Webhooks, Giving Impact™ now has webhooks and they are available to all organizations and developers. Woo, hoo!
We are really excited about this announcement. Webhooks completes an important integration loop. You can initiate communication with us via the API and now we can initiate communication to your website/app through a hook.
Out of the gate we support the following events.
- Donation Create
- Donation Edit
- Giving Opportunity Create
- Giving Opportunity Edit
Subscribe to any of the events above and create powerful integrations with your CMS, CRM, or application as we deliver complete donation and Giving Opportunity data sets as they are created and edited. Process and integrate these date however you see fit.
Our docs are updated to include detailed guidance on working with our webhooks to help get you started.
What are “webhooks” you say?
Webhooks are a feature that allows you to subscribe to specific events and receive relevant data about those events when they happen. Event data is delivered to a URL you specify and that you will process how you see fit. Our API allows you to talk to Giving Impact for things. Webhooks allows us to talk to your website/app to share information with you.
Webhooks are admittedly pretty techie, and take some effort to take advantage of.
However, imagine creating integrations to do one or more of the following.
Everytime a donation is made…
- add a row to a Google sheet with donation data.
- check to see if the donor is okay with you contacting them and if so add them to your mailing list at Constant Contact (or Mailchimp or CampaignMonitor …).
- add a to do to your campaign project in Basecamp to send a personal thank you note.
Everytime a new Giving Opportunity is created…
- send out an email.
- send an SMS.
- announce it to Twitter, or Facebook, or …
Let me introduce you to Zapier.com. Zapier is a service that helps to create connections (“Zaps”) between services in minutes. We have created a Zapier application that is currently in beta that allows you to take advantage of our webhook feature without writing code and build zaps that can integrate your Giving Impact data with over 250+ other apps and services including being able to power all of the examples listed above. If you would like to use it, please send us a quick email to ask and we will send you an invite.