In this new feature, we ask our team members some quick, fun questions to show a little spotlight on the staff that makes IMI great.
My favorite aspect of association management is:
I really love getting to know the association members. Also, watching relationships grow within the organization and members’ desires to help one another along is always inspiring.
On my desk right now:
Currently, I have a Rifle Paper Co. calendar, my bkr water bottle, a picture of my husband and I on our wedding day, today’s to-do list, and membership renewals for 2016.
My favorite blogs:
I’m a big DIY blog fan, so The House that Lars Built and Oh Happy Day are just two of my many favorites. For wise words, however, Lara Casey’s blog is my all-time favorite.
My media mix:
My husband and I joke that we’re the oldest 20-somethings you’ll ever meet. I love NPR (Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, anyone?) and anything found in the classics section on Netflix. LibriVox is great for free public domain audiobooks and Goodreads is where I go to learn what the “average” person is reading now-a-days. Also, Pinterest is certainly a guilty pleasure of mine.
What I’m reading:
I’m working my way through Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
Who to follow on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram:
I’m mostly an Instagram gal, so if you’re looking for cute cat pictures both @catandclay and @caturdaymornings are a must. @tinyatlasquarterly is great for wanderlust. @getwordwise is perfect for the English nerd in me, and @jengotch is just plain fun. Finally, @laracasey and @shereadstruth are where I go to for inspiration.
What I do when not at work:
I’m a bit of a homebody, so you can usually find me curled under a blanket with a good book or movie and a cup of tea. In addition, I love to bake, and visiting the NC Art Museum is one of my favorite Saturday afternoon activities. I have also been known to spend hours in one of my favorite local coffee shops chatting with friends.
If I weren’t in association management, I’d:
It’d be a dream to just sit around and paint all day. However, on a more serious note, I’d like to work with an organization that helps combat food inequality. The amount of food waste compared to the amount of people that regularly miss meals is disconcerting.
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne
For more about Allison, don’t forget to check out her full bio on the IMI website!