CSV files are just Excel files saved with a particular setting. CSV stands for "comma separated values."
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 giving method.
If you do not have a Donor ID provided by your organization you can use anything unique to that contact, such as an email.
Once your spreadsheet is ready, go to "file" and click "save as."
Change the "Format" to "Comma Separated Values (.csv)" then click "Save."
Your CSV is ready to be uploaded to Karani.
Go to the import page in Karani.
Click on "gifts" under the heading ".CSV Importer"
Click "choose file" to the right of where it says "Upload CSV"
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.
If the CSV was uploaded correctly, you'll be taken to this screen:
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:
Click "Process CSV" and you're done!