Book Dash Distribution Partner Application
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.

What we're looking for
Our vision is that "Every child should own one hundred books by the age of five". 

This is based on research that shows the positive impact that owning many books before school can make on a child's lifelong prospects. In order to achieve this, we are looking for longterm partner organisations who support the goal of book ownership.

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 (we focus exclusively on the ECD sector/pre-school children incl. Grade R, but not including Foundation Phase)
  • the strength of your existing literacy programmes & activities
  • 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)
  • we can only send physical books to organisations operating in South Africa (but you're welcome to read, download, adapt and print any of our books yourself, as long as you credit us -- find them at bookdash.org/books)
We plan 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 photos of evidence. 

When assessing the partnership for renewal, we will be guided by your ongoing level of engagement and feedback after the first book donation.

Please note:
  • The fact that you have completed this form is not a guarantee that you will become a distribution partner and receive books. 
  • We review applications monthly and will be in touch with the outcome.
  • If you would just like to purchase books from Book Dash, please email team@bookdash.org for a stocklist.

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Email *
Confirm your email address *
Your name and surname *
Your contact number *
Position in organisation *
About your organisation
Name of organisation *
Organisation contact number *
Please provide a contact number for the organisation (different to the number provided above -- so that we have an alternative on record should we need it)
Town/city where your organisation is based *
In which provinces do you operate? *
Tick all that apply
Required
Link to your website or Facebook page *
Is the organisation registered (NPO/PBO)? *
If so, please provide registration details below.
Sector of intervention *
In which sector would you primarily distribute the Book Dash books?
What kind of organisation are you? *
Again, think of where the Book Dash books would primarily be used.
Tell us more about your organisation *
Tell us more about your existing literacy promotion activities *
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 *
Children (aged 0 to 6) you reach
What is the average number of children aged 0 to 6 you work with in a year? *
Children by age *
How many children do you work with in each age category, on average, in a year?
Not applicable
0 - 100
101 - 500
501 - 1000
1001 - 5000
5001+
0 - 2
3 - 5
Grade R
Children by language *
How many children do you work with in each primary language category, on average, in a year?
Not applicable
0 - 100
101 - 500
501 - 1000
1001 - 5000
5001+
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu
isiXhosa
seTswana
sePedi
xiTsonga
siSwati
tshiVenda
isiNdebele
seSotho
How your organisation would use the books
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 would the main use for the books be? *
Would you be interested in buying Book Dash books?  *
We sell the books throughout the year at R20/book from our stock.

From time to time we also organise opportunities for organisations to order books for just R10/copy (minimum 100 copies).
Communication and data usage
Where did you hear about Book Dash? *
If you heard about us from a person or organisation, please let us know who that was.
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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