Allison studies and writes about the intersection of social media and social change. She is the author of the award-winning book Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age (Wiley & Sons, 2006). Her latest book, The Networked Nonprofit (Wiley & Sons, 2010), co-authored with Beth Kanter, was an immediate best-seller. She is a Senior Fellow on the Democracy Team at Demos: A Network for Change and Action in New York City. In 2008, she published a paper on young people and activism commissioned by the Case Foundation call Social Citizensbeta, and edited a collection of essays, Rebooting America, about 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. Allison was the Founder and Executive Director of Innovation Network, Inc. from 1992-2004 providing program planning and evaluation support for nonprofits and foundation. She served as the C.E.O. of The E-Volve Foundation in 2004-2005. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and New York University.