Futurist ｜Feminist ｜ Activist
"Our charge right now is to focus on what we do best: Being creative and generous people, and fearlessly leading organizations that solve problems and serve people well." Allison Fine, Matterness
When power moves from institutions to individuals, good things happen.
Giving people real power to shape their lives and communities has been the focus of all my work. This requires listening deeply to what people need and want and giving them the tools to shape their own lives. I work collaboratively to build strong networks of people and organizations.
I am a pioneer in the use of digital technology for social good, writing one of the first books on the topic and helping to create an entirely new field of online activism.
I’ve written three books with this central theme: Matterness: Fearless Leadership for a Social World, the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, and co-author of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit.
I am the chair of the national board of NARAL: Pro Choice America Foundation.
I've spoken around the world and coached hundreds of organizations. Advised national foundations and nonprofits. Served on and chaired national boards with millions of members.
I founded the Network of Elected Women, an effort to enable elected women around the country achieve their goals.
I hope you get the idea: I like to go big!
That's why I'm running for Congress: visit my campaign page to learn more.