About the Author
llison Fine is a social entrepreneur and writer dedicated to helping grassrootsorganizations and activists successfully im-plement social change efforts. She authoredthe book “Momentum: Igniting SocialChange in the Connected Age” (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2006), which won the Alliancefor Nonprofit Management’s erry McAdamBook Award and an Axiom BusinessBook Award. As a Senior Fellow on the Democracy eamat Demos: A Network for Ideas & Actionin New York City, Allison researches and writes about the future of social changeand civic engagement in the digital age.Her articles have been published in
The Boston Globe
San Jose Mercury News
San Francisco Chronicle
. She is alsoa frequent contributor to the
Personal Democracy Forum
The Chronicleof Philanthropy
. Allison served as the CEO of the E-VolveFoundation in 2004-2005, and was thefounder and Executive Director of Innova-tion Network, Inc., from 1992-2004.She currently serves on the board of direc-tors of Just Vision, a nonprofit organizationthat increases awareness about Palestinianand Israeli non-violent, civilian-led effortsto build a base for peace in the Middle East;and OneWebDay, an annual celebration of the Internet.
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