Allison Fine

Allison Fine is a writer and activist dedicated to understanding and enhancing efforts to use new, social media tools for social change.

Ms. Fine has written several books and papers. "Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age," the winner of the Terry McAdams National Book Award, was published in 2006 by Wiley & Sons. The Case Foundation commissioned her to write a paper on young people, Millennials, and activism called "Social Citizens," and she co-edited a collection of essays, "Rebooting America," of transformative ways to reinvent 21st century democracy using new media tools.

She 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 advisor to the Personal Democracy Forum and CauseWired.

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