ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Connecting ActionSprout to Action Network Through Zapier

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If you’re reading this you have an ActionSprout account and a Action Network account, and wish to connect the two so that the supporters you collect via ActionSprout are automatically synced with Action Network.

The good news is you can make this connection through Zapier.

I you haven’t heard of Zapier, it’s a tool that lets you automatically share data and information from one tool to another. It deals with all the formatting and uploading so you don’t have to.

To get started we’re going to assume you already have a ActionSprout and Action Network account. (If not you can follow the links and create those accounts now.)

Connecting Action Network

The first thing we’re going to do is create a Zapier account.

Once you’re all set up we’re going to create a zap. Zaps are the automatic triggers that move data from one tool to the other.

Inside your dashboard click Make a New Zap.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

You’ll be prompted to set up both sides of the connection. “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:

Note: In order to access the ActionSprout app click here. 

ActionSprout to action network with zapierOn 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:

Note: In order to access the Action Network app click here. 

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Click continue.

Next you’ll connect your ActionSprout account. When connecting a new account you’ll be prompted to fill in the following information:

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

To find your API Key and Organization Identifier log into your ActionSprout account.

Click the Account tab then, Integrations. 

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Scroll to the bottom of the Integrations page and find Zapier. There you will find your Key and ID. Copy these and paste them into Zapier.

Click continue.

Now you’re going to connect your Action Network account. Click the orange connect button.

Like before you’ll be prompted to name your account and provide an API key.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

To access your key, first log into your Action Network account. At the top of your dashboard page you’ll find a big Start Organizing drop down menu.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Inside this menu under the Details column select API & SYNC. 

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Inside this screen you’ll create your API Key. Click the blue Generate API Key button. Once generated copy your key and paste it into Zapier.

Please note: In order to generate an API key you must be a Action Network partner. You can learn more here.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Click continue.

Next you’ll be asked to set up some filters. This section is option. Fill out what you’d like and click continue.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Next you’ll match up your two account. Select a form and some sample data to make the match. (This is a good time to create a new form to hold your ActionSprout supporters if you haven’t already)

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Click continue.

Next you’ll test your zap. Click the test button.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

You’ll now use the sample data you just entered to test the connection. Test the zap and click continue.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Almost there! Name your new zap and turn it on.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

Now your new zap will appear in your list under My Zaps.

ActionSprout to action network with zapier

To be on the safe side let’s double check the connection. Jump into your ActionSprout account and either take one of your own actions or have a colleague. Then jump in your Action Network account and double check the information came through.

This may take a minute. Once you see the new data come through you’re done, the connection has been successfully made!

Now all future action takers will be automatically pushed into your Action Network account.