BrickRose Exchange

We provide a space for social impact entrepreneurs, community organizations, and local residents to bring culture and events.

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Project Ends on September 30, 2018

Project Description

We provide a space for social impact entrepreneurs, community organizations, and residents in Baltimore. 

WHY

The BrickRose Exchange is an event space designed for social impact entrepreneurs, community organizers, and residents in Baltimore where they can  test their products and services without entering into long-term lease agreements, learn new skills and information from others who have succeeded and failed in their endeavors, and discuss issues affecting the community and how to take action.
 

The core of our business model is to offset the continued impact of a strong economy and the real estate impacts to our communities.  As development continues in cities across America, local businesses, organizations (profit and non-profit alike), and residents are often left behind and forgotten. The culminating effect is that these groups are usually priced out and pushed out of our neighborhoods.
 

We believe in the balance of commerce, community, and culture like a triangle with each of these values sitting at one point. This physical space will serve as a response to gentrification. It is essential to build a dynamic network of members, partners, and sponsors who want to see cities like Baltimore thrive.

HOW

We will provide an ecosystem of online and offline tools and resources to help our members take back their neighborhoods and preserve their culture through professional and personal development and networking. 

BrickRose Exchange is a 900 square foot space for pop-up shops, professional and personal events, and community meetings in Canton. We offer services that make it easy for people to be change agents who transform the entities they lead.

The floorplans and photographs are representative of the space; the renderings are suggestive of improvements.

WHY CANTON?

It is time to bring back culture to this neighborhood. In the 2000s, the long-standing copper industry moved out and the boom of new development bought housing and marinas along the waterfront.  According to 2010 Census data, the racial makeup of Canton was 90.8% White, 3.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. 

We are creating a physical space where you can collaborate, connect, and do business with other like-minded people. 

The foyer space will serve programming such as:

- Training and workshops

- Meetings

- Pop-up shops

- Cultural, educational, and social events

A portion of this back-end space will be used to build a private, closed-door conference room, storage room, and an on-site attendant office. 

The entire floor will be ADA-compliant to ensure all have access to and can navigate freely throughout the space.  

We think about our purpose in three ways:

  1. Offer valuable services and resources that help members move the needle in their business entities and community to do something impactful.
  2. Include diversity partners and supporters in the ecosystem, while ensuring they see a return on their investment.
  3. Be a beacon of hope for those that strive to bring various stakeholders together to build and maintain meaningful relationships.

MEMBERSHIP

A SEAT AT THE TABLE MEMBERSHIP ($100/annual)

We are offering 125 founding memberships at $100 per year or a 50% discount off the normal annual rate of $200. Once founding memberships are gone, standard memberships will cost $200 per year.

This membership is for people and organizations in the Baltimore city and county area, as well as groups who want to hold events, do business in the city, or access a hub of valuable information in one place from anywhere in the world.

SCHOLARSHIP MODEL 

We believe in philanthropy and giving people opportunities to improve their lives. Our 5-for-1 scholarship model will grant free membership to people in the community who meets specific socioeconomic needs. For every five paid members, we will fund one full scholarship.

SPECIFICS OF MEMBERSHIP

Founding memberships provides complete access to all programming scheduled by BrickRose staff; including a content calendar with 16+ events featuring a mix of professional coaching and training workshops, cultural, educational, and social events, as well as, seasonal themed-mixers.

In addition, members can:

- rent event space

- attend other members' events

- access funding information such as pitch competitions, grants, and loans

- access partner and sponsor discounted content

- access membership database

- influence programming and suggest speakers

- be promoted on the BrickRose Exchange network

 

 

BrickRose Exchange offers services that make it easier for its members to stay connected with the community. We have designed our services around the resources we wish we had during the start-up phases of our businesses and in our careers. 

 

 

We offer a rich calendar of programming and events featuring members, partners, supporters, and invited guests. Learning opportunities for personal and professional growth include:

  • Professional coaching and training workshops: programming content will cover topics as wide and diverse as Pitching 101: Get the Bag!, Food Etiquette for Aspiring Moguls, Fundraising, Get Paid to Speak, and How to Tell Better Stories in Your Marketing.
  • Cultural, educational, and social events. Topics covered include: virtual/augmented reality and other emerging technologies, open mic, arts, music, film documentaries, discussions, etc. Ideas include Back In My Day, a storytime series with Baltimore's oldest residents and Squeegee Boys: From Street Hustler to Modern Entrepreneur, a mindset-shifting workshop.
  • Seasonal themed-mixers sponsored by partners and sponsors designed to help members grow their professional network.
  • Access to other members' events (*any cost is set by the member host): pop-up shops, signature events, and community meetings.
  • Access to information about funding resources such as pitch competitions, grants, and loans.
  • Access to partner and sponsor content e.g. private classes and content with our partners and sponsors for a discounted rate.
  • Access to BrickRose Exchange Network: find professional and personal connections to grow.
  • Opportunity to influence programming: give feedback and nominate speakers for events and training.
  • Access to resources and tools. For instance, add your podcast, YouTube channel, and IG TV channel to the BrickRose Exchange Network (coming 2019), a hub to highlight communication channels of members.

 

This has been an exciting endeavor to take on. The opportunity of securing the location and starting this effort has not been a walk in the park. We are so proud of the work we have done in our respective careers and businesses. Now, it is time to pool our expertise and resources together to fulfill a bigger purpose. 

We just need your help. 

Brickhouse Exchange is built on the foundation of commerce, community, and culture. And, it only makes to rally people who want to take an active role in standing up for local businesses, organizations, and residents who work and live in Baltimore.

The money raised through this iFundWomen campaign will be used to open BrickRose Exchange, fund the interior and exterior renovations, and set up the needed systems and tools to manage the space, membership, and online training material.  
 

The power of BrickRose Exchange lies with the community, so we decided to turn to a platform like iFundWomen to get the job done.

BrickRose Exchange was founded by two women. We are Bianca J. Jackson, a digital marketing and tech entrepreneur, and Lynne Goines, a food entrepreneur, fundraising and event planning expert. 
 

We both come with a background in corporate America; however,  we realized that the world we were trying to make a difference in was not built for everyday people, and we decided it was time to build a new one. We are driven by a cause more substantial than us as individuals – we are driven by creating a space that will impact lives today and generations to come.
 

 

CONTRIBUTE.

By supporting this campaign, you’re not only helping us open the doors, but you’re also helping social impact entrepreneurs, community organizers, and residents who are motivated by a passion to see the city of Baltimore thrive.

 

 SHARE.

Help turn this into a movement by spreading the word. Whether it’s by email, social media, or carrier pigeon, your voice will go a long way. Please share this campaign with the official hashtag #BaltimoreSpaceForAll.

 

 JOIN.

Follow us on Instagram at BrickRoseExchange or sign up for our email list.

We are committed to this work. Together, we can provide a platform for communities to be heard and not be left behind. You, too, can be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Thank you so much for contributing and sharing #BaltimoreSpaceForAll campaign.


Your support is greatly appreciated so we can continue to serve and support the community, organizations, and projects.
 

* Special thanks to Sy Cabodevilla for designing the BrickRose Exchange logo and brand guidelines and to BrandMarket Pro for designing the BrickRose Exchange website.

 

In gratitude,

BrickRose team, advisors, and future members

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who is the membership for?
    Any social impact entrepreneur, community organizer, and local resident who wants to share their ideas with others in Baltimore or take part of an online community with a variety of resources to better themselves and the entities they serve.
  • Who can rent the space? 
    Space is only rented to vetted members. 
  • Will I meet influential people to affect change in my business, organization, or community? 
    Networking is all about what you put into it. We can put you in a physical room or digital space with influencers. It's up to you to make the connection happen.
Yolan John
09/19/2018
A Seat at the Table Membership
$100
09/19/2018
The Clique
$10
Bernard L. Crosby
09/16/2018
Change the Game
$40
Trinadh Chandu Moganti
09/16/2018
Monetary Contribution
$1
Danny Shaw
09/15/2018
Stick It To Me
$25
Francina Osoria
09/14/2018
Get to Work
$35
LaNysha T Adams
09/14/2018
A Seat at the Table + Half Day (5 hours)
$250
Ensentious
09/14/2018
A Seat at the Table + 2 hrs space rental
$150
Christine VP
09/14/2018
Get to Work
$35
Vernon W.
09/14/2018
The Clique
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
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$10
The Clique

Get your name added to the website.

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10 Supporters
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$20
Stick It To Me

Get this limited edition sticker sheet, designed by local Baltimore artist, Dez Carter, and your name added to the website as a supporter. Themes: My Block Is Hot, Proud Activist, Rose in the Concrete, Everyday I’m Crushing It, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, and Do It For Culture + Community

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$35
Get to Work

Join the October 9, 2018, 8 p.m. EST. one-hour Zoom webinar training, How to Stand Out on LinkedIn: JobSeeker Edition with Bianca J. Jackson, LinkedIn guru. Bianca will share her secrets on how she increased her following from 1,200 to 32K followers in one year and landed her last job with the help of LinkedIn.  * The webinar will be recorded.

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$40
Change the Game

Purchase a t-shirt, designed by local Baltimore designer, Nicole Hart, to inspire yourself to not accept the status quo. Your name will be added to the website as a supporter.

 

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$70
Game Changer

Get a t-shirt, sticker sheet, name on the website, and a special one-inch "Save Culture Create Community" button.

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$150
A Seat at the Table + 2 hrs space rental

Space is rented to vetted members. 2 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs. Priced separately, it will be $300 ($100 space + $200 for annual membership)

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$250
A Seat at the Table + Half Day (5 hours)

Space is rented to vetted members. 5 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs. Priced separately, it will be $450 ($250 space + $200 for annual membership)

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$500
A Seat at the Table+ Full Day (10 hours)

Space is rented to vetted members. 10 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs. Priced separately, it will be $700 ($500 space + $200 for annual membership)

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$1,000
A Seat at the Table + Full Day + Promo

Space is rented to vetted members. 10 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs.

whatever your organizational needs.

Plus, a promo package with a spot as a guest on the upcoming podcast launching 2019 (only 10 spots available for the first season), promotional LinkedIn post to 32K LinkedIn followers, and three social media posts.

Priced separately, at $700 ($500 space + $200 for annual membership + $750 for promo pack).

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$1,500
LinkedIn All-Star

This two-month package is specifically designed for business owners and community leaders.

- Receive a customized report with recommendations to achieve your strategic goals for LinkedIn profile. The report will include sample copy to take your profile from boring and uninspiring to attracting your target audience

- Too busy to update it yourself? No problem, we will do it for you.

- Get lead generation consulting via LinkedIn to attract your next client, partners, or investor and assistance developing with your Trident strategy (content, growth, and engagement).

Learn how to increase your LinkedIn followers.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $1500. All-Star Treatment will be $2000 when campaign is over.

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$2,000
Show Me the Money

Need help raising capital or sponsorship money for your event? 

Founder Lynne Goines is adept at managing endowments, major gifts, and sponsorships portfolio of 100 annual and new relationships yielding in $10,000 to $15 million dollars raised in capital. 

This two-month package is specifically designed for businesses and organizations.

YOU:

- Get a consultation and help to develop your fundraising plan.

- Receive copy-editing of your sponsorship packages and suggested recommendations on how to increase the return on investments for sponsors.

- Obtain coaching on how to make the sale, negotiate terms, and find hidden money in your network.

Learn how to have your sponsors begging to come back (repeat sponsors) and help champion your brand.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $2000. The starting price for this service will be $3000 when campaign is over.

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$2,500
Move the Crowd

Founder Bianca Jackson is an experienced public speaker with insights on LinkedIn, Branding/Marketing, Project Management, Career Development, Leadership, Women in Tech, Virtual & Augmented Reality.

Bianca's brief bio: LinkedIn guru, entrepreneur, award-winning IT project manager (includes a Pulitzer prize for a VR product), and a service organizer executive leader.

YOU: Get a one hour Keynote or Training Workshop.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $2500 includes travel. Keynote or Training will be $3000 when campaign is over.

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$2,500
It’s Handled

Need the Olivia Pope of high-profile event planning? Look no further.

Founder Lynne Goines has planned events involving global world leaders, former U.S. Presidents, Fortune 500 executives, and celebrities from concept to close-out. Her expertise includes contract negotiation, event execution, marketing and sales, venue and restaurant operations, menu design and catering, human resources, project management, and copywriting and editing.

Lynne’s brief bio: Foodpreneur, event planning expert, highly sought after fund development strategist, and a restaurant manager.

This three-month pre-event package is specifically designed for businesses and organizations.

YOU: 

  • Get a comprehensive event consultation to explain the planning and coordination process
  • Advice on how to customize your event and staying within your budget
  • Assistance with site-selection and securing the event venue
  • Receive help tackling the trickiest elements of event negotiations such as concessions for hotels, valets, and air travel.
  • Identify the right pricing strategy for your event whether it is ticketed or free to take into account set up, swag, food and beverage, and entertainment.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $2500 does not include travel or on-site logistics. The starting price for this service is $3000 when campaign is over. 

  • Need on-site help too? Let’s talk.
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$5,000
Podcast Hero

YOU:

Sponsor one season (10 episodes) of the Bianca J. Jackson podcast that will air 20 episodes throughout 2019. The podcast will be added to the BrickRose Exchange Network, distributed through multiple podcast channels, and promoted to Bianca's 32K LinkedIn and 2K email subscribers. Receive an intro promo for each episode in your season. Become a featured co-anchor for one episode. You'll be listed as a sponsor on the website.

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$7,500
Life of the Party

YOU:

Host one themed mixer event for our members and special invited guests, our in-house event planner, Lynne Goines, will help you with the details. Receive a one-minute promo at the kick-off mixer for members. Send promotional materials to be distributed to mixer attendees. You'll be listed as a sponsor on the website.

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$10,000
Put Your Name On It

YOU:

Your contribution will build a conference room as a private meeting room. Perfect for empowered conversations for smaller crew startups. Your partnership will be honored in the dedication of the room, you will be identified as the 2019 sponsor of the BrickRose Exchange Network with a 1-minute promo video, and highlighted as the main sponsor on the website. Have your promotional materials available in the space all-year long.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Contribute
$10
The Clique

Get your name added to the website.

490 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Stick It To Me

Get this limited edition sticker sheet, designed by local Baltimore artist, Dez Carter, and your name added to the website as a supporter. Themes: My Block Is Hot, Proud Activist, Rose in the Concrete, Everyday I’m Crushing It, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, and Do It For Culture + Community

94 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Get to Work

Join the October 9, 2018, 8 p.m. EST. one-hour Zoom webinar training, How to Stand Out on LinkedIn: JobSeeker Edition with Bianca J. Jackson, LinkedIn guru. Bianca will share her secrets on how she increased her following from 1,200 to 32K followers in one year and landed her last job with the help of LinkedIn.  * The webinar will be recorded.

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Change the Game

Purchase a t-shirt, designed by local Baltimore designer, Nicole Hart, to inspire yourself to not accept the status quo. Your name will be added to the website as a supporter.

 

16 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$70
Game Changer

Get a t-shirt, sticker sheet, name on the website, and a special one-inch "Save Culture Create Community" button.

22 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
A Seat at the Table + 2 hrs space rental

Space is rented to vetted members. 2 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs. Priced separately, it will be $300 ($100 space + $200 for annual membership)

22 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
A Seat at the Table + Half Day (5 hours)

Space is rented to vetted members. 5 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs. Priced separately, it will be $450 ($250 space + $200 for annual membership)

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
A Seat at the Table+ Full Day (10 hours)

Space is rented to vetted members. 10 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs. Priced separately, it will be $700 ($500 space + $200 for annual membership)

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
A Seat at the Table + Full Day + Promo

Space is rented to vetted members. 10 hours of private meeting and social space for whatever your organizational needs.

whatever your organizational needs.

Plus, a promo package with a spot as a guest on the upcoming podcast launching 2019 (only 10 spots available for the first season), promotional LinkedIn post to 32K LinkedIn followers, and three social media posts.

Priced separately, at $700 ($500 space + $200 for annual membership + $750 for promo pack).

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,500
LinkedIn All-Star

This two-month package is specifically designed for business owners and community leaders.

- Receive a customized report with recommendations to achieve your strategic goals for LinkedIn profile. The report will include sample copy to take your profile from boring and uninspiring to attracting your target audience

- Too busy to update it yourself? No problem, we will do it for you.

- Get lead generation consulting via LinkedIn to attract your next client, partners, or investor and assistance developing with your Trident strategy (content, growth, and engagement).

Learn how to increase your LinkedIn followers.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $1500. All-Star Treatment will be $2000 when campaign is over.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,000
Show Me the Money

Need help raising capital or sponsorship money for your event? 

Founder Lynne Goines is adept at managing endowments, major gifts, and sponsorships portfolio of 100 annual and new relationships yielding in $10,000 to $15 million dollars raised in capital. 

This two-month package is specifically designed for businesses and organizations.

YOU:

- Get a consultation and help to develop your fundraising plan.

- Receive copy-editing of your sponsorship packages and suggested recommendations on how to increase the return on investments for sponsors.

- Obtain coaching on how to make the sale, negotiate terms, and find hidden money in your network.

Learn how to have your sponsors begging to come back (repeat sponsors) and help champion your brand.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $2000. The starting price for this service will be $3000 when campaign is over.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Move the Crowd

Founder Bianca Jackson is an experienced public speaker with insights on LinkedIn, Branding/Marketing, Project Management, Career Development, Leadership, Women in Tech, Virtual & Augmented Reality.

Bianca's brief bio: LinkedIn guru, entrepreneur, award-winning IT project manager (includes a Pulitzer prize for a VR product), and a service organizer executive leader.

YOU: Get a one hour Keynote or Training Workshop.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $2500 includes travel. Keynote or Training will be $3000 when campaign is over.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
It’s Handled

Need the Olivia Pope of high-profile event planning? Look no further.

Founder Lynne Goines has planned events involving global world leaders, former U.S. Presidents, Fortune 500 executives, and celebrities from concept to close-out. Her expertise includes contract negotiation, event execution, marketing and sales, venue and restaurant operations, menu design and catering, human resources, project management, and copywriting and editing.

Lynne’s brief bio: Foodpreneur, event planning expert, highly sought after fund development strategist, and a restaurant manager.

This three-month pre-event package is specifically designed for businesses and organizations.

YOU: 

  • Get a comprehensive event consultation to explain the planning and coordination process
  • Advice on how to customize your event and staying within your budget
  • Assistance with site-selection and securing the event venue
  • Receive help tackling the trickiest elements of event negotiations such as concessions for hotels, valets, and air travel.
  • Identify the right pricing strategy for your event whether it is ticketed or free to take into account set up, swag, food and beverage, and entertainment.

iFundWomen Campaign Exclusive price = $2500 does not include travel or on-site logistics. The starting price for this service is $3000 when campaign is over. 

  • Need on-site help too? Let’s talk.
1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Podcast Hero

YOU:

Sponsor one season (10 episodes) of the Bianca J. Jackson podcast that will air 20 episodes throughout 2019. The podcast will be added to the BrickRose Exchange Network, distributed through multiple podcast channels, and promoted to Bianca's 32K LinkedIn and 2K email subscribers. Receive an intro promo for each episode in your season. Become a featured co-anchor for one episode. You'll be listed as a sponsor on the website.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$7,500
Life of the Party

YOU:

Host one themed mixer event for our members and special invited guests, our in-house event planner, Lynne Goines, will help you with the details. Receive a one-minute promo at the kick-off mixer for members. Send promotional materials to be distributed to mixer attendees. You'll be listed as a sponsor on the website.

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Put Your Name On It

YOU:

Your contribution will build a conference room as a private meeting room. Perfect for empowered conversations for smaller crew startups. Your partnership will be honored in the dedication of the room, you will be identified as the 2019 sponsor of the BrickRose Exchange Network with a 1-minute promo video, and highlighted as the main sponsor on the website. Have your promotional materials available in the space all-year long.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward