Want the supporters you collect via ActionSprout to automatically sync with your Action Network account?
Then let us introduce you to Zapier.
If you haven’t heard of Zapier, it enables automatic data sharing from one tool to another, taking care of all the formatting and uploading so you don’t have to. Neat, huh?
Okay, have your accounts ready? Good. Now you need to create a Zapier account.
Once you have your Zapier account, then you can create a Zap. What the heck is that? Just their fun name for the automatic trigger that moves your info from one tool to the other.
Inside your Zapier dashboard click Make a New Zap.
You’ll then set up both sides of the connection via the prompts “When this happens” and “do this.”
On the left, select ActionSprout as the app and Action Completed as the trigger underneath. It should look like this:
On the right, select Action Network as the app and Subscribe a person to your Action Network email list as your action. It should look like this:
Then click Continue.
Note: If you're having trouble accessing the Action Network app click here.
Next, you’ll connect your ActionSprout account. When connecting a new account you’ll be prompted to fill in the following information:
To find your API Key and Organization Identifier log into your ActionSprout account, open Account Settings, and then select Integrations.
Scroll to the bottom of the Integrations page and find Zapier. There you'll find your Key and ID.
Copy and paste these into Zapier and click Continue.
Great! Now we can connect your Action Network account. Click the orange Connect button.
As before, you’ll be prompted to name your account and provide an API Key.
To access your key, first log into your Action Network account. Then, at the top of your dashboard page, you’ll find a big Start Organizing dropdown menu.
Inside this menu, under the Details column, select API & SYNC.
This is where you’ll create your API Key.
Click the blue Generate API Key button. Once it's generated, copy your key, paste it into Zapier, and click Continue.
Please note: In order to generate an API key you must be a Action Network partner. You can learn more here.
Next, you’ll be asked to set up some filters. This section is optional. Fill out whatever you’d like and click Continue.
Now you have everything in place to match up your ActionSprout and Action Netwoork accounts!
Select a form and some sample data to make the match and click Continue.
Note: This is a good time to create a new form to hold your ActionSprout supporters, if you haven’t already.
Finally, it's time to test your zap. Click the Test button.
Use the sample data you just entered to test the Zap, and click Continue.
So close now... Just name your new Zap and turn it on.
Now you should see your new Zap appear in your My Zaps lists.
But we want to be on the safe side, so let’s double check that connection.
Go into your ActionSprout account and create an action. Then hop over to your Action Network account and double check that the information came through.
This may take a minute. Once you see that data... Congrats! You've successfully linked your ActionSprout and Action Network accounts.
We knew you could do it. Go get yourself a coffee to celebrate.