Partner Agency Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES A PARTNERSHIP WITH TIDAL BABE LOOK LIKE?
A good place to start to get a feel for partnership would be with the Collaborative Partner Agency Agreement and Partner Agency Manual we use for both Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank and Tidal Babe Period Bank.
HOW DO I APPLY TO BECOME A PARTNER AGENCY?
Please fill out an application here.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE?
After you fill out the online application you are added to our partner agency wait list. When our wait list opens, our Program Manager will contact you to schedule a call to talk about your organization, the process for requesting product product each month, expectations, answer any questions you may have, and make sure we mutually agree that our organizations would make a great partnership.
IS THERE A FEE TO BE A PARTNER AGENCY?
There is a small annual fee to be a partner agency of Tidal Babe Period Bank, based on the number of clients you want to serve each month. You can find the different tiers of distribution and associated fees in our Collaborative Partner Agency Agreement.
ARE YOU FLEXIBLE WITH THE PARTNER AGENCY FEE PAYMENT?
We sure are. We prefer your annual fee be paid within 60 days of becoming a partner agency, and then within 60 days of re-upping our annual agreement. However, we know funding, fundraisers, donors, etc. can be seasonal or cyclical. If you need to pay your fee later, or break it up into smaller payments that’s totally fine with us. We also don’t mind if someone else pays your annual fee on behalf of your organization. We’ve seen groups have great success asking a corporate sponsor, volunteer, or superstar donor to cover the agency fee for a year. What a great way to spread awareness of period need and give a donor something really special and meaningful to fund. (We also provide your agency with data around period distribution outcomes, making it easy for you to share the impact with those donors at the end of the year! See further below for more information on data.)
WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE I WANT TO BECOME A PARTNER AGENCY?
No worries! Feel free to email our Program Manager, Jean, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions. We can also set up a time to chat before you fill out the application to make sure our agencies would be a good fit.
WHAT WILL MY CLIENTS GET EACH MONTH?
Each client receives 1 period supply kit each month. Each kit contains 20 pads or tampons and 5 liners.
HOW ARE THE PERIOD KITS PACKAGED?
The period kit components are packaged in a discreet brown paper bag that is sealed with a Tidal Babe Period Bank sticker.
HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN DO I GET THE PERIOD SUPPLY KITS FOR MY CLIENTS EACH MONTH?
HOW: Each partner agency is responsible for picking up their period kits from Tidal Babe Period Bank’s warehouse each month.
WHERE: We are proud to be part of the new St. Anthony Center on Republic St. downtown. 1615 Republic St. Cincinnati, OH 45202.
WHEN: You will pick up period supply kits once a month. Once you’re an active agency you’ll be placed in a pickup group and given all pickup dates for the year.
DO YOU HAVE ANY DATA AROUND PERIOD DISTRIBUTION OUTCOMES?
We sure do! Every time someone receives a period kit for the first time, there is a brief survey they fill out. We collect and analyze that data and at the end of the year send you a report on the period supply outcomes for YOUR agency. You’ll be able to show exactly how providing period supplies has helped your clients, in their own words.
HOW DO I SIGN UP CLIENTS TO GET PERIOD SUPPLIES?
Once you’re approved as a partner agency you will receive a password to be able to log in to our agency portal. When you are in the system you’ll be able to access our client sign-up form. That’s how you will order period supply kits for your clients each month. And don’t worry–we’ll walk you through it all!