Integrate Raiser’s Edge with:
Importacular is a free import and export tool for Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT*
- No other tool pulls data directly from various sources including Salsa Engage, DotDigital, MobileCause, Eventbrite, Classy and more.
- Seamless integration, improving data quality and avoiding errors or duplication.
- Export RE data directly into your favourite data sources.
- Schedule imports with ease (self-hosted users only)
- Hosted by Blackbaud? Importacular is available as a default plug-in for all users; if you can’t see it in your plug-ins area please get in touch.
For questions about getting started with your favourite web services please take a look at our Data Source FAQs and for all other questions take a look at our Troubleshooting for New Users and our general FAQs.
If you are a service provider interested in integrating with Importacular please get in touch.
*It is free to import Constituent, Address and Gift data using Importacular. For each of the other areas and to access support, a subscription fee applies. Please see the options below and get in touch for pricing.
You can purchase support only here.
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Is Importacular really free?
It’s free to import constituent bio, contact, and one time gift data. That’s £0 GBP – corresponds to $0 USD, $0 CAD, €0 EUR (you get the idea).
However, should you want to import into other areas of RE, or make use of our dedicated support desk for this product there is a fee for this. For pricing please get in touch.
Automatically update constituents or create new ones whilst avoiding duplicates with our custom lookup tools. Create your own criteria for finding duplicate records and choose how to handle multiple options so you never spend time cleaning up after an import again.
No More Files (Unless You Want To)
Importacular imports directly from the source. There is no need to export a file, change the layout, save it and import. Just one step and the data is brought into RE.
You can of course choose a file to import and with that you get all the lookup and data transformation tools meaning no more manipulating the data in a spreadsheet.
- Choose exactly which RE fields to import data into and clean up errors as you go.
- Our data transformation tools allows you to change incoming data on the fly. “USA” or “UK” becomes “United States” or “United Kingdom” respectively.
What Services Can Importacular Integrate With?
We are adding new services all the time! See our Data Source FAQs for how to integrate with your favorite online platforms.
Additional Clean Up Tool for all Subscribers
All paying subscribers get access to our database clean up tools. This includes the Alias Deleter and Gift Adjustments data destination.
Track Changes and Prevent Errors
Importacular is fully optimized to work with Audit Trail, so if you are an existing customer you can start tracking imports and prevent bad data from entering your database straight away.
The free version of Importacular offers an impressive number of customizations and capabilities that quickly make you realize how beneficial the tool truly is. We’ve since expanded our use to include some of the optional mappings for gifts and relationships to help complete large data manipulation projects that would have taken many days to complete without Importacular. The more time we spend using the product the more ways we find for incorporating it into our standard workflows and processes, helping to cut down on manual data entry. Customer service has been incredibly responsive and helpful, and the time savings we have already realized from Importacular has more than covered our investment in the product.
The integration between Importacular and GiveCampus is all going smoothly for us. Adam from Zeidman Development was a huge help in getting the recurring gift piece functioning properly, and since then it’s been perfect! I appreciate the excellent customer service y’all provide.
I can’t begin to express how my quality-of-life re: data entry has improved because of Importacular. It’s one of the most crucial tools I have, and I seem to be using it for so much – cash audit receipts from One Cause, Give for Good Louisville, CMN, event participants, quarterly volunteer reports. As I’m typing this, I am realizing how truly reliant I’ve become on this simple-to-use plugin. It’s a software I can trust and I am really appreciative of your feedback and snappy support when I need it. I really can’t think of anything I’d do to improve it.
Importacular has allowed us to leverage the peer-to-peer fundraising capabilities offered by Classy. It’s allowed us to import teams, participants, and gift information with a few easy steps. I have enjoyed using this tool so much that we are now importing data using Importacular rather than the Import tool within RE. It’s been a great time saver and we are very happy with it.
Importacular has made our life so much easier! We have donations weekly that we import and then events multiple times per year, using Importacular saves us so many hours of work!
We’ve used the free version of Importacular for about a year now, primarily for Mobile Cause text data imports. The gift import works great once the template is setup. Now we use it for other import needs, like updating or adding data based on name and address matches too.
We’re really enjoying Importacular, as I’m new in the role and previously the team have been using complex Access queries to create import files.
Importacular has reduced processing time for online donations down from 3 hours to 30 mins.
We use Importacular to import a large number of supporter engagement donations into Raisers Edge from our online portal and other giving platforms such as Charities Aid Foundation, Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving. We managed to easily create a mapping so that along with adding the gifts, new constituents records for new donors who are missing from our database and created and existing records’ data is automatically updated, including contact details, opt-ins and more. This is all done on a significantly easier interface than the import module that exists in Raisers Edge and is very easy to customise for varying campaigns and appeals.
Including the brief amount of time it took to set up the mapping template, we’ve managed to save over eight hours a month in processing time compared to the built in import function on Raisers Edge.
Importacular has allowed us to streamline our data management processes and bulk uploads. Once the templates had been set up and tested the system has allowed much greater efficiencies; saving the team considerable time and therefore money in the long term. We have used the programme to upload event attendees from Eventbrite post event and plan to upload pre event in the future in order to utilise TRE event platform. We found the set up instructions easy to follow and always found the team on hand and happy to help if we had any bespoke queries.
We used Importacular for our big giving day last month. It was a huge success and Importacular was a game changer for us. We were able to download the gift file from EveryDayHero, run a macro to get rid of columns we didn’t need, then run through Importacular and into Batch. We didn’t have to do anything in Batch except to commit it. So all gifts were in RE and committed every hour. I would be happy to recommend this product.
We were struggling with manual imports from events, alumni surveys, and contact detail updates. Being able to accurately match records based on contact details and names rather than IDs has already saved us so much time and we now have the means to record all of our data in Raiser’s Edge. The Zeidman team were helpful and attentive, going out of their way to fix our specific problems. I would recommend both working with them and using their products.
I wasn’t sure if moving from Constant Contact to Raiser’s Edge would take a day or a week. I got it done in less than three days, so that is a success in my books. I hadn’t fully used Importacular before, so there was a learning curve, some trial and error, and mistakes made on my part. It was so much easier than using Import in Raiser’s Edge. With that, you have to match up the specific fields and create lots of other columns to get the data to import directly. For someone like me, not familiar with Import in RE, Importacular is helpful in transferring a lot of data. I know that in the future using Importacular will be much smoother and quicker.