At the end of 2008, we spoke to a number of charities about the data integration issues facing them, when importing Justgiving data into a range of different and highly customised donor databases. We recognised that although the issue was complex, there were ways we could make life easier. So what have we done since then?
We’ve used their input to develop a number of immediate enhancements, including the bulk custom code uploader we released in March, and the development of an XML output format (more details below). However, these were just the first steps in an ongoing process.
We want to make sure that charities experience great and seamless data integration – our vision is to help get data from JustGiving straight into charity CRM systems without the need for manual processes.
We’ve written a data integration consultation document that we would really welcome your input on it.
Its purpose is to:
- give an overview of our findings
- detail steps to help integration
- give an overview of the tools currently available and those developed as a result of original charity feedback
- discuss our vision to better serve your needs
- give an overview of the first phase of work
- invite your feedback on what priorities you see as most important
Download the document here:
JustGiving Data Integration Consultation May 2009 (pdf 889 kb)
We’d be very grateful if you could send us your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 26 June 2009
Addition of XML format for payment reports
From Wednesday 27 May, you’ll see an additional option when you download your payment reports in the charity account. As well as the CSV and Excel files, there will be an option to download in a new output format of XML. This will enable you to use the data we provide using many more systems. We’ll be providing an XSLT template to help you transform XML into different formats.
For the first release, you will only be able to download donation payment reports in XML, not Gift Aid payment reports. Here’s how that looks:
Update – Due to some technical delays, we won’t be releasing this update to reports until Friday 5th June