What is SparkVirtual?
- SparkVirtual is our online giving solution that allows you to engage and educate your donors through dynamic goal-driven virtual campaigns by accepting mobile and online donations. It’s included in DipJar Premium subscriptions. If you don’t have a Premium subscription but want to use SparkVirtual, let us know!
- Please Note: SparkVirtual is not available to faith-based organizations that are processing transactions with Vanco Payment Solutions. These users should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Vanco's online donation solutions.
SparkVirtual campaigns are generated using your active Spark campaigns, so you can easily customize how these campaigns look to your donors. You can choose a theme, font colors, upload a background image, and write a compelling message that helps tell your organization’s story to your donors.
Getting Your SparkVirtual Donation Link(s)
Visit your Dashboard, then click Campaigns in the sidebar. Here, you will see your created Spark campaigns. (Don’t forget, you can create and run as many campaigns as you need!)
Every campaign will have two associated links (URLs): a Spark Display link that will display your cause and track the progress to your goal, and a SparkVirtual Donations link that allows you to securely collect donations online.
Donations collected through your SparkVirtual link will contribute directly to the campaign that they originate from, meaning these donations move your thermometer closer to your fundraising goal! You can easily share these URLs with anyone - they are public and contain no sensitive information, so be sure to share them with your entire audience through newsletters, social media, and more to increase support.
When a donor visits your SparkVirtual campaign using the custom URL, they will be prompted to select one of the preset donation buttons or enter their own custom amount. Then, the donor is required to enter their name and zip code and optionally enter their email address. Once they proceed, the next screen is a secure page where they will enter their credit card information and complete the donation.
Note: The Donor Covered Fees features allow you to pass the transaction fees to your donors. If you have this feature turned on, the donor will see a message on the donation page that tells them a transaction fee will be added to their donation at checkout to cover the credit card processing costs.
Reporting Virtual Donations
SparkVirtual donations will appear in your Dashboard transaction reports with the designation "Online Donations" and will register with the linked Spark campaign(s).
Please note: SparkVirtual transactions are, by default, limited to $100. To request a donation limit increase, please reach out to email@example.com.