How Do I Set up the Anedot Integration?

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Anedot is a donation platform that provides tools to raise more money including one click Instant Donations, customizable recurring options, post-donation upsells, donor recovery, and more. When integrated with ISP, you’ll be able to receive donor data and information quickly.

How do I set up the Anedot Integration?

Setting up the Anedot integration in ISP happens in two stages, first within ISP, then the process is completed in your Anedot account.

When new donations are processed, we pull that data from Anedot via an API. If it is a recurring monthly donation, Anedot will provide us with the new donation each month. From our standpoint, nothing in the information we receive indicates it being recurring. We also don’t allow for any sort of pre-entry because recurring donations sometimes fail or are canceled.

In ISP:

  1. Under the Integrations tab, click Add/Remove Integrations.
  2. On the resulting Integrations screen, you will see a list of existing integrations in two sections: Installed and Available.
  3. Locate and click the Anedot integration in the Available section. It will then shift to the Installed section.

Next, in Anedot:

Log into your Anedot account and complete the process there. Anedot’s help file will walk you through the process on the Anedot site.

You will need your ISP Account Name to complete the integration on Anedot. Make sure to use your short account name (the name at the top left of your screen next to the text ISP).

Once you’ve completed the process in both ISP and Anedot, the integration will be set up. The system will now automatically create an Anedot organization record in the account with Anedot’s details and your donation data from Anedot will be automatically sent to your Pending Imports on your Dashboard.

You can control how your transactions come into ISP through the Auto-Import settings on the ai@ISP page

How can I use Budget Category customization?

The Customize Budget Category section allows you to determine which Budget Category is applied to the donation no matter the form that is
used. You can use a Budget Category already in your database, or you can select the Create Children option to create new budget categories that match the source codes we get from Anedot. This allows for the use of a generic main budget category, such as Anedot Donations as the main budget category, while still getting some nuance of different Anedot Pages

How do I link a donation page?

Navigate to the Integrations tab and click the Anedot option. This page will inform you if the Anedot integration has been enabled, as well as if transactions have been received. If so, you’ll also see a count of how many have been received since the first Anedot transfer.

Below the integration status and transaction count is Account UID. This allows you to link your Anedot donation page. The easiest way to locate your UID is to take it from the URL address while in your Anedot account and on the Dashboard. It will be a string of letters and numbers and will always begin with the letter a.

Once the UID has been added and your donation page linked, you’ll be able to add donations directly through ISP. This option will be found in two locations: Individual Search Results and Add Transaction.

In Individual Search Results, after a search is performed and the results appear, click the hot dog menu and select Enter Credit Card: Anedot Individual Record Details: When in the record, click the Add button at the bottom of the screen and select Enter Credit Card: Anedot.

When the link opens, the entity’s basic contact info will auto-populate and you’ll see fields to enter in donation information. The donation will be processed by Anedot and come into ISP via the regular integration method.

Please note that linking another PAC as a conduit is currently not supported by ISP. In this instance, contributions will either need to be manually entered or imported via the Quick Imports tool.

Campaign vs Action Pages

Anedot has two different types of integration pages: Action Pages and Campaign.

As for functionality, Action Pages will contain more. However, we have no preference as to which one is used, as both integrate with ISP. You can use either or both. To be safe, we do suggest turning both integration options on.

Please note only Campaign Pages have a Push Unsent Donations option, which will push any historical data over to ISP.

Troubleshooting Problems

Below are some common problems you may encounter.

  1. My donors are coming through but not the Occupation/Employer information: In Anedot, there are ways to set up Custom Fields for the form. However, if there are issues with the set up, it can cause information to not be sent over to ISP. Fortunately, Anedot also has built in Occupation/Employer fields for forms. If you used Custom Fields for Occupation/Employer and this info is not coming over to ISP, remove the Custom Fields from the form and use the Anedot-built fields instead.
  2. I’m getting duplicate transactions from Anedot: It’s possible there are two ISP connections in Anedot. This can cause items to come over twice. Access your Anedot account and review the connections, then delete the one not needed.