Once you have the Nonprofit Success Pack installed, integrating the Cicero API is quite simple.
First, you’ll want to make sure you have a Cicero API account, which you can sign up for here. You’ll need the unique API key from your account.
Navigate to the Nonprofit Success Pack Settings page. Once there, on the left side menu, under People, click the Addresses option.
Click the Edit button. For Verification Service, choose Cicero. This will populate the Address Verification URL with the legislative_district Cicero endpoint. Choose whether to enable automatic address verification for new addresses.
Authentication ID can be left blank, but you’ll fill in the Authentication Token box with your unique Cicero API key. Your API key can be found on the Cicero Profile page.
"If you are trying to get a bill passed that’s going to change the landscape of animal welfare, and you want to get as many calls as possible to the right legislators, it becomes crucial to increase your matches and improve your accuracy. But we can’t do it if it isn’t affordable."
– Karen Michael, Board Officer, Animal Defense League of Arizona.
Learn how ADLA used Cicero to increase member involvement, reduce inaccuracies, and improve the precision and effectiveness of their legislative outreach.
Citizens’ Climate is mobilizing supporters in every congressional district. They assign new members to their local chapters and need a tool that can use the data they have to match members to congressional districts. Enter Cicero.
"We’ve streamlined the process for people joining and we are more effective at getting people connected with their local chapters. Cicero has made us more effective at advocacy."
– Tony Sirna, Data and Strategy Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate
If you don’t want Cicero to overwrite your addresses during verification, simply select Prevent Address Overwrite. Leave Reject Ambiguous Addresses unselected for Salesforce to choose the first suggested address when there are multiple matches.
Cicero only begins verifying addresses and matching to districts once you turn on the integration going forward. It does not automatically verify your existing addresses in Salesforce. However, our District Match tool makes it easy to export and update all of your addresses at once.
Cicero updates the districts associated with an address when a change occurs to the address. If you want the most up to date district information, make sure to select Simple Address Change Treated as Update in address settings. If you don’t want every small correction to trigger a call, simply de-select.
The Cicero integration for the NPSP is a native application that was built by the developers at Salesforce. If you have additional questions about Salesforce functionality and how it works, check out the Salesforce Power of Us Hub.
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