Here at Quickbase, we have a vision of becoming the most inclusive company in software. That vision starts with our employees, ensuring that we are attracting and developing top diverse talent, and extends to our community. Giving back to our community is a significant thread within the fabric of our company and is tied directly to our Diversity and Inclusion objectives. The Quickbase low code application development platform offers an accessible entry point to the tech space that has been traditionally dominated by engineers and coders. As we work to realize our vision, our social impact strategy leverages Quickbase products and services to bridge the digital divide.
Quickbase Bridges is the cornerstone of our Social Impact Initiatives and is aligned to our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. The program provides free access to the Quickbase platform, training, and support to minority owned/run small businesses and nonprofit organizations focused on serving traditionally under-resourced communities.
Alongside Quickbase volunteers, Bridges partners will build operational agility and capacity to work more efficiently. See some of our use cases here.
The name Bridges is a nod to our efforts to bridge the digital divide and close the opportunity gap in tech and builds off of the work started by Quickbase in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our earlier initiatives focused on supporting frontline workers and organizations, it became clear that the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color:
• Healthcare – People of color suffered higher infection rates of COVID-19 and a disproportionate number of COVID-19-related deaths
• Education – children in low-income areas fell further behind in school due to a lack of resources
• Economics – Black Americans suffered higher unemployment rates, small businesses faced greater barriers in accessing loans, and by just April of 2020, just a few months into the pandemic, 41% of Black-owned businesses had permanently shuttered their doors (compared to only 17% of white-owned businesses)
The pandemic brought us the opportunity to recognize that Quickbase is well-equipped to start to address some of these disparities, specifically in relation to minority-owned businesses. Through the Quickbase Bridges program, we are leveraging our products and services to support our community and better position minority-owned organizations to rebuild and thrive.Andrea ForshtDirector, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Impact at Quickbase
The Quickbase Bridges Initiative aims to:
For those organizations who qualify for the Quickbase Bridges program, they will be given access to the Quickbase Platform for 12 months, for up to 40 users, along with Quickbase employee volunteer support to ensure their success in leveraging the Quickbase Platform for their organizational needs.
If you are part of a minority- owned business or founded/run nonprofit organization and/or supporting under-resourced communities, please fill out our qualification form.
Once the qualification form is received, we will work your organization to evaluate if Quickbase Bridges is the right fit!