Our Promise & Personality
220&Change is a gathering place where like-minded people can connect with others that share their values. Ideas grow and become real when they are bounced from one person to another - our building creates serendipitous connections for those ideas to grow. People create meaningful connections here, because they know that the person sitting next to them is someone here for the same reasons they are.
220 & Change is where the action is. Where the real conversations happen. It’s where different backgrounds, sectors, and political camps come together; throw out the pretense, the hierarchy and the ego; lose their jackets, roll up their sleeves, and create some genuine, refreshing change.
Everybody’s welcome, but they’d better be ready to muck in, get their hands dirty, and have a great time doing it. We work in here, we commit. We produce results.
220 & Change is also a powerful switchboard connecting unlikely allies in the race to improve lives, protect our environment, and build a better tomorrow. It’s the bright corner with a roaring fireplace and passionate raised voices, where we can escape the rain and feel the pulse of new beginnings.
Great things happen when you seat the right mix of people at the table. Surprises too. People are intrigued, and perhaps a little intimidated by the sense that there’s a rich experience in here that they might be missing out on. What are you guys up to in there? How do I get a seat?
220 & Change is meant to be conversational, contemporary and fresh, not old school.
There is potential to the play with the suffix – Sustainability & Change, Meet Here & Change, etc.
It conveys something extra, something more than what you pay for, that you arrive here “& Change happens.” It’s active – Change is happening in here NOW. Everyone here is asking a little bit more of themselves.
Built in 1907, the Masin’s Furniture Building is an extensively renovated, family owned, 29,000 square foot anchor in the community.
It is classic and industrial – exposed brick and metal, massive wooden beams and pillars – made modern. Sweeping staircase, high ceilings, open spaces and lots of glass connecting those in the building. Elegant and unpolished.
Bainbridge Graduate Institute offers educational programs in sustainable business, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship. BGI was the first school to offer an MBA in Sustainable business. Founded in 2002, BGI offers evening and weekend MBA and Certificate programs that thoroughly integrate environmental and social responsibility into every subject of the traditional core business curriculum.
Impact Hub is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in. We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at the intersection of both for-profit and nonprofit worlds, and a diverse selection of programming to guide our members with the tools they need to build their venture. Our community helps entrepreneurs and businesses consider the social and environmental impact of their business practices, while also pushing philanthropists and nonprofits to become self-sustaining through collaboration and more efficient business models.
Social Venture Partners builds powerful relationships among people and organizations that are out to make our world a better place. With a network of more than 2,700 engaged donors in 30+ cities, they cultivate effective philanthropists, fund and strengthen nonprofits, and invest in collaborative solutions to critical social challenges.