Finding "Aha" Moments in the Connected Age
Allison Fine is the author of the new book Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age which has recently been awarded the McAdam Book Award!! The annual award is given by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management to a newly published book that is inspirational and useful as well as makes substantial contribution to nonprofit management.
Allisoin Fine has been a successful nonprofit entrepreneur at local and national levels for more than 15 years successfully starting new organizations, raising funds, building organizational collaborations and helping to lead a sea change in the way that nonprofit organizations organize themselves and successfully engage their communities in social change efforts.
She consistently works towards her strong belief in the need for reducing barriers to participation in community life. Attempting to unravel the mysteries of how, when and why citizens are involved and engaged in community and governmental affairs continues to be the focus of her work.
In 1992 she started a national nonprofit, Innovation Network, Inc. (InnoNet), dedicated to teaching and expanding the use of participatory methods for ongoing learning and improvement by activist organizations. If you are interested in planning and evaluation tools, information and connecting with others wrestling with these issues, go to www.innonet.org.
In 2004, she became the C.E.O. of the E-Volve Foundation. E-Volve provides seed grants for online democracy and activism efforts. More recently she has focused on writing and public speaking focused on increasing civic participation by harnessing the power of digital technology.
She and her husband Scott have three children, Max, Zack and Jack. They live on the banks of the Hudson River in Irvington, NY. You can find out more about Allison on her website at: www.afine.us