Communities on the Participate platform can now integrate with 3rd party tools through our Zapier integration. We make selected data from our secure Participate API available to use with "Zaps" (integrations) created by your team!
To get started, you will need to locate your own personal API Token on your Participate.com account. An API Token is a private key that will allow you to connect your Participate account to your Zapier account. This API Token is unique to your account, and has access to same data that you do. Don't share this token with anyone!
To locate your own API Token, first go to your Participate Profile. Click on the blue "Manage account" button to open up your profile settings. Click on the option to view [API Keys].
In the window that appears, type a name that only you will see, to help you organize your tokens. Then, click the [Generate token] button. You can now view, copy or delete your API token using the icons shown. Here's an example of how to do this!
Finally, take your new API Token over to Zapier.com to add your Participate account, and get started creating your Zaps!
Here are additional Participate Support Center Articles related to Zapier integrations:
Zapier provides a series of guides to help you get started. Below are some links to tutorials available on the Zapier.com website:
If you have questions about setting up an integration for your community via Zapier, contact our Participate Support Team by clicking on the blue chat icon in the bottom-right corner of any page on the site.