How does Fundraiser Matching on GivePanel work?
Fundraiser Matching is the term we use for the process of matching event registrations with Facebook Fundraisers in GivePanel. This feature can be found by clicking the blue "Match Fundraisers" button in the Registrations area.
When you click into the Match Fundraisers area you will see a table of all your fundraisers with a row for each and an easy label in green that tells you whether the fundraiser has been or not. By default we filter out birthday fundraisers for you but you can undo this by clicking the "Filters" button.
Based on customer feedback we have now put this feature back into the user interface so that automated matching can be run on-demand by charity admins.
You will see a button above the Fundraiser table that says "Run Automated Matching". When this button is clicked you will then need to select the event you would like to run the matching for. It will go through all the fundraisers and attempt to find event registrations for each fundraiser and create matches. You should always use this button first before doing manual matching since it will save you time.
Please note, previously there was a limit on the number of matches that could take place in one go, this used to be up to 500. Also, matching used to be influenced by the date filter, the matching algorithm wouldn't account for registrations outside of the dates selected in the date filter. Our recent update to matching (8th December 2020) means there is no longer a limit and it isn't influenced by the date filter.
Not every fundraiser will be able to be matched to a registration by GivePanel's algorithm. In these cases you can look for possible registrations and match them manually. Do this by clicking on the fundraiser. You will then see fundraiser details on the left and "Possible registrations" on the right. By default the Possible registrations looks at registrations 2 days before and after the fundraiser start date.
If you can't find a registration in this list then you can click the "Expand search" button which will look for registrations 60 days before and after the fundraiser start date.
When you find a registration you want to match with the fundraiser you are on, simply click the "Match" action in the registration row and confirm the match by clicking "Match".
In the same way you can match fundraisers manually you can also un-match them manually.
Will the automated matching over-write our manual matching?
No never. As soon as you have made a manual match (or un-match) our automated algorithm will ignore this fundraiser going forward.
Does Fundraiser Matching still run every night or do I have to select the button when I want to find matches?
Currently clicking "Update Matches" button is the only way that the system creates matches and so matches are no longer run every night.
Has anything changed about the Export to CSV report for Registrations?