Book Dash: Distribution Partner Application Form
In order for your organisation to be considered as a distribution partner for Book Dash books, we need some information from you to ensure that our goals align. This sign-up form is a way for us to identify potential distribution partners with whom we can forge impactful long-term relationships.

We are looking for long-term distribution partners (instead of making once-off donations) because we promote book ownership: our vision is that every child should own one hundred books by the age of 5. Our vision is based on research that shows the positive impact that owning books can make on a child's lifelong prospects. In order to achieve this, we are looking for partner organisations who support our goal of book ownership.

We would like to make ongoing donations to our partners, provided that at least 90% of the books that we donate to any organisation are given to the children to take home and own, and provided that we receive the required feedback and evidence. Children must own many books for them to flourish!

Other than your focus on book ownership, factors that we consider when evaluating applications are:

- you have to be a registered NPO /PBO
- the age group of the children you work with (our books are intended for 0 - 5)
- the strength of the existing literacy activities in your organisation
- parent-caregiver training or involvement in the programmes you offer
- the reputation of your organisation
- existing funding base of our organisation
- the location of your organisation (we prioritise organisations working in remote and under-resourced areas)
- whether you operate in South Africa.

In addition, we will be guided by your ongoing level of engagement and feedback after the first book donation.

The fact that you have completed this form is not a guarantee that you will become a distribution partner and receive books. We will inform you if and when we have appropriate books available to donate.

If you would just like to purchase books from Book Dash, please email team@bookdash.org for a stocklist.
Email *
Name of organisation *
Email address *
Link to Website/Facebook page *
Contact person *
Contact number for contact person
Position in organisation *
Is the organisation registered (NPO/PBO)? If so, please provide details below. *
Physical address *
For book deliveries. Please note that someone will need to be at this address to sign for the books.
Postal code *
The street postal code for the delivery address.
What kind of organisation are you *
Tell us more about your organisation *
Tell us more about your existing literacy promotion activities *
What is the total number of children you work with? *
Children by age *
Not applicable
0 - 100
101 - 500
501 - 1000
1001 - 5000
5001+
0 - 2
3 - 5
Grade R
Grade 1 - 3
Children by language *
Not applicable
0 - 100
101 - 500
501 - 1000
1001 - 5000
5001+
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu
isiXhosa
seTswana
sePedi
xiTsonga
siSwati
tshiVenda
isiNdebele
seSotho
How do you plan to use the books in your existing programmes? *
How will you use the books and why would they be a meaningful enhancement to your existing work?
What will the main use for the books be? *
In which provinces do you operate *
Required
Who could vouch for your organisation? *
Please give us the name and position of the person that can vouch for the work you do.
Contact number or email address of the person who can vouch for your organisation *
Would you be interested in buying Book Dash books at R10/copy? *
From time to time we organise "Collaborative Print Runs" where we print a selection of Book Dash books and offer pre-orders to our partners for R10/copy (minimum 100 copies).
I consent to give Book Dash all the information in this form to be used, stored and processed as needed in line with their book donation programmes. *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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