A New Way to Give: Massachusetts and Rhode Island Nonprofits Can Benefit From the Popularity of Verizon's Products

Local parent-teacher associations, chambers of commerce, athletic boosters, libraries and other registered nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island now have an easy way to earn money for their organizations.

Verizon's Velocity program offers nonprofits in the two states the ability to earn donations when their members or supporters use a special toll-free number to purchase certain Verizon products: FiOS TV, FiOS Internet, High Speed Internet, FiOS Digital Voice, Freedom Calling, Long Distance, and DIRECTV (through Verizon's marketing relationship with the satellite-TV provider).  

For instance, organizations can earn up to $65 for a member's single order of a FiOS Triple Play bundle that includes long-distance.  As an added incentive, Verizon will double its donation, to as much as $130, for nonprofits whose members place orders before June 30.*

"Verizon Velocity is creating a network of giving," said Ellen Corcoran, vice president of marketing for Verizon's Northeast region.  "Velocity is a win-win.  Nonprofits get direct financial support, and their members or supporters get the best communications, broadband and entertainment experience."

Enrollment in Verizon Velocity is quick and easy.  Once verified as a valid nonprofit, the organization will receive a professionally designed marketing flyer that includes the group's fundraising mission, a special Verizon Velocity program toll-free number, and a unique tracking code.  All the organization needs to do is distribute the flyer among its members, and when members place orders they will earn money for their registered nonprofit organization.  The more an organization promotes its mission through Velocity, the more donations the organization can potentially earn.

Interested nonprofits can enroll in, or get more information about, Verizon's Velocity fundraising program at www.verizon.com/velocity.

* Verizon Velocity terms and conditions are available at www.verizon.com/velocity.  Double donations will be made for qualifying orders submitted by June 30, 2010, and will be made in accordance with applicable terms and conditions.

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