JustGiving - FAQs

Which JustGiving plan do I need?

JustGiving offers a free START plan and a paid GROW plan. Only the GROW plan includes access to the JustGiving APIs, so this is the plan you need for the Donorfy integration.

Why is no data being retrieved from JustGiving?

The first thing to check is that your credentials for JustGiving remain valid: go to Settings | Configuration | JustGiving Settings and use the 'Test Settings' button to confirm. There are also a few things you can check in JustGiving - this article from JustGiving provides more info.

Why do JustGiving donations take a number of days to appear in Donorfy?

JustGiving does not immediately make new donations available via its API. Payments from JustGiving to charities typically occur weekly, and donations will not be available in Donorfy until the corresponding batch payment has been made. In addition, donations made in the days prior to the weekly payment may not be included until the following week's payment, due to clearing times etc.

The net impact is that new donations made in JustGiving will not typically be seen in Donorfy for up to 2 weeks after the date of the donation.

Why are my Campaigns or Fundraising Pages not showing?

This may be because of a couple of reasons:

For a JustGiving Campaign to be displayed within the Donorfy lists, a Fundraising Page needs to be assigned to it. 

Campaign and Fundraising Pages are updated overnight. If you have only just created them, then this may well be why they are not being displayed in the Campaigns List. 

Where Gift Aid is reclaimed by Just Giving, how is this handled in Donorfy?

If JustGiving's Gift Aid reclaim service is being used, Gift Aid payments will be processed and applied to the relevant transactions when received; any additional charges will be added to the existing processing costs for the transaction.

How are JustGiving fundraisers and donors mapped to constituents in Donorfy

For fundraisers and non-anonymous donors, the following will apply. Donorfy will use the email address, first name and last name supplied and try to match these to an existing constituent. If multiple existing constituents share the same email address, the one with the best matching first and last names will be used. If no constituents have the email address given, a new constituent will be added.

For anonymous donors, the 'Anonymous Donor Constituent' selected will be used to record transaction data representing donations. This setting is made under Settings | Configuration | JustGiving Settings, and may be overridden per campaign.

Does Donorfy write any data back into JustGiving?

No - Donorfy only reads data from the JustGiving API. No changes are made to the charity's JustGiving account or settings by Donorfy.

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