A step by step guide to setting up your TrueGivers & NeonCRM integration
Step 1: Create a new user account using an email address not already in use by Neon. This makes it easier to disable without affecting other integrations. Once you have enabled the API access you will be able to view the API key. You will need this for registration.You can find detailed instructions for creating a new user in Neon under the "API Key" section of our set up guide here: https://truegivers.com/neoncrm-setup
Step 2: In order to receive deceased, and individual and household demographic data, you will need to set up Custom Fields to store this information in your NeonCRM. You can find detailed instructions for setting up these fields under the "Add Account Custom Fields and Custom Groups" section of our setup guide
Step 3: Register at https://app.truegivers.com/applications/neoncrm using your new user’s API key and your Organization ID. To find your Organization ID, navigate to Settings > Organization Profile & Billing. It will be listed under Database Information. The email address you register with will receive all TrueGivers notifications.
Step 4: TrueGivers downloads and processes your data. You will receive a password reset email allowing you to reset your password and access your account dashboard.
Data Stewardship Dashboard
Step 1: After you have registered you will receive a password reset email allowing you to login to your 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 the custom fields you have created in Neon. Any fields that have not been created will be grayed out. 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.
1: Prior to your first sychronization, the default custom fields will be displayed on your dashboard. You can deselect any custom fields you do not want to synchronize to your CRM. After the first synchronization, you can edit these via the integration settings by clicking the gear icon in the upper right of the dashboard. You can read more about custom fields here: https://truegivers.com/neoncrm-setup
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.
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 8am – 6pm CST Monday through Friday.
Purchasing credits and synchronizing your data
Step 1: When TrueGivers finishes processing your data, the dashboard is updated to show high level hygiene details. In order to view and synchronize your data, you will need to click the purchase credits button.
Step 2: The credit tier should default to your database size. This is not a recurring charge, however you can purchase up to 12 months of service. Once your credits have depleted, your nightly synchronization will pause until you purchase and apply more credits.
You can find detailed instructions for purchasing and applying credits under the "Purchase Credits" section of our setup guide: https://truegivers.com/neoncrm-setup.
Step 3: Once you have applied your purchased credits you can search for individual records and synchronize and revert them to see what TrueGivers does during the nightly synchronization. This will only update the individual record in your CRM. You can also turn off updates for individual records, if you do not want them to update in the nightly synchronization. You can read more about navigating the dashboard and searching for constituents here: https://truegivers.com/neoncrm-training
Step 4: When you are comfortable with your integration settings and how your records are updating, you can enable the nightly synchronization process. To enable this you must first click the synchronize button on your dashboard. After this initial manual synchronization your database will update automatically. You can always click the pause integration button to pause this process at any point.