How to apply to be a distribution center

If you would like to open a distribution center in your area, send an email to with the subject line "New SWAG Center Proposal | [Your City and Country]" and information about why you think your location would be strategic as a distribution center. Members of the Engagement Team can help you put together a proposal for the Board for their approval. Please be aware of the following requirements:

  • Be a Foundation member. At this time, only Foundation members are eligible to become distribution centers; however, If you’re not a Foundation member and are interested, let us know and we can guide you towards Foundation membership.

  • Make sure that you're in a strategic area. Look at the current SWAG center locations and make the case for why you think your city would make a good distribution center and which areas you would be able to service.

  • Identify 1 - 2 local events you want to target. Are there events nearby that you or other GNOMEies regularly participate in or could start participating in?

  • Maintain an updated inventory for your center. Here’s a distribution center inventory template to help you get started.

If you have any questions, or would like guidance, please contact Nuritzi (nuritzi at gnome dot org), IRC: nuritzi.

Engagement/DistributionCenter (last edited 2017-03-29 01:14:56 by Nuritzi Sanchez)