Importing Gifts Using a CSV File

When we refer to .CSV files, these are essentially Excel files, saved with a particular setting that makes them easier for web applications to work with. CSV, if you're curious, stands for "comma separated values."

How to prepare your CSV file to upload into Karani

When you're importing gifts using a CSV file, it's most helpful to have a CSV with the column titles Donor ID (if you downloaded this from your organization's website), name, amount, gift date, and (optionally) giving method.

Gifts CSV

Once your spreadsheet is ready, export it as a CSV. In Excel, you'll want to go to "File" and click "Save as."

Change the "Format" to "Comma Separated Values (.csv)" then click "Save."

Your CSV is now ready to be uploaded to Karani.

How to import your gifts using a CSV file into Karani

  1. Go to the import page in Karani.

  2. Click on "gifts" under the heading ".CSV Importer"

    CSV Importer

  3. Click "choose file" to the right of where it says "Upload CSV"

    Upload Gifts CSV General

  4. Navigate your computer to find the CSV file you prepared to upload into Karani.

    Choose the CSV file you want to upload, click "Open" then click "Submit" to upload the file to Karani.

  5. If the CSV was uploaded correctly, you'll be taken to this screen:

    CSV Gift Dropdowns

    Match the fields on the right hand side using the dropdown boxes (donor ID = organization ID) with the fields on the left hand side.

    Here's what a completed version of the above screenshot looks like:

    CSV Gift Dropdowns Filled

  6. Click "Process CSV" and you're done!