Allison Fine

allison-headshotAllison Fine writes about this explosive intersection of social media and social causes in her award-winning book, Momentum:  Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age (Wiley & Sons, 2006).

She is a Senior Fellow on the Democracy Team at Demos:  A Network for Change and Action in New York City, Allison’s research and writing focuses on the intersection of social media and social change.  She has recently published a paper on young people and activism commissioned by the Case Foundation, Social Citizens, and edited a collection of essays, Rebooting America, of transformative ways to reinvent 21st century democracy using new media tools.

Allison hosts a monthly podcast for the Chronicle of Philanthropy called Social Good and writes her own blog, A. Fine Blog. She is also a Senior Editor at the Personal Democracy Forum. Her articles have been published in the Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Personal Democracy Forum, Alternet and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Allison served as the CEO of The E-Volve Foundation in 2004-2005, and was the Founder and Executive Director of Innovation Network, Inc. from 1992-2004.  She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and New York University, and was a Trustee and Fire and Police Commissioner of Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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