Fundraising (Beta)

This API manages information contained within the fundraising hierarchy and related entities such as campaigns, funds, and appeals.

GET Appeal

Returns information about the appeal with the specified ID.

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Request URL

Request parameters

appeal_id Property is required string

The ID of the appeal for which information is to be retrieved.

Request headers

bb-api-subscription-key Property is required string Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.
Authorization Property is required string OAuth 2.0 access token obtained from Blackbaud OAuth 2.0 Service. Supported grant types: Authorization code, Implicit.

Response 200

Returned when the operation succeeds. The response body contains the specified appeal entity.

{
  "id": "26",
  "description": "Direct Mailing",
  "lookup_id": "DIRECT MAIL",
  "start_date": "2004-01-01T00:00:00",
  "end_date": "2004-12-31T00:00:00",
  "goal": {
    "value": 0
  },
  "inactive": false,
  "date_added": "2001-11-16T11:26:53.52+00:00",
  "date_modified": "2017-03-23T13:10:46.64+00:00"
}
{
  "description": "Represents the Appeal entity",
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "id": {
      "description": "The appeal identifier.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "description": {
      "description": "The display name of the appeal.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "lookup_id": {
      "description": "The user-defined identifier for the appeal.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "start_date": {
      "format": "date-time",
      "description": "The start date of the appeal. Uses <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43</i>.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "end_date": {
      "format": "date-time",
      "description": "The end date of the appeal. Uses <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-12-25T10:29:43</i>.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "inactive": {
      "description": "This computed field indicates that the appeal is active if the current date is after any <code>start_date</code> and before any <code>end_date</code>.",
      "type": "boolean"
    },
    "goal": {
      "description": "The monetary goal associated with the appeal.",
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "value": {
          "format": "double",
          "description": "The monetary value.",
          "type": "number"
        }
      }
    },
    "date_added": {
      "format": "date-time",
      "description": "The date when the appeal was created. Includes an offset from UTC in <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43-04:00</i>.",
      "type": "string"
    },
    "date_modified": {
      "format": "date-time",
      "description": "The date when the appeal was last modified. Includes an offset from UTC in <a href=\"https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339\">ISO-8601 format: </a><i>1969-11-21T10:29:43-04:00</i>.",
      "type": "string"
    }
  }
}

Response 400

Returned when the specified appeal ID in the request URL is not in the appropriate format.

Response 403

Returned when the user does not have permission to view the appeal.

Response 404

Returned when the specified appeal is not found.

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}"
-H "bb-api-subscription-key: {subscription key}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer {access token}"
--data-ascii "{body}"
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("bb-api-subscription-key", "{subscription key}");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
           request.setHeader("bb-api-subscription-key", "{subscription key}");
           request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null)
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
               xhrObj.setRequestHeader("bb-api-subscription-key","{subscription key}");
               xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];

    NSString* path = @"https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];

    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"bb-api-subscription-key"];
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer {access token}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);

        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }

        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }

        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }

    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the PEAR HTTP client from http://pear.php.net/package/HTTP_Request2
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
   'bb-api-subscription-key' => '{subscription key}',
   'Authorization' => 'Bearer {access token}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'bb-api-subscription-key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'bb-api-subscription-key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/fundraising/v1/appeals/{appeal_id}')

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
request['bb-api-subscription-key'] = '{subscription key}'
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer {access token}'

# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body