have ideas on how to reuse or repurpose items, share them on our Facebook page.
Register for the virtual courseHelping Your Financially-Challenged Organizing Clientstaught by Katherine Trezise, Absolutely Organized, LLC
The virtual course is hosted by Faithful Organizers and open to Members and Non-Members to participate.
Monday November 13, 20178-9pm EST
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You may have noticed that things look a little bit different on our website. We are celebrating 25 years as a group as shown on our logo. You can read more about Our Story here.
We have made great strides in our organization in recent years. It 2014, we updated our logo to reflect our faith in our Savior. That same year we updated and expanded our website so visitors to our website could do their own search for members and speakers. Also, potential members can apply online.
We have expanded our board of directors to include marketing and treasurer directors. With the availability of technology, Faithful Organizers now has a Facebook page where daily tips, inspirations and humor are posted. Our “likes” grow every month.
We have expanded our memberships services to include monthly virtual meetings, a private Facebook page for members only, a monthly newsletter and, as always, a monthly devotional.
Eileen Koff, CPO to Conduct Faithful Organizers Webinar
Certified Professional Organizer Eileen Koff will be conducting a Faithful Organizers webinar based on her book “Organize His Way – A Christ-Centered Approach to Organizing Your Life” beginning February 21, 2017. The course will run for 6 weeks. Her book published in 2014 by Redemption Press, has already been taught in several national locations and continues to inspire both readers and teachers. This class is open to members and non-members. To register, to go the link below.
Eileen became a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) in 1998. That same year she founded her professional organizing company "To The Next Level". For nearly a decade, Eileen served as NAPO's Publication Chair, editor of the NAPO News and Communication Project Head for the Education Committee. In 2007 she became a board-certified professional organizer. Eileen holds a Level II Specialist Certificate with the Institute of Challenging Disorganization. Her long-standing emphasis on eco-friendly solutions for her clients led her to receive the "Best Green Service" award by NAPO-LA in 2013. Eileen was the Devotion and Prayer Director for Faithful Organizers for many years and is a columnist for Just Between Us, a Christian women's magazine.