Christian Baier, born in 1975, graduated as social worker in 1999 from the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. He worked as community organizer in Chicago and Berlin and as development worker in a business support center in Mali, Western Africa. Additional experience he received in a project-oriented research work in the field of social finance through Europe in Brussels. His current areas of work with Socius include: editing and coordinating the internet communication of a nationwide civil-society network and implementing research activities of public programmes supporting projects of the non-profit sector in Germany.
Andreas Knoth studied Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin and completed a Master of Business Studies Degree at the UCD Dublin. He worked several years in the field of project development with various NGOs and foundations in Bosnia and Hercegowina, the US and Germany. Currently he is working as a trainer, consultant and researcher with the nonprofit consultancy socius gGmbH.