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If you know that you need more today, consider downloading CiviCRM or working with an expert partner for your implementation.
Web-based, scalable and secure, Spark allows you to quickly start with CiviCRM and to grow your capabilities without the overhead of installing, configuring and managing the software itself.
Spark is ideally suited for organizations that want:
Help upgrading to full version of CiviCRM (when you’re ready)
Manage your members with CiviMember, a comprehensive component that enables you to leverage flexible price sets, membership rules, and automated communications to engage your membership.
Plan, customize, track and engage your client or constituent interactions easily with CiviCase. Build complex workflows in Spark in order that you and your staff members can manage sequential actions within your organization and benefit from automatic task and follow-up activities.
Managing contributions in CiviCRM Spark is incredibly flexible! Create as many contribution forms as you want, customize them with different fields, establish set amounts for contributions, ask for recurring support, and lots more.
CiviCRM Spark is, first and foremost, a tool to support your constituent relationship management (CRM) processes. The core component of Spark is contact management, allowing you to associate all types of data and interactions to each specific contact.
Event management in CiviCRM Spark is both powerful and flexible, allowing you to create complex event registrations, pricings and automated communications. Capture event participant information via configurable profiles and capture all event touch points in each contact’s activity stream.
For pro subscribers, Spark ships with CiviMail, a powerful mailing component that supports both rich HTML and text only emails. Because CiviMail is a part of your CRM, you can send highly targeted and personalized emails.
At its heart, CiviCRM Spark is a ‘constituent relationship management’ (CRM) system. What sets it apart from other systems its ability to take payments via range of payment processors without any additional costs, save for those associated with the payment processor. That’s right… no additional percentage points or per fee transactions when taking payments through Spark.
Take payments online via credit card, ACH, SEPA, or transfer. Simple, flexible and powerful.
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It’s simple. When you subscribe to Spark you’ll be charged the first monthly payment of either $9.50 or $14.50. If you cancel before your next payment, we’ll refund your first payment no questions asked.
Actually, that’s not technically true. We may ask why you are cancelling just to get a better idea of why Spark didn’t work for you, but there are no requirements for you to cancel (hence why we say “no questions asked”). Rest assured that you are free to cancel any time. We won’t lay any guilt trips on you, try to upsell you, or otherwise prohibit you from cancelling Spark.
Yes, absolutely! Spark does not lock you into any one particular website platform. You’re free to use your current website, develop a new one, or not use one at all!
No, Spark does not include access to a website content management system such as WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal. While that can limit its capabilities, it also allows you to use any website platform you want.
You’ll need to review your own specific organizational needs to determine if you require website integration. If you do, we recommend testing Spark’s funcationality first to ensure that CiviCRM meets your needs, then moving on to the full download version of CiviCRM. Remember, you have a 30 day money back guarantee, so you’re welcome to kick the tires on Spark without much financial risk.
Spark is a great starting point for many organizations new to a CRM system. And, what’s more is that Spark provides aneasy transition to the full version of CiviCRM. So, what makes Spark less than the full version?
Right now Spark supports many of the most common languages used in CiviCRM including English, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and more. To view the full list, check out the language drop down on the Spark sign up page.
Yes, absolutely! In fact, we hope that you do. Does that seem strange? Well, we’re just being honest. Spark is a great starting point into the larger CiviCRM ecosystem and a great introduction into CiviCRM the software. But, it’s not as feature rich as the full download version of CiviCRM.
Our objective in offering Spark, in fact, is to allow organizations access to CiviCRM’s basic functionality at an extremely low cost. After having mastered it, we encourage organizations to adopt the full version of CiviCRM and really begin to flex their CRM muscles!
And, of course, your data is your data. You are free to export it at any time. Likewise, we can assist you if you do opt to upgrade to the full version of CiviCRM.
That’s a great question, and we couldn’t agree more! The full download version of CiviCRM provides you all of the features and flexbility of CiviCRM. It’s free to download and use and always will be.
Having said that, Spark allows you to use many of the most popular features of CiviCRM without any technical administration. If you’ve never used a CRM before or are not comfortable installing CiviCRM on your own, the Spark may be a great starting point for you.
Spark instances can currently be located in either North America or Europe depending entirely on your preference. All email communications through Spark are processed within the European Union.
CiviCRM adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Spark is backed by CiviCRM LLC, the entity that develops and maintains the open source software CiviCRM. CiviCRM LLC is a California-based LLC that is focused on delivering the very best opensource CRM to nonprofits around the world. We aspire to make a meaningful difference in the world for those with which we’re lucky to work. We value and promote: