A step by step guide to activating your TrueGivers & Bloomerang integration
Step 1: The TrueGivers & Bloomerang integration is included in the cost of your Bloomerang subscription. To activate it, log in as an admin user and go to “My Organization” settings.
Step 2: Activate the integration via the "Activate NCOA Processing" button located in your Bloomerang "My Organization" settings. This will automatically setup your integration.
You can find more information on activating your integration via the "Activate NCOA Processing" button in our process guide here: https://truegivers.com/bloomerang-process.
Step 3: Once you have activated, you will be directed to the Data Stewardship Dashboard. TrueGivers will automatically prepare your integration and download your data base for processing.
Step 4: When Truegivers finishes processing your data, the dashboard is updated to show high-level hygiene details. Your database will begin synchronizing automatically on a nightly basis.
You can read more about the Data Stewardship Dashboard here: https://truegivers.com/bloomerang-training.
Data Stewardship Dashboard
Step 1: Once you have activated the integration via the "Activate NCOA Processing" button located in your Bloomerang "My Organization" settings, you will be redirected to the TrueGivers Data Stewardship Dashboard.
Step 2: The top right of the dashboard contains the search bar, allowing you to search for individual records. Directly to the right of that is the task icon. This will take you to the task page allowing you to manage Data and Donor Stewardship tasks. To the right of that is a portrait icon with a drop down menu showing recently viewed records and organization settings allowing you to create additional users. Below this is a row of buttons allowing you to view your enhancement profile, manually download your database, pause the integration or refresh your dashboard. You can view and modify your integration settings by clicking the cog icon on the far right.
Step 3: The top level cards provide a count of total records, estimated marketing savings when using TrueGivers data and counts for various types of records. You can hover over each card for more details. The Moves and Deceased cards allow you to click through to a list of records by clicking the word "Moves" or "Deceased" on the card.
Step 4: The Blue Notification Box communicates what processes TrueGivers is working on and helps you understand your next steps. Cards in this box provide counts of records that will be modified during synchronization. Hover over each card for more detail. Prior to the first nightly synchronization, the custom fields selection will display allowing you to review and select any additional fields. Birth year will be selected by default. After the first synchronization, the custom fields settings can be accessed in your integration settings by clicking the Cog icon in the upper right of the dashboard.
Step 5: The Choropleth Map allows you to visualize the geographic distribution of records in your database. You can zoom in to see details at the region, county and city level. The Coverage and Quality Analysis indicates the number of records in your database with corresponding attribute coverage. Percentages on the bar graph indicate the percent of records with valid, usable data. Green indicates valid, red indicates invalid or undeliverable, and gray indicates no data is available.
Step 6: The task cards will navigate to a list of tasks filtered by type. Stewardship Tasks provide a specific action you can take on a record to improve data or donor stewardship. Below these cards is a list of recent updates to your database. A new row is added after each processing to show status, record count, and when the file was created an completed. You can view the CASS or NCOA report for the most recent update by clicking on the green buttons to the upper right of the Recent Updates section.
Step 1: Prior to your first synchronization, the default custom fields will be displayed on your dashboard. Birth Year will be selected by default. You can select any of the additional custom fields for synchronization simply by checking the box next to the custom field you would like include in future synchronizations. After your initial synchronization you can edit these in the integration settings by clicking the gear icon in the upper right. You can read more about custom fields here: https://truegivers.com/bloomerang-data
Step 2: The integration settings allow you to select which users receive notifications, adjust how postal codes, addressee and deceased are updated, and choose which custom fields to include when synchronizing. You may also enable or disable updates with the button in the top right corner. Once you have selected your preferred settings, click save in the top left corner. Clicking the Green leaf above the save button will return you to the dashboard.
Step 3: If you have any questions about your integration setup or settings, you can live chat with our support team by clicking the live chat icon in the bottom right corner. Our support staff is available to answer your questions via chat, email or phone 8am – 6pm CST Monday through Friday.
Synchronizing your data
Step 1: You can search individual records and synchronize them to see how the nightly synchronization will update your records. Just search for a record using the “search records” box. You can then click “synchronize” and “revert” to synchronize the record to Bloomerang or revert the change. This allows you to test your custom fields and integration settings prior to a full synchronization.
You can read more about this under the "Search Your Records" section of our training guide here:
Step 2: The dashboard will indicate when your database will be synchronized next. You can always synchronize immediately by clicking the “synchronize button” on the right of your dashboard.
Step 3: Your database downloads and synchronizes automatically on a nightly basis. If you would like to download new data between synchronizations, you can simply click “download” in the upper right of your dashboard. If you would like to temporarily pause the automatic synchronization, you can click the “pause integration” button.
Getting started with stewardship tasks
Step 1: TrueGivers automatically creates Stewardship Tasks based on changes and new data identified during update processing. The Stewardhip Task cards will be created at the bottom of your dashboard once your database has completed processing. To view the tasks, simply click the task name on each task card. You can also view a list of all tasks by clicking on the task icon next to the search bar.
You can read more about getting started with Stewardship Tasks here: https://truegivers.com/getting-started-with-stewardship-tasks
You can read more about Stewardship Task types here: https://truegivers.com/data-and-donor-stewardship-tasks
Step 2: From the tasks page you can sort by task type with the drop down menu in the upper left corner. You can also select all or individual tasks, and change their status using the buttons above this drop down. You can adjust task settings by clicking the settings button in the upper right. To view the details for a task, click the green task link.
Step 3: The task detail page allows you to view additional details about the task record and decline, approve or delete the task. You can access the individual record detail page by clicking on the green record id link at the bottom of the page.
Step 4: In the task settings (referenced in step 2) you can change the default task status, purpose, channel, and assigned user. By default tasks are set to pending. The status definitions are as follows:
- Disabled- No tasks will be created for this task type.
- Pending- Tasks will be created for this task type in the TrueGivers app, but not in the CRM. These tasks will be set to a status of "Pending".
- Enabled- Tasks for this task type will be created in the TrueGivers App and the CRM. These tasks will be set to a status of "Active".
Once you have made the appropriate changes to your task settings, you can click "Tasks" in the upper left corner to return to the tasks page.