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.
Or hover your mouse over the black + button in the left hand corner.
You’ll then set up both sides of the connection via the prompts on screen.
Once I have chosen ActionSprout, the following will come up. Leave it as is and click Continue.
You will then chose the Facebook Page/ActionSprout you'd like to connect.
Next, it will have you test your data. Go ahead and do that now.
Now we'll do the same with Action Network.
Leave the selected options as is, and click Continue.
Then, log into your Action Network account.
You will need to be a Action Network Partner to access your API key.
To find 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 Generate API Key button.
Once it's generated, copy your key, paste it into Zapier, and click Continue.
Finish the on screen prompts to finish up your Zap. Don't forget to give it a name at the top of the screen too.
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 or two. Once you see that data... Congrats! You've successfully linked your ActionSprout and Action Network accounts.
Have questions? Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org We're always happy to help!