Discounts and Savings for ELCA-related organizations
Telecommunication Savings for ELCA-related organizations
The ELCA churchwide organization has negotiated an affiliate agreement with Verizon Wireless that will provide discounts to all ELCA synods and congregations. A small business Verizon account paid for directly by the synod or the congregation will be discounted by 10%. Once the congregation or synod establishes an account, each employee of that congregation or synod will be eligible to obtain a discount on their personal Verizon Wireless service of 8%.
Congregations and synods; to sign-up with this new agreement, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email please include the following:
- Congregation ID or Synod Code
- Name of Congregation / Synod
- Authorized Signer for the contract
Once Verizon has verified the Congregation ID or Synod Code you will receive an email with a link that will take you to an Online Agreement Portal. At this portal, you will be able to sign an affiliate agreement that will give you access to ordering services and equipment from Verizon Wireless.
Please contact the ELCA Verizon Sales Team via email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Once your congregation or synod account information is loaded into our system and approved for discount, then individual employees can go to www.verizonwireless.com/discounts to register for employee-eligible discounts on the lines they buy for themselves and their family.
Aggressive long distance and telephone/web conferencing rates have been negotiated with Qwest Communications for all ELCA entities and affiliates. For more information about either service or to sign-up for plans and discounts, you may contact our Qwest partner, Telepro
. Our account representative, Mark McBride (firstname.lastname@example.org
, 952-738-7011) will be able to assist you with any questions or account setup needs. You may need to provide them with copies of your current bills for long distance or conferencing services to determine the cost savings that are available over your current providers.
Computer hardware and software savings for ELCA-related organizations
Adobe and Microsoft are offering not-for-profit organizations with Section 501(c)(3) status substantial savings by purchasing through their Nonprofit Licensing Programs. CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse) has been authorized by both companies to sell software using this program.
CDW has a list of ELCA-related organizations (including all ELCA synods) that are a part of the ELCA’s group exemption. Any organization not on this list will have to provide proof of their exemption to CDW before they can order any of these products. A call to CDW will verify your inclusion on the list.
In order to learn more about these programs as well as other great hardware and software bargains, please visit the CDW ELCA Platinum Page.
You may also contact the ELCA Account Executive, Ryan Sunderbruch at CDW (877-846-9171, Fax: 312-705-8664, email@example.com). Be prepared to provide a list of the software or hardware that you are interested in along with your contact information. CDW will then send you an order number. You can pay with a credit card, company check, cashier check or money order.
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