Samantha L. Beinhacker is a management consultant specializing in new business development, economic development, strategic planning, market research, and organizational capacity-building for social entrepreneurs and change-makers in the private and social sectors. Currently, she is involved in the following projects:• Programme Lead, 2008 Skoll World Forum, Skoll Centre, Said Business School, University of Oxford. Ms. Beinhacker is responsible for developing the programmatic content for the 2008 Skoll World Forum to be held at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School in March 2008. http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/skoll/forum• Director of Business Development: The Social Stock ExchangeMs. Beinhacker is responsible for developing partnerships and financial partners to develop the Social Stock Exchange which will create a platform that allows trading of shares in social enterprises on a Financial Services Authority regulated stock exchange. www.socialstockexchange.com• Co-Founder and Visionary Partner, The Story IndexMs. Beinhacker is working to develop a new concept of understanding social metrics for capital flow in the social entrepreneurial arena. www.xchangexchange/blog1From 2000-2005, Ms. Beinhacker was the founder and co-director of The Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures, a program that focused on social entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector. A collaboration of the Yale School of Management, The Goldman Sachs Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures educated nonprofits about enterprise and income generation for nonprofits, served as a mechanism for capitalizing promising profit-making business ventures with financial support, and provided intellectual capital to build the practice of social entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector at-large.A frequent speaker and lecturer, Ms. Beinhacker is coeditor of Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies (Jossey-Bass, 2004); and coauthor, with Cynthia W. Massarsky, of “Nonprofit Enterprise: Right for You?” (Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall 2002); and Enterprising Nonprofits: Revenue Generation in the Nonprofit Sector (a Yale School of Management – The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures study commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts). She currently sits on the Advisory Group of the Nonprofit Business Planning Project, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Social Enterprise Reporter. She also served on the Review Board of Fast Company’s 2006 Social Capitalist awards, and has participated as an evaluator and reader in the Echoing Green Fellowship Awards for Social Innovation and Social Change. To help further the field of social entrepreneurship, Ms. Beinhacker served on the Program Committee of the Social Enterprise Alliance 8th Annual Gathering, held in April 2007 in San Diego, California, and she served on the 7th Gathering Program Committee as well. Ms. Beinhacker earned a Bachelors of Arts magna cum laude in history from Tufts University, and spent a year during her college years studying at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, East Africa. She earned a Master’s degree in U.S. Women’s History from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Director on several nonprofit boards, including the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), the Board of Advisors to the Scojo Foundation, and the Advisory Board of IssueLab. She relocated to London, United Kingdom in March 2007.