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Introduction

Welcome to the ControlShift Labs Developer documentation. Our APIs are designed to allow software engineers to create rich integrations between ControlShift content and third-party services and websites.

We offer several APIs to customers to cover different integration use cases.

It's important to choose the right API for the project you're undertaking. For example, the Webhooks API is almost always the right choice if you're syncing ControlShift data to a CRM.

API Usage assistance is available via email at support@controlshiftlabs.com

We publish various pieces of open source code on Github which you may find useful.

JSON API Endpoints

The JSONP API is a simple way to embed ControlShift petition content in external sites. It's intended for use by a front-end developer embed content on web pages outside of the platform. For example, a developer could:

Many of the endpoints can be consumed as JSONP instead of JSON by adding callback or variable parameters to the URLs.

The URL slugs through the API are the same as those that are used through the web to represent specific petitions or categories. Many front-end libraries including jQuery make it easy to consume JSONP endpoints. Our examples below use jQuery to consume these resources.

Petitions

Get a single petition

$(document).ready(function(){
  var petitionSlug = 'repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1';
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/'+petitionSlug+'.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would display your returned petition data in the console. The JSON response data would be structured like this:

{
  "id": 92283,
  "title": "Repair the Yellow Brick Road",
  "slug": "repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
  "who": "Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
  "what": "The Yellow Brick Road has been neglected; commit to repairing the damaged sections of the road in the next year!",
  "what_format": "plain",
  "why": "The Yellow Brick Road is the main road connecting Munchkin Country to the Emerald City and in its current state it's impassable.",
  "why_format": "plain",
  "created_at": "2014-10-02T01:43:17Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-05-07T15:38:39Z",
  "delivery_details": "We're off to see the wizard!",
  "administered_at": "2018-03-21T19:05:54Z",
  "source": "homepage",
  "alias": null,
  "categories": [
    {
      "name": "Oz",
      "slug": "oz"
    }
  ],
  "goal": 500,
  "effort": null,
  "partnership": null,
  "resized_image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/hero/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
  "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/original/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
  "creator_name": "Kristyn Arrighi",
  "signature_count": 223,
  "location": {
    "latitude":"36.1946827",
    "longitude":"-78.8087571",
    "query":"Land of Oz",
    "venue":"Land of OZ",
    "street_number":"1007",
    "street":"Beech Mountain Pkwy",
    "street_address":"1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy",
    "locality":"Beech Mountain",
    "region":"NC",
    "postal_code":"28604",
    "country":"US",
    "country_code":"US",
    "country_name":"United States",
    "static_map_url":"https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/locations/static_maps/27575/27575-static-map.png?1532035340"
  }
}

This retrieves a single petition object.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/<slug>.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Default Description
slug null string - required - The petition's unique identification slug. If none is provided, you will get a 404 error. Note: submitted as a part of the endpoint path, not as a separate URL parameter

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/featured.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would display your returned featured petitions data in the console. The JSON would be structured like this:

{
  "meta": {
    "total_pages": 3,
    "total_entries": 25,
    "per_page": 10
  },
  "data": [
    {
      "slug": "repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "title": "Repair the Yellow Brick Road",
      "who": " Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
      "what": "The Yellow Brick Road has been neglected; commit to repairing the damaged sections of the road in the next year!",
      "why": "The Yellow Brick Road is the main road connecting Munchkin Country to the Emerald City and in its current state it's impassable.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 223,
      "goal": 500,
      "creator_name": "Kristyn Arrighi",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": false,
      "ended": false,
      "created_at": "2014-10-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-05-07T15:38:39Z",
      "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/hero/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
      "additional_image_sizes_url": [
        {
          "style": "original",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/original/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "form",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/form/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "horizontal",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/horizontal/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "open_graph",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/open_graph/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        }
      ],
      "target": {
        "name": " Oz, the Great and Terrible",
        "slug": "oz-the-great-and-terrible",
        "context": "Wizard",
        "location": {
          "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
          "latitude": "42.9399637",
          "longitude": "-78.8087571",
          "street": "Kensington Ave",
          "postal_code": "",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      },
      "location": {
        "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
        "latitude": "42.9399637",
        "longitude": "-78.8087571",
        "street": "Kensington Ave",
        "postal_code": "",
        "country": "US",
        "region": "NY",
        "street_number": "",
        "venue": "",
        "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
      }
    },
    {
      "slug": "we-need-more-bike-lanes",
      "title": "We Need More Bike Lanes",
      "who": "My Mayor",
      "what": "Build the bike lanes",
      "why": "Cyclists aren't safe.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 5,
      "goal": 100,
      "creator_name": "Greg Dutcher",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": false,
      "ended": false,
      "created_at": "2016-08-12T18:08:32Z",
      "updated_at": "2016-09-14T12:43:45Z",
      "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/167492/original/IMG_1854.JPG?1472046912",
      "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      ]
        {
          "style": "original",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/167492/original/IMG_1854.JPG?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "form",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/167492/form/IMG_1854.JPG?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "horizontal",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/167492/horizontal/IMG_1854.JPG?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "open_graph",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/167492/open_graph/IMG_1854.JPG?1473884741"
        }
      ],
      "location": {
        "query": "New York",
        "latitude": "40.6974034",
        "longitude": "-74.1197633",
        "street": "",
        "postal_code": "",
        "country": "US",
        "region": "NY",
        "street_number": "",
        "venue": "New York",
        "created_at": "2017-04-11T13:32:08Z"
      }
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/featured.json?page=1",
    "first": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/featured.json",
    "prev": null,
    "next": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/featured.json?page=2",
    "last": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/featured.json?page=3"
  }
}

This retrieves a JSON object compliant with the JSON API specification, containing an array of featured petitions objects on its data property.

Important Note: The previous featured petitions API endpoint at https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/featured.json (note the missing /petitions path) is being deprecated and will be removed in the near future. Please use this new endpoint for retrieving featured petitions from now on.

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/featured.json

Parameter Default Description
locale null string - optional - Locale filter for petitions

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

Search petitions by keyword

JSON response example for the search using the wizard keyword:

{
  "meta":
    {
      "total_pages": 1,
      "total_entries": 2,
      "per_page": 10,
      "search_term": "wizard"
    },
  "data":
    [
      {
        "slug": "let-dorothy-go-home",
        "title": "Let Dorothy Go Home!",
        "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/let-dorothy-go-home",
        "admin_status": "good",
        "who": " Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
        "target": {
          "name": " Oz, the Great and Terrible",
          "slug": "oz-the-great-and-terrible",
          "context": "Wizard",
          "location": {
            "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
            "latitude": "42.9399637",
            "longitude": "-78.8087571",
            "street": "Kensington Ave",
            "postal_code": "",
            "country": "US",
            "region": "NY",
            "street_number": "",
            "venue": "",
            "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
          }
        },
        "successful": false,
        "ended_story": null,
        "ended": false,
        "ended_type": null,
        "ended_reason": null,
        "what": "The Yellow Brick Road has been neglected; commit to repairing the damaged sections of the road in the next year!",
        "goal": 500,
        "signature_count": 223,
        "creator_name": "Kristyn Arrighi",
        "locale": "en",
        "created_at": "2014-10-02T01:43:17Z",
        "updated_at": "2018-05-07T15:38:39Z",
        "why": "The Yellow Brick Road is the main road connecting Munchkin Country to the Emerald City and in its current state it's impassable.",
        "location": {
          "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
          "latitude": "42.9399637",
          "longitude": "-78.8087571",
          "street": "Kensington Ave",
          "postal_code": "",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      },
      {
        "slug": "stop-saruman-saruman-the-white",
        "title": "Stop Saruman",
        "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/stop-saruman-saruman-the-white",
        "admin_status": "good",
        "who": "Saruman The White (Wizard)",
        "target":
        {
          "name": "Saruman The White",
          "slug": "saruman-the-white",
          "context": "Wizard",
          "location":
          {
            "latitude": "-44.7731846",
            "longitude": "168.325246",
            "postal_code": "9372",
            "country": "NZ",
            "region": "Glenorchy",
            "locality": "Denver",
            "query": "Isengard Lookout",
            "street": "Glenorchy-Routeburn Road",
            "street_number": null,
            "venue": "Isengard Lookout",
            "created_at": "2021-07-19T19:55:11Z"
          }
        },
        "successful": true,
        "ended_story": "Yay, we defeated Saruman! ",
        "ended": true,
        "ended_type": "won",
        "ended_reason": "Yay, we defeated Saruman! ",
        "what": "Stop cutting down the woods",
        "goal": 100,
        "signature_count": 8780,
        "creator_name": "Treebeard",
        "locale": "en",
        "created_at": "2016-10-25T18:40:42Z",
        "updated_at": "2022-03-31T18:30:36Z",
        "why": "Ents want a place to live in peace",
        "location":
        {
          "latitude": "-26.3168162",
          "longitude": "139.4674535",
          "postal_code": "3091",
          "country": "AU",
          "region": "Victoria",
          "locality": "Denver",
          "query": "Fangorn forest",
          "street": "Yarrambat",
          "street_number": "94C7+4R",
          "venue": "Fangorn forest",
          "created_at": "2021-07-19T19:55:11Z"
        }
      }
    ]
}

This JSON endpoint allows you to build an interface where users can search through all petitions by one or more keywords.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/search.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Default Description
query null string to search for
page 1 integer - optional - The page number of results for the specified search. Minimum of 1.

Categories

Get list of categories

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/categories.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would display a list of categories in the console. The JSON would be structured like this:

[
  {
    "category_name": "Education",
    "category_count": 18,
    "slug": "education-9",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/categories/education-9.json",
    "signature_count": 421,
    "locales": {
      "es": "Educación"
    }
  },
  {
    "category_name": "Environment",
    "category_count": 352,
    "slug": "environment-6",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/categories/environment-6.json",
    "signature_count": 2606,
    "locales": {
      "es": "Medio Ambiente"
    }
  }
]

This retrieves a JSON array of category objects.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/categories.json

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

List petitions in a category

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/categories/oz.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would return petitions data from the category with the slug oz. The JSON would be structured like this:

{
  "current_page": 1,
  "total_pages": 25,
  "previous_page": null,
  "next_page": 2,
  "name": "Oz",
  "results": [
    {
      "slug": "let-dorothy-go-home",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/let-dorothy-go-home",
      "title": "Let Dorothy Go Home!",
      "who": " Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
      "what": "Let poor Dorothy Gale go home to Kansas",
      "why": "There's no place like home.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 123,
      "goal": 200,
      "creator_name": "Tin Man",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": false,
      "ended": false,
      "created_at": "2015-12-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2017-05-07T15:38:39Z",
      "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/hero/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
      "additional_image_sizes_url": [
        {
          "style": "original",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/original/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "form",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/form/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "horizontal",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/horizontal/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "open_graph",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/open_graph/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        }
      ],
      "target": {
        "name": " Oz, the Great and Terrible",
        "slug": "oz-the-great-and-terrible",
        "context": "Wizard",
        "location": {
          "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
          "latitude": "42.9399637",
          "longitude": "-78.8087571",
          "street": "Kensington Ave",
          "postal_code": "",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "slug": "repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "title": "Repair the Yellow Brick Road",
      "who": " Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
      "what": "The Yellow Brick Road has been neglected; commit to repairing the damaged sections of the road in the next year!",
      "why": "The Yellow Brick Road is the main road connecting Munchkin Country to the Emerald City and in its current state it's impassable.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 223,
      "goal": 500,
      "creator_name": "Kristyn Arrighi",
      "locale": "en",
      "created_at": "2014-10-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-05-07T15:38:39Z",
      "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/hero/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
      "additional_image_sizes_url": [
        {
          "style": "original",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/original/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "form",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/form/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "horizontal",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/horizontal/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "open_graph",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/open_graph/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        }
      ],
      "target": {
        "name": " Oz, the Great and Terrible",
        "slug": "oz-the-great-and-terrible",
        "context": "Wizard",
        "location": {
          "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
          "latitude": "42.9399637",
          "longitude": "-78.8087571",
          "street": "Kensington Ave",
          "postal_code": "",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      },
      "location": {
        "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
        "latitude": "42.9399637",
        "longitude": "-78.8087571",
        "street": "Kensington Ave",
        "postal_code": "",
        "country": "US",
        "region": "NY",
        "street_number": "",
        "venue": "",
        "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
      }
    }
  ]
}

This retrieves a paginated list of petitions in a category.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/categories/<category slug>.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Default Description
category slug null string - required - submitted as a part of the endpoint path, not as a separate URL parameter
page 1 integer - optional - The page number of results for the specified category. Minimum of 1.

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

Partnerships

List petitions in a partnership

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/our-awesome-partner/petitions.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would return petitions data from the partnership with the slug our-awesome-partner. The JSON would be structured like this:

{
  "current_page": 1,
  "total_pages": 25,
  "previous_page": null,
  "next_page": 2,
  "name": "Oz",
  "results": [
    {
      "slug": "let-dorothy-go-home",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/let-dorothy-go-home",
      "title": "Let Dorothy Go Home!",
      "who": " Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
      "what": "Let poor Dorothy Gale go home to Kansas",
      "why": "There's no place like home.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 123,
      "goal": 200,
      "creator_name": "Tin Man",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": false,
      "ended": false,
      "created_at": "2015-12-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2017-05-07T15:38:39Z",
      "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/hero/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
      "additional_image_sizes_url": [
        {
          "style": "original",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/original/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "form",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/form/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "horizontal",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/horizontal/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "open_graph",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/open_graph/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        }
      ],
      "target": {
        "name": " Oz, the Great and Terrible",
        "slug": "oz-the-great-and-terrible",
        "context": "Wizard",
        "location": {
          "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
          "latitude": "42.9399637",
          "longitude": "-78.8087571",
          "street": "Kensington Ave",
          "postal_code": "",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "slug": "repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "title": "Repair the Yellow Brick Road",
      "who": " Oz, the Great and Terrible, Wizard",
      "what": "The Yellow Brick Road has been neglected; commit to repairing the damaged sections of the road in the next year!",
      "why": "The Yellow Brick Road is the main road connecting Munchkin Country to the Emerald City and in its current state it's impassable.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 223,
      "goal": 500,
      "creator_name": "Kristyn Arrighi",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": false,
      "ended": false,
      "created_at": "2014-10-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-05-07T15:38:39Z",
      "image_url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/hero/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741",
      "additional_image_sizes_url": [
        {
          "style": "original",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/original/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "form",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/form/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "horizontal",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/horizontal/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        },
        {
          "style": "open_graph",
          "url": "https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/92283/open_graph/2016-06-20-1466458252-1098096-ywllowbrickroad.jpg?1473884741"
        }
      ],
      "target": {
        "name": " Oz, the Great and Terrible",
        "slug": "oz-the-great-and-terrible",
        "context": "Wizard",
        "location": {
          "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
          "latitude": "42.9399637",
          "longitude": "-78.8087571",
          "street": "Kensington Ave",
          "postal_code": "",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      },
      "location": {
        "query": "Land of Oz, Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States",
        "latitude": "42.9399637",
        "longitude": "-78.8087571",
        "street": "Kensington Ave",
        "postal_code": "",
        "country": "US",
        "region": "NY",
        "street_number": "",
        "venue": "",
        "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
      }
    }
  ]
}

This retrieves a paginated list of petitions in a partnership.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/<partnership slug>/petitions.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Default Description
partnership slug null string - required - submitted as a part of the endpoint path, not as a separate URL parameter
page 1 integer - optional - The page number of results for the specified partnership. Minimum of 1.

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

Efforts

Get list of efforts

JSON response example

{
  "meta": {
    "count": 35,
    "page": 1,
    "per_page": 10,
    "total_pages": 4
  },
  "data": [
    {
      "slug": "ranked-choice-voting-everywhere",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts/ranked-choice-voting-everywhere.json",
      "title": {
        "en-US": "Ranked Choice Voting Everywhere!",
        "es": "Votación por Orden de Preferencia en Todo el Mundo!"
      },
      "description": "Call on your municipality to implement ranked-choice voting.",
      "image_url": "http://example.cloudfront.net/efforts/123/image/voting_maching.png",
      "petitions_count": 23,
      "signature_count": 9000,
      "goal": 10000,
      "search_method": "closest",
    },
    ...
  ]
}

This JSON endpoint returns a paginated list of all Efforts and Landing Pages on the platform. The url returned for each effort can be used to retrieve information on that effort's petitions, as specified below.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts.json

List petitions in an effort

$(document).ready(function(){
  var effortSlug = 'drivers-licenses-for-all';
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts/'+effortSlug+'.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would return petitions data from the effort with the slug drivers-licenses-for-all. The JSON would be structured like this:

{
  "title": "Drivers' Licenses for All",
  "slug": "drivers-licenses-for-all",
  "description": "We're asking towns and villages across New York to pass resolutions in support of the Drivers' License bill. Anyone who can pass a driving test should be able to get a license.",
  "goal": 1000,
  "signature_count": 511,
  "petitions": [
    {
      "slug": "ossining-support-drivers-licenses-for-all",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/ossining-support-drivers-licenses-for-all",
      "title": "Ossining: Support Drivers' Licenses For All",
      "who": "Ossining Village Board of Trustees",
      "what": "Pass a resolution in support of the Drivers' Licenses bill",
      "why": "Undocumented immigrants need access to drivers' licenses so they can drive to work, school, and everywhere else. This will improve road safety for everyone.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 223,
      "goal": 500,
      "creator_name": "Jacinda Moore",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": false,
      "ended": false,
      "created_at": "2016-10-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2016-10-07T15:38:39Z",
      "target": {
        "name": "Ossining Village Board of Trustees",
        "slug": "ossining-village-board-of-trustees",
        "context": "",
        "location": {
          "query": "Ossining",
          "latitude": "41.1617921",
          "longitude": "-73.8874165",
          "street": "",
          "postal_code": "10562",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      },
      "location": {
        "query": "Ossining",
        "latitude": "41.1617921",
        "longitude": "-73.8874165",
        "street": "",
        "postal_code": "10562",
        "country": "US",
        "region": "NY",
        "street_number": "",
        "venue": "",
        "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
      }
    },
    {
      "slug": "yonkers-support-drivers-licenses-for-all",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/yonkers-support-drivers-licenses-for-all",
      "title": "Yonkers: Support Drivers' Licenses For All",
      "who": "Yonkers City Council",
      "what": "Pass a resolution in support of the Drivers' Licenses bill",
      "why": "Undocumented immigrants need access to drivers' licenses so they can drive to work, school, and everywhere else. This will improve road safety for everyone.",
      "admin_status": "good",
      "signature_count": 300,
      "goal": 500,
      "creator_name": "Jacinda Moore",
      "locale": "en",
      "successful": true,
      "ended_story": "We did it, we won!",
      "ended": true,
      "ended_type": "won",
      "ended_reason": "Campaigner said they won the campaign",
      "created_at": "2016-10-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2016-10-07T15:38:39Z",
      "target": {
        "name": "Yonkers City Council",
        "slug": "yonkers-city-council",
        "context": "",
        "location": {
          "query": "Yonkers",
          "latitude": "40.9443748",
          "longitude": "-73.8993138",
          "street": "",
          "postal_code": "10701",
          "country": "US",
          "region": "NY",
          "street_number": "",
          "venue": "",
          "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
        }
      },
      "location": {
        "query": "Yonkers",
        "latitude": "40.9443748",
        "longitude": "-73.8993138",
        "street": "",
        "postal_code": "10701",
        "country": "US",
        "region": "NY",
        "street_number": "",
        "venue": "",
        "created_at": "2016-06-10T19:13:19Z"
      }
    }
  ]
}

This retrieves a list of petitions in an effort.

Ended petitions will have the ended attribute set to true and will also include the following additional attributes:

Additionally, successful petitions will have the successful attribute set to true and will include the following additional attribute:

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts/<effort slug>.json

Parameter Default Description
effort slug null string - required - submitted as a part of the endpoint path, not as a separate URL parameter

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

Search petitions in a effort

$(document).ready(function(){
  var effortSlug = 'drivers-licenses-for-all';
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts/'+effortSlug+'/lookup/query.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
    data: {
      'location_query': 'briarcliff manor, ny'
    }
  })
  .done(function( data ) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would return petitions, decision makers, or objectives data from the effort with the slug drivers-licenses-for-all. If returning decision makers, the JSON would be structured like this:

{
  "closest_target": {
    "slug": "ossining-village-board-of-trustees",
    "name": "Ossining Village Board of Trustees",
    "context": "",
    "location": "Ossining, NY",
    "status": "target_petition_created",
    "petition": {
      "slug": "ossining-support-drivers-licenses-for-all",
      "title": "Ossining: Support Drivers' Licenses For All",
      "url": "http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/ossining-support-drivers-licenses-for-all",
      "who": "Ossining Village Board of Trustees",
      "signature_count": 223,
      "goal": 500,
      "created_at": "2016-10-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2016-10-07T15:38:39Z",
    }
  },
  "other_targets": [
    {
      "slug": "yorktown-town-council",
      "name": "Yorktown Town Council",
      "context": "",
      "location": "Yorktown, NY",
      "status": "target_awaiting_petition",
      "create_petition_url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts/drivers-licenses-for-all/petitions/creating?target_id=1234"
    }
  ]
}

This JSON endpoint allows you to build an interface where users can search the petitions in an effort. Depending on how the effort is configured, you can search either by location, or by keyword.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/efforts/<effort slug>/lookup/query.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Required? Description
effort slug yes string - submitted as a part of the endpoint path, not as a separate URL parameter
location_query yes, if effort is configured for location search string to search for (will be geocoded on the server)
query yes, if effort is configured for keyword search string to search for

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io:

Calendars

Get calendar data

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/calendars/national-day-of-action-against-fracking.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would display a calendar's properties the js console. The JSON would be structured like this:


{
   "calendar":{
      "name":"National Day of Action Against Fracking",
      "description":"This is the description. It will be great.",
      "slug":"national-day-of-action-against-fracking",
      "image_url":"https://d8s293fyljwh4.cloudfront.net/calendars/images/26/hero/Oak-tree-in-field-007.jpg?1450370489",
      "event_count":85,
      "attendee_count":19,
      "events_upcoming":10
   }
}

This retrieves a JSON object representing a calendar.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/calendars/slug.json

Where slug is the slug of the calendar you're retrieving.

Local Map

Get organizing locations: points

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/local/points.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would retrieve point locations and log them to the js console. The JSON would be structured like this:

[
    {
        "lat": 40.7032775,
        "lon": -74.0170279,
        "type": "Event",
        "id": "picnic-in-the-park"
    },
    {
        "lat": 8.2710078,
        "lon": 148.0209055,
        "type": "Group",
        "id": "default-org-mariana-trench"
    },
    {
        "lat": 41.467116,
        "lon": -73.9992597,
        "type": "ExternalEvent",
        "id": "https://example.com/sail-on-the-hudson"
    }
]

This JSON endpoint returns a complete list of latitude/longitude coordinates for publicly listed events, groups, and external events in your organisation. It's intended to be used for plotting organizing activities on a map.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/local/points.json

Get organizing locations: details

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/local.json?page=1&per_page=3',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would retrieve one page of location data and log it to the js console. The JSON would be structured like this:

{
    "meta": {
        "count": 23,
        "page": 1,
        "per_page": 3,
        "total_pages": 8
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "type": "Event",
            "id": "picnic-in-the-park",
            "title": "Picnic in the Park",
            "description": "We are having a picnic in the park and you are invited!",
            "start_at": "2020-03-01T12:00:00Z"
        },
        {
            "type": "Group",
            "id": "default-org-mariana-trench",
            "title": "Default Org: Mariana Trench",
            "description": "This group has the deepest conversations you will ever hear."
        },
        {
            "type": "ExternalEvent",
            "id": "https://example.com/sail-on-the-hudson"
            "title": "Sail on the Hudson",
            "description": "Go for a sail on the Hudson river to promote environmentalism.",
            "start_at": "2019-05-03T13:00:00Z"
        }
    ]
}

This JSON endpoint returns a paginated list of publicly listed events, groups, and external events in your organisation. It can be used alongside the /api/local/points endpoint; the criteria for inclusion are the same.

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/local.json

Query Parameters

Parameter Default Description
page 1 (optional) Which page of results to fetch
per_page 10 (optional) How many results, maximum, should be included on each page

Logged in user

$(document).ready(function(){
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/graph/me.json',
    dataType: 'jsonp',
  })
  .done(function(data) {
    console.log(data);
  });
});

The above code would user details for a signed in user. The returned JSON would be structured like this:

{
  "status":"authenticated",
  "me":{
    "first_name":"John",
    "last_name":"Smith",
    "email":"john@smith.com"
  },
  "petitions":[
    {
       "slug":"sample-campaign",
       "title":"Sample Campaign",
       "created_at":"2016-03-25T15:37:28Z",
       "updated_at":"2016-03-25T15:37:35Z"
    }
  ],
  "events":[
    {
       "slug":"sample-campaign",
       "title":"Sample Campaign",
       "created_at":"2016-03-25T15:37:28Z",
       "updated_at":"2016-03-25T15:37:35Z"
    }
  ],
  "chapters":[
    {
       "name":"Brooklyn bruisers",
       "slug":"brooklyn-bruisers",
       "created_at":"2015-05-14T15:53:03Z",
       "updated_at":"2016-03-25T15:40:44Z"
    }
  ]
}

Response for a visitor who is not logged in:

{
  "status":"not_authenticated",
  "message":"user is not signed in"
}

Response for a hostname that is not whitelisted:

{
  "status":"error",
  "errors":[
    {
      "field":"referer",
      "messages":[
        "host name not whitelisted"
      ]
    }
  ]
}

We provide a specialized jsonp endpoint to return information about the currently signed in user. Customers can use this endpoint to power features where information about the current user's petitions, sign in status, and other information about their account is displayed on external sites. Some examples of the sorts of functionality that this could be used to provide include:

HTTP Request

GET http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/graph/me.json

Working Example

View and edit a working example on codepen.io. Note: codepen.io is whitelisted for the demo account.

Whitelisting a Hostname

We authenticate requests to the current user endpoint by validating the hostname set in the HTTP referrer header against a whitelist. The whitelist is set of hostnames that scripts can be served from. If you request the endpoint from a script served from a non-whitelisted hostname you'll get an error message. This is necessary to prevent cross site scripting attacks that would allow someone to display logged in user information on unauthorized sites.

You can add hostnames to the whitelist through a self-serve interface in the "Settings" area of your instance. Settings > Add Hostname > enter a Hostname, and click save.

The hostname must be a hostname string like "localhost" "www.google.com" or the like. Wildcards or full HTTP URLs are not supported.

When you access the graph API endpoint from a page served from a whitelisted hostname the browser will automatically set a referrer header on those requests. We use this referrer header to validate the server the script was served from against the whitelist. You can verify that a whitelisted hostname is working properly with the curl command line tool:

curl --referer http://localhost/ http://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/graph/me.json

The above should return a JSON blob indicating that the user is not signed in if localhost is whitelisted. Otherwise you'll get a not whitelisted error.

For authenticated users we currently return their first and last names, email addresses, and lists of petitions they've created, events they've created and local groups they are a member of.

Bulk Data

Bulk data schema

This retrieves information on the underlying schemas of tables exported by the Bulk Data feature. It can be used in your ETL processes to automate the setup of tables in your data warehouse.

If the Compress bulk data exports option is enabled, the extra compression_format property will be included in the response with the format used for compressing the bulk data export CSVs.

Response format:

{
  "tables": [
    {
      "table": {
        "name": "petitions",
        "columns": [
          "title": {
            "type": "string",
            "sql_type": "character varying",
            "limit": null,
            "nullable": true,
            "default_value": null
          },
          "custom_goal": {
            "type": "integer",
            "sql_type": "integer",
            "limit": 4,
            "nullable": true,
            "default_value": null
          },
          ...
        ]
      }
    },
    ...
  ],
  "settings": {
    "compression_format": "BZIP2"
  }
}

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/bulk_data/schema.json

Bulk data columns

This retrieves information on the tables exported by the Bulk Data API. For convenience when working with third-party data warehouse tools like Amazon Redshift it can be useful to know the current columns for each table that the bulk data API exposes in CSV format.

The response is equivalent to the header row of tables exposed through our Bulk Data API. The table parameter controls which table header row is returned.

Response format:

id,petition_id,email,first_name,last_name,phone_number,postcode,created_at,join_organisation,deleted_at,unsubscribe_at,external_constituent_id,member_id,additional_fields,cached_organisation_slug,source,external_id,new_member,external_action_id,locale,bucket,country,updated_at,user_ip,confirmation_token,confirmed_at,confirmation_sent_at,last_signed_at,join_list_suppressed,old_daisy_chain_used,from_embed,user_agent,confirmed_reason,synced_to_crm_at,daisy_chain_experiment_slug,eu_data_processing_consent,from_one_click,consent_content_version_id,daisy_chain_id_used,email_opt_in_type_id,facebook_id,utm_params,postcode_id,referring_share_click_id,join_partnership,opt_in_sms,sms_opt_in_type_id,recaptcha_score,new_mobile_subscriber

HTTP Request

GET https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/api/bulk_data/schema/columns?table=signatures

Query Parameters

Parameter Description
table Which table from the bulk data schema endpoint should be returned

Webhook Endpoints

Webhooks can be used by software engineers to integrate ControlShift with third-party systems. They allow engineers to build software that is triggered by events that take place within ControlShift. ControlShift executes HTTPS callbacks when certain events happen (e.g. a petition is launched; a category is changed).

To begin using webhooks, visit the admin for your ControlShift Platform and choose Settings > Integrations > Webhooks. To begin sending data, you'll need to add a "New Webhook Endpoint." Each Webhook Endpoint URL you specify will receive a stream of all the hooks that occur within your ControlShift account.

If you need additional information about webhooks or how to use them, please send us a support email support@controlshiftlabs.com.

What is a Webhook?

Webhooks are HTTPS callbacks sent to a URL called an endpoint. Each time something happens in ControlShift an HTTPS POST request is made to the endpoints you've defined.

Many platforms like Twilio, Github and Slack also use Webhooks.

To handle a webhook you'll need a web application that can accept the HTTPS requests. If you already have a web application set up, handling a webhook is usually as easy as adding a new URL to your application. If not you'll have to write a new web application. Most programming languages have frameworks that can make this easy. Webhooks can also be handled by serverless functions like AWS Lambda or Azure Functions.

Webhooks are just HTTP requests. Anything that can process requests from the web can process webhooks, if the application behind it is programmed properly. Webhooks are just a fancy name for using HTTP requests for event based integration between apps.

Retries

For webhook notifications successfully processed the response should have an HTTP 2XX status code. Responses returning a different status code will be marked as failed and automatically retried up to 9 times with an exponential backoff (e.g.: after 15s, 30s, 90s, etc.).

If after 9 retries the notification cannot be delivered, the webhook endpoint will be automatically disabled and will need to be re-enabled from the admin page to start receiving webhook notifications again. We do this to protect our infrastructure and ability to deliver webhooks successfully.

We recommend making sure your webhook endpoint only returns non-2XX statuses if your service is temporarily down or experiencng a transient error. Applications that consistently return an error status when they recieve particular webhooks will inevitably end up disabled once retries are exhausted.

Security

Securing access to your endpoints where webhooks are sent is important. We recommend taking a variety of steps.

Webhook HMAC Authenticity Signing

We send a special HTTP header along with webhook deliveries that allows customers to verify that the body of the webhook being delivered originated from within your ControlShift account. We use HMAC and SHA 256 along with a secret generated for each endpoint

Using HMAC Authenticity signing is optional, but is a security best practice. Otherwise someone else could send requests to your webhook endpoint that impersonate ControlShift. HMAC signing guarantees that the webhooks you receive are authentic.

You can retrieve the secret or generate a new one via Settings > Integrations > Webhooks within your ControlShift platform admin.

Header Value
x-controlshift-webhook-signature sha256:abc123hjkl6789

The value is the prefix sha256: specifying the algorithm in use combined with the HMAC digest of the webhook HTTP request body signed with the signing secret specified for your endpoint in the ControlShift admin tools.

To verify the webhooks you receive are authentic, users should calculate the same digest value and compare it to the digest passed in the x-controlshift-webhook-signature header. These values should always be the same.

IP Addresses

Webhooks will be delivered from a stable set of the IP addresses that will not change. It is a good idea to safe-list these addresses and block webhooks originating from unknown IP addresses.

Direct AWS Access

The Bulk Data API notifies customers about new data files via webhook. In addition to allowing access via signed HTTPS request, the Bulk Data API allows direct access to these files from within the same region where your ControlShift account resides (usually us-east-1). Direct AWS Access allows for high-performance access to files on AWS S3 without leaving the AWS Cloud for customers with a point of presence in the same AWS Region. Contact support if you would like to make use of this advanced feature.

Designing a data sync

The most common use case for the Webhooks API is synchronizing ControlShift to an organization's CRM of record when an out-of the-box CRM integration is not available as part of the ControlShift product.

While designing a CRM integration sync, there are a few specific webhook events that a minimalist integration should respond to as a starting point depending on the ControlShift features that are in use.

Webhook Description
signature.created a user signed a petition
attendee.created a user signed up to attend an event
local_chapter.member.created a user joined a local chapter
unsubscribe.created a user unsubscribed and no longer wishes to receive email

Responding to these events is generally sufficient to keep an external mailing list up to date so that staff do not need to shuffle CSVs back and forth.

Webhook types summary

You can configure ControlShift Labs Webhooks to return the following event types:

Type Description
blast_email.created A new blast email is ready for moderation
category.created A new category is created
category.updated A category is changed
category.deleted A category has been deleted and removed from the organisation
data.full_table_exported A full-table dump is ready for retrieval on S3.
data.incremental_table_exported An incremental CSV update is ready for retrieval on S3.
email.open Link in an email has been clicked
email.click Email has been opened
event.created A new event is published
event.created.requires_moderation A new event requires moderation
event.mentor_assigned Mentor was assigned to the event
event.mentor_removed Mentor was removed from the event
event.updated An event is updated
attendee.created Member RSVP to event
attendee.confirmed Member confirmed RSVP and email address. This event is only emitted for organisations who have email confirmation turned on. This event is only emitted for explicit attendee confirmations, not implicit confirmations eg: for logged in users.
attendee.updated Member updates RSVP to event
attendee.deleted Attendee permanently deleted. This is currently only triggered when a member deletes its account.
flag.created Someone flags a problem for admin attention
label.applied A label is applied to a campaign, event, group, or member
label.removed A label is removed from a campaign, event, group, or member
local_chapter.created A local group has been created.
local_chapter.last_organiser.deleted A local chapter's last organiser leaves the group
local_chapter.mentor_assigned Mentor was assigned to the local chapter
local_chapter.mentor_removed Mentor was removed from the local chapter
local_chapter.organiser_request.created A user applies to be a local chapter organiser
local_chapter.organiser_request.approved An admin approves a user's application to be a local chapter organiser
local_chapter.organiser.created An organiser is added to a local chapter
local_chapter.member.created A member joins a local chapter
local_chapter.member.deleted A member leaves or is removed from a local chapter
member.deleted A member is deleted
member.deleted.resources_transferred Resources previously owned by a deleted member have been transferred to another
petition.ended A petition is marked as won, lost, or ended for another reason
petition.flagged A petition is flagged for the first or fifth time
petition.inappropriate.creator_message An inappropriate petition's creator writes a message to admins
petition.mentor_assigned Mentor was assigned to the petition
petition.mentor_removed Mentor was removed from the petition
petition.launched A new petition is launched
petition.launched.ham A petition passes the post-launch spam check
petition.launched.requires_moderation A new petition requires moderation
petition.reactivated A hidden or ended petition is reactivated
petition.start.help_requested A member has requested help while starting a petition
petition.updated A petition is updated
petition.updated.requires_moderation An updated petition requires moderation
petition.target.response Decision maker responded to a petition notification
user.created New user created.
user.confirmed User has confirmed its new account. This event is only emitted for organisations who have user confirmation turned on.
user.changed A user has changed their saved first_name, last_name, postcode, locale or email opt-in type.
user.updated A user is updated.
signature.created Member signs a petition
signature.updated Existing signature updated. This can happen when member unsubscribes or reasserts their opt in for receiving emails
signature.deleted Signature permanently deleted. Signature deletions are distinct from unsubscribes and should be treated as if the signature never happened
signature.confirmed
unsubscribe.created Member unsubscribes. This notification is emitted when member: is globally unsubscribed from the organisation by an admin or through the API, unsubscribes from partnership or unsubscribes from a petition.
locale.created New i18n instance created
forum.message.requires_moderation A new message requires moderation

blast_email.created

Example payload for blast_email.created:

  {
  "type": "blast_email.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 100,
    "from_name": "Jane Doe",
    "from_address": "jane@example.com",
    "subject": "Please help spread the word",
    "recipient_count": 990
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A new blast email is ready for moderation

category.created

Example payload for category.created:

  {
  "type": "category.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 22,
    "name": "Environment",
    "slug": "environment",
    "external_id": null,
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "df67126973794c2efde76cc4"
}

A new category is created

category.updated

Example payload for category.updated:

  {
  "type": "category.updated",
  "data": {
    "id": 22,
    "name": "Environment",
    "slug": "environment",
    "external_id": null,
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "df67126973794c2efde76cc4"
}

A category is changed

category.deleted

Example payload for category.deleted:

  {
  "type": "category.deleted",
  "data": {
    "id": 22,
    "name": "Environment",
    "slug": "environment",
    "external_id": null,
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "df67126973794c2efde76cc4"
}

A category has been deleted and removed from the organisation

data.full_table_exported

Example payload for data.full_table_exported:

  {
  "type": "data.full_table_exported",
  "data": {
    "url": "https://agra-data-exports.s3.amazonaws.com/default/petitions_20150803180434.csv?AWSAccessKeyId=XXX&Expires=1438711490&Signature=ABCDE%3D",
    "table": "petitions",
    "s3": {
      "bucket": "agra-data-exports",
      "key": "/default/petitions_20150803180434.csv"
    },
    "compression_format": "bzip2"
  },
  "jid": "cf0f50d7d225e20a188be328"
}

A full-table dump is ready for retrieval on S3.

Note

URL is encoded using (7-bit) ASCII and some characters will be escaped (i.e.: '&', '<', '>', etc.). See https://www.rubydoc.info/gems/activesupport/ActiveSupport/JSON/Encoding for more details

The compression_format field will either be bzip2 or none depending whether data exports compression is enabled or not.

If the AWS Account ID value is set for any of the webhook endpoints, an extra s3 object attribute is included with bucket and key attributes for referencing the S3 object directly.

data.incremental_table_exported

Example payload for data.incremental_table_exported:

  {
  "type": "data.incremental_table_exported",
  "data": {
    "url": "https://agra-data-exports.s3.amazonaws.com/default/petitions_20150803180434.csv?AWSAccessKeyId=XXX&Expires=1438711490&Signature=ABCDE%3D",
    "table": "petitions",
    "s3": {
      "bucket": "agra-data-exports",
      "key": "/default/petitions_20150803180434.csv"
    },
    "compression_format": "bzip2"
  },
  "jid": "cf0f50d7d225e20a188be328"
}

An incremental CSV update is ready for retrieval on S3.

Note

URL is encoded using (7-bit) ASCII and some characters will be escaped (i.e.: '&', '<', '>', etc.). See https://www.rubydoc.info/gems/activesupport/ActiveSupport/JSON/Encoding for more details

The compression_format field will either be bzip2 or none depending whether data exports compression is enabled or not.

If the AWS Account ID value is set for any of the webhook endpoints, an extra s3 object attribute is included with bucket and key attributes for referencing the S3 object directly.

email.open

Example payload for email.open:

  {
  "type": "email.open",
  "data": {
    "email": "example@test.com",
    "timestamp": 1513299569,
    "smtp-id": "<14c5d75ce93.dfd.64b469@ismtpd-555>",
    "event": "open",
    "category": "cat facts",
    "sg_event_id": "sg_event_id",
    "sg_message_id": "sg_message_id",
    "useragent": "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.1; Windows XP; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)",
    "ip": "255.255.255.255"
  },
  "jid": "df67126973794c2efde76cc4"
}

Link in an email has been clicked

email.click

Example payload for email.click:

  {
  "type": "email.click",
  "data": {
    "email": "example@test.com",
    "timestamp": 1513299569,
    "smtp-id": "<14c5d75ce93.dfd.64b469@ismtpd-555>",
    "event": "click",
    "category": "cat facts",
    "sg_event_id": "sg_event_id",
    "sg_message_id": "sg_message_id",
    "useragent": "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.1; Windows XP; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)",
    "ip": "255.255.255.255",
    "url": "http://www.controlshift.app/"
  },
  "jid": "df67126973794c2efde76cc4"
}

Email has been opened

event.created

Example payload for event.created:

  {
  "type": "event.created",
  "data": {
    "slug": "petition-hand-in",
    "title": "Petition Hand In",
    "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
    "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z",
    "virtual": false,
    "location": {
      "latitude": "40.7638667",
      "longitude": "-73.8098213",
      "postal_code": "11354",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "NY",
      "locality": null,
      "query": "155-06 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354, États-Unis",
      "street": "Roosevelt Avenue",
      "street_number": "155-06",
      "venue": "Queens Public Library at McGoldrick",
      "created_at": "2021-07-23T19:09:41Z"
    },
    "host": {
      "id": 456,
      "email": "annabelles@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Annabelle Smith",
      "first_name": "Annabelle",
      "last_name": "Smith",
      "phone_number": "1234567890",
      "postcode": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "confirmed_at": "2021-01-28T16:06:43Z",
      "join_organisation": true,
      "additional_fields": {
      },
      "email_opt_in_type": {
        "context": "web_form",
        "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
        "mailable": true,
        "external_id": null,
        "active": false
      }
    },
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/petition-hand-in",
    "shifts": [
      {
        "id": 7,
        "name": "lunch",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z"
      },
      {
        "id": 8,
        "name": "debrief",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z"
      }
    ],
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/events/images/2656/hero/_uploads_7db6d361-d3a4-4ba3-8d82-7ec3d432eea6_gettyimages-469869876.jpg20210705-641506-dcm2y0.jpg?1625504128",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A new event is published

event.created.requires_moderation

Example payload for event.created.requires_moderation:

  {
  "type": "event.created.requires_moderation",
  "data": {
    "slug": "petition-hand-in",
    "title": "Petition Hand In",
    "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
    "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z",
    "virtual": false,
    "location": {
      "latitude": "40.7638667",
      "longitude": "-73.8098213",
      "postal_code": "11354",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "NY",
      "locality": null,
      "query": "155-06 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354, États-Unis",
      "street": "Roosevelt Avenue",
      "street_number": "155-06",
      "venue": "Queens Public Library at McGoldrick",
      "created_at": "2021-07-23T19:09:41Z"
    },
    "host": {
      "id": 456,
      "email": "annabelles@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Annabelle Smith",
      "first_name": "Annabelle",
      "last_name": "Smith",
      "phone_number": "1234567890",
      "postcode": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "confirmed_at": "2021-01-28T16:06:43Z",
      "join_organisation": true,
      "additional_fields": {
      },
      "email_opt_in_type": {
        "context": "web_form",
        "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
        "mailable": true,
        "external_id": null,
        "active": false
      }
    },
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/petition-hand-in",
    "shifts": [
      {
        "id": 7,
        "name": "lunch",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z"
      },
      {
        "id": 8,
        "name": "debrief",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z"
      }
    ],
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/events/images/2656/hero/_uploads_7db6d361-d3a4-4ba3-8d82-7ec3d432eea6_gettyimages-469869876.jpg20210705-641506-dcm2y0.jpg?1625504128",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A new event requires moderation

event.mentor_assigned

Example payload for event.mentor_assigned:

  {
  "type": "event.mentor_assigned",
  "data": {
    "slug": "petition-hand-in",
    "title": "Petition Hand In",
    "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
    "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z",
    "virtual": false,
    "location": {
      "latitude": "40.7638667",
      "longitude": "-73.8098213",
      "postal_code": "11354",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "NY",
      "locality": null,
      "query": "155-06 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354, États-Unis",
      "street": "Roosevelt Avenue",
      "street_number": "155-06",
      "venue": "Queens Public Library at McGoldrick",
      "created_at": "2021-07-23T19:09:41Z"
    },
    "host": {
      "id": 456,
      "email": "annabelles@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Annabelle Smith",
      "first_name": "Annabelle",
      "last_name": "Smith",
      "phone_number": "1234567890",
      "postcode": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "confirmed_at": "2021-01-28T16:06:43Z",
      "join_organisation": true,
      "additional_fields": {
      },
      "email_opt_in_type": {
        "context": "web_form",
        "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
        "mailable": true,
        "external_id": null,
        "active": false
      }
    },
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/petition-hand-in",
    "shifts": [
      {
        "id": 7,
        "name": "lunch",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z"
      },
      {
        "id": 8,
        "name": "debrief",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z"
      }
    ],
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/events/images/2656/hero/_uploads_7db6d361-d3a4-4ba3-8d82-7ec3d432eea6_gettyimages-469869876.jpg20210705-641506-dcm2y0.jpg?1625504128",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Mentor was assigned to the event

event.mentor_removed

Example payload for event.mentor_removed:

  {
  "type": "event.mentor_removed",
  "data": {
    "slug": "petition-hand-in",
    "title": "Petition Hand In",
    "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
    "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z",
    "virtual": false,
    "location": {
      "latitude": "40.7638667",
      "longitude": "-73.8098213",
      "postal_code": "11354",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "NY",
      "locality": null,
      "query": "155-06 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354, États-Unis",
      "street": "Roosevelt Avenue",
      "street_number": "155-06",
      "venue": "Queens Public Library at McGoldrick",
      "created_at": "2021-07-23T19:09:41Z"
    },
    "host": {
      "id": 456,
      "email": "annabelles@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Annabelle Smith",
      "first_name": "Annabelle",
      "last_name": "Smith",
      "phone_number": "1234567890",
      "postcode": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "confirmed_at": "2021-01-28T16:06:43Z",
      "join_organisation": true,
      "additional_fields": {
      },
      "email_opt_in_type": {
        "context": "web_form",
        "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
        "mailable": true,
        "external_id": null,
        "active": false
      }
    },
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/petition-hand-in",
    "shifts": [
      {
        "id": 7,
        "name": "lunch",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z"
      },
      {
        "id": 8,
        "name": "debrief",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z"
      }
    ],
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/events/images/2656/hero/_uploads_7db6d361-d3a4-4ba3-8d82-7ec3d432eea6_gettyimages-469869876.jpg20210705-641506-dcm2y0.jpg?1625504128",
    "mentor": null
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Mentor was removed from the event

event.updated

Example payload for event.updated:

  {
  "type": "event.updated",
  "data": {
    "slug": "petition-hand-in",
    "title": "Petition Hand In",
    "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
    "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z",
    "virtual": false,
    "location": {
      "latitude": "40.7638667",
      "longitude": "-73.8098213",
      "postal_code": "11354",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "NY",
      "locality": null,
      "query": "155-06 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354, États-Unis",
      "street": "Roosevelt Avenue",
      "street_number": "155-06",
      "venue": "Queens Public Library at McGoldrick",
      "created_at": "2021-07-23T19:09:41Z"
    },
    "host": {
      "id": 456,
      "email": "annabelles@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Annabelle Smith",
      "first_name": "Annabelle",
      "last_name": "Smith",
      "phone_number": "1234567890",
      "postcode": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "confirmed_at": "2021-01-28T16:06:43Z",
      "join_organisation": true,
      "additional_fields": {
      },
      "email_opt_in_type": {
        "context": "web_form",
        "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
        "mailable": true,
        "external_id": null,
        "active": false
      }
    },
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/petition-hand-in",
    "shifts": [
      {
        "id": 7,
        "name": "lunch",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T18:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z"
      },
      {
        "id": 8,
        "name": "debrief",
        "start_at": "2021-07-29T20:00:00Z",
        "end_at": "2021-07-29T22:00:00Z"
      }
    ],
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/events/images/2656/hero/_uploads_7db6d361-d3a4-4ba3-8d82-7ec3d432eea6_gettyimages-469869876.jpg20210705-641506-dcm2y0.jpg?1625504128",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

An event is updated

attendee.created

Example payload for attendee.created:

  {
  "type": "attendee.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "attending_status": "attending",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "event": {
      "url": "http://localhost/events/meetup-at-park",
      "slug": "meetup-at-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "source": "facebook",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Member RSVP to event

attendee.confirmed

Example payload for attendee.confirmed:

  {
  "type": "attendee.confirmed",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "attending_status": "attending",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "event": {
      "url": "http://localhost/events/meetup-at-park",
      "slug": "meetup-at-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "source": "facebook",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Member confirmed RSVP and email address. This event is only emitted for organisations who have email confirmation turned on. This event is only emitted for explicit attendee confirmations, not implicit confirmations eg: for logged in users.

attendee.updated

Example payload for attendee.updated:

  {
  "type": "attendee.updated",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "attending_status": "attending",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "event": {
      "url": "http://localhost/events/meetup-at-park",
      "slug": "meetup-at-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "source": "facebook",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Member updates RSVP to event

attendee.deleted

Example payload for attendee.deleted:

  {
  "type": "attendee.deleted",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "attending_status": "attending",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "event": {
      "url": "http://localhost/events/meetup-at-park",
      "slug": "meetup-at-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "source": "facebook",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Attendee permanently deleted. This is currently only triggered when a member deletes its account.

flag.created

Example payload for flag.created:

  {
  "type": "flag.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 7,
    "flagged": {
      "type": "ForumMessage",
      "id": 224
    },
    "flagged_by": {
      "email": "bobby@example.com",
      "name": "Bobby Singer"
    },
    "reason": "This violates our community commitments",
    "status": "unreviewed",
    "created_at": "2015-08-05T13:17:46Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-05T13:17:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "f848f4b38b9125f7089d59ad"
}

Someone flags a problem for admin attention

For example, a local chapter organiser flags a forum message.

label.applied

Example payload for label.applied:

A label is applied to a campaign, event, group, or member

label.removed

Example payload for label.removed:

A label is removed from a campaign, event, group, or member

local_chapter.created

Example payload for local_chapter.created:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.created",
  "data": {
    "slug": "springfield-members",
    "name": "Springfield Members",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A local group has been created.

local_chapter.last_organiser.deleted

Example payload for local_chapter.last_organiser.deleted:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.last_organiser.deleted",
  "data": {
    "slug": "springfield-members",
    "name": "Springfield Members",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A local chapter's last organiser leaves the group

local_chapter.mentor_assigned

Example payload for local_chapter.mentor_assigned:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.mentor_assigned",
  "data": {
    "slug": "springfield-members",
    "name": "Springfield Members",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Mentor was assigned to the local chapter

local_chapter.mentor_removed

Example payload for local_chapter.mentor_removed:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.mentor_removed",
  "data": {
    "slug": "springfield-members",
    "name": "Springfield Members",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members",
    "mentor": null
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Mentor was removed from the local chapter

local_chapter.organiser_request.created

Example payload for local_chapter.organiser_request.created:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.organiser_request.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 1234,
    "local_chapter": {
      "slug": "springfield-members",
      "name": "Springfield Members",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members"
    },
    "user": {
      "id": 505,
      "email": "jane@example.com",
      "full_name": "Jane Goodall",
      "first_name": "Jane",
      "last_name": "Goodall",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "reason": "I want to be part of this amazing group",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A user applies to be a local chapter organiser

local_chapter.organiser_request.approved

Example payload for local_chapter.organiser_request.approved:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.organiser_request.approved",
  "data": {
    "id": 1234,
    "local_chapter": {
      "slug": "springfield-members",
      "name": "Springfield Members",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members"
    },
    "user": {
      "id": 505,
      "email": "jane@example.com",
      "full_name": "Jane Goodall",
      "first_name": "Jane",
      "last_name": "Goodall",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "reason": "I want to be part of this amazing group",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

An admin approves a user's application to be a local chapter organiser

local_chapter.organiser.created

Example payload for local_chapter.organiser.created:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.organiser.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "full_name": "Jennifer Goines",
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "US",
    "introduction": "I want to save the world!",
    "notification_level": "all_messages",
    "local_chapter": {
      "slug": "springfield-members",
      "name": "Springfield Members",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

An organiser is added to a local chapter

local_chapter.member.created

Example payload for local_chapter.member.created:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.member.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "full_name": "Jennifer Goines",
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "US",
    "introduction": "I want to save the world!",
    "notification_level": "all_messages",
    "local_chapter": {
      "slug": "springfield-members",
      "name": "Springfield Members",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A member joins a local chapter

local_chapter.member.deleted

Example payload for local_chapter.member.deleted:

  {
  "type": "local_chapter.member.deleted",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "full_name": "Jennifer Goines",
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "US",
    "introduction": "I want to save the world!",
    "notification_level": "all_messages",
    "local_chapter": {
      "slug": "springfield-members",
      "name": "Springfield Members",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/local_chapters/springfield-members"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks"
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A member leaves or is removed from a local chapter

member.deleted

Example payload for member.deleted:

  {
  "type": "member.deleted",
  "data": {
    "member": {
      "id": 100,
      "email": "jane@example.com"
    },
    "resources": {
      "new_owner": {
        "id": 888,
        "email": "richard@example.com",
        "full_name": "Richard Chamberlain",
        "first_name": "Richard",
        "last_name": "Chamberlain",
        "phone_number": "12345-1",
        "postcode": "34058-2356"
      }
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A member is deleted

member.deleted.resources_transferred

Example payload for member.deleted.resources_transferred:

  {
  "type": "member.deleted.resources_transferred",
  "data": {
    "member": {
      "id": 100,
      "email": "jane@example.com"
    },
    "resources": {
      "new_owner": {
        "id": 888,
        "email": "richard@example.com",
        "full_name": "Richard Chamberlain",
        "first_name": "Richard",
        "last_name": "Chamberlain",
        "phone_number": "12345-1",
        "postcode": "34058-2356"
      }
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

Resources previously owned by a deleted member have been transferred to another

petition.ended

Example payload for petition.ended:

  {
  "type": "petition.ended",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A petition is marked as won, lost, or ended for another reason

petition.flagged

Example payload for petition.flagged:

  {
  "type": "petition.flagged",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A petition is flagged for the first or fifth time

petition.inappropriate.creator_message

Example payload for petition.inappropriate.creator_message:

  {
  "type": "petition.inappropriate.creator_message",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

An inappropriate petition's creator writes a message to admins

petition.mentor_assigned

Example payload for petition.mentor_assigned:

  {
  "type": "petition.mentor_assigned",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

Mentor was assigned to the petition

petition.mentor_removed

Example payload for petition.mentor_removed:

  {
  "type": "petition.mentor_removed",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": null
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

Mentor was removed from the petition

petition.launched

Example payload for petition.launched:

  {
  "type": "petition.launched",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A new petition is launched

petition.launched.ham

Example payload for petition.launched.ham:

  {
  "type": "petition.launched.ham",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A petition passes the post-launch spam check

petition.launched.requires_moderation

Example payload for petition.launched.requires_moderation:

  {
  "type": "petition.launched.requires_moderation",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A new petition requires moderation

petition.reactivated

Example payload for petition.reactivated:

  {
  "type": "petition.reactivated",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A hidden or ended petition is reactivated

petition.start.help_requested

Example payload for petition.start.help_requested:

  {
  "type": "petition.start.help_requested",
  "data": {
    "created_at": "2021-06-10T15:01:22Z",
    "current_step": "who",
    "email": "alice@example.com",
    "help_requested_at": "2021-06-10T15:05:15Z",
    "locale": "en",
    "title": "Stop the Pipeline",
    "token": "YAyhN3juH8Y2gZCgvgimJnQqyS1dXnkzQht5DWNXb_07cfydfwIH7w",
    "updated_at": "2021-06-10T15:05:15Z",
    "what": null,
    "who": null,
    "why": null
  },
  "jid": "1ebf2eb10c3d8939f42dff68"
}

A member has requested help while starting a petition

petition.updated

Example payload for petition.updated:

  {
  "type": "petition.updated",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

A petition is updated

petition.updated.requires_moderation

Example payload for petition.updated.requires_moderation:

  {
  "type": "petition.updated.requires_moderation",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

An updated petition requires moderation

petition.target.response

Example payload for petition.target.response:

  {
  "type": "petition.target.response",
  "data": {
    "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "title": "Don't destroy our park!",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
    "image_url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/hero/imag0945.jpg?1438621934",
    "additional_image_sizes_url": [
      {
        "style": "form",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/form/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "large",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/large/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "open_graph",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/open_graph/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      },
      {
        "style": "original",
        "url": "https://d34smfggpfnvat.cloudfront.net/petitions/images/788/original/imag0945.jpg?1438621934"
      }
    ],
    "who": "Anytown City Council",
    "what": "The park on Main Street is an important community space.  Don't approve the proposal to sell it to office building developers.",
    "goal": 100,
    "signature_count": 0,
    "creator": {
      "id": 1,
      "email": "agra.user.adm@gmail.com",
      "full_name": "Tyshawn Morissette",
      "first_name": "Tyshawn",
      "last_name": "Morissette",
      "phone_number": "12345-1",
      "postcode": "34058-2356"
    },
    "locale": "en-US",
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:11:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:12:15Z",
    "why": "Studies have shown that green space is important to child development and community well-being.",
    "ended": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We won the campaign! The Main Street park will be protected for years to come.",
    "successful": true,
    "ended_story": "We won! Thanks to your support, the city council has agreed to protect the Main Street park from development.",
    "mentor": {
      "full_name": "Richard Rodriguez",
      "email": "richard@dogooders.org"
    }
  },
  "jid": "9fccc1957d7d7ebc93fb0f05"
}

Decision maker responded to a petition notification

user.created

Example payload for user.created:

  {
  "type": "user.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "full_name": "Jennifer Goines",
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "phone_number": "123-456",
    "postcode": "101010",
    "country": "US",
    "confirmed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "join_organisation": true,
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

New user created.

user.confirmed

Example payload for user.confirmed:

  {
  "type": "user.confirmed",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "full_name": "Jennifer Goines",
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "phone_number": "123-456",
    "postcode": "101010",
    "country": "US",
    "confirmed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "join_organisation": true,
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

User has confirmed its new account. This event is only emitted for organisations who have user confirmation turned on.

user.changed

Example payload for user.changed:

  {
  "type": "user.changed",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "foo@bar.com",
    "changes": {
      "first_name": [
        "Nate",
        "Nathan"
      ],
      "email_opt_in_type": [
        {
          "context": "web_form",
          "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
          "mailable": true,
          "external_id": "",
          "active": true
        },
        {
          "context": "web_form",
          "kind": "unchecked_checkbox",
          "mailable": true,
          "external_id": "",
          "active": true
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A user has changed their saved first_name, last_name, postcode, locale or email opt-in type.

user.updated

Example payload for user.updated:

  {
  "type": "user.updated",
  "data": {
    "id": 180,
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "full_name": "Jennifer Goines",
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "phone_number": "123-456",
    "postcode": "101010",
    "country": "US",
    "confirmed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "join_organisation": true,
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345"
    },
    "changes": {
      "first_name": [
        "Nate",
        "Nathan"
      ],
      "email_opt_in_type": [
        {
          "context": "web_form",
          "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
          "mailable": true,
          "external_id": "",
          "active": true
        },
        {
          "context": "web_form",
          "kind": "unchecked_checkbox",
          "mailable": true,
          "external_id": "",
          "active": true
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
}

A user is updated.

signature.created

Example payload for signature.created:

  {
  "type": "signature.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "country_without_fallback": "",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "locale": "en",
    "token": "2919ec5f25d493c19690a21135d7fd902a336927",
    "source": "facebook",
    "bucket": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks",
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/43.0.2357.130 Chrome/43.0.2357.130 Safari/537.36",
    "from_embed": null,
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "last_signed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "petition": {
      "url": "http://localhost/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
      "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "deleted_at": null,
    "unsubscribe_at": null
  },
  "jid": "1ebf2eb10c3d8939f42dff68"
}

Member signs a petition

We also include optional partnership or effort slugs nested under the petition resource for signatures that take place on petitions associated with those objects.

Field Help
join_organisation If the user opts in to receive email from the organisation, this is true. If the user does not wish to receive email or join the organisation this is false.
confirmed_at A timestamp, set when the user confirms their email address and signature. Used for double opt in.
confirmed_reason The mechanism through which the user confirmed their signature
email_opt_in_type A representation of the mechanism that the member used while opting in or out of email.

signature.updated

Example payload for signature.updated:

  {
  "type": "signature.updated",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "country_without_fallback": "",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "locale": "en",
    "token": "2919ec5f25d493c19690a21135d7fd902a336927",
    "source": "facebook",
    "bucket": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks",
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/43.0.2357.130 Chrome/43.0.2357.130 Safari/537.36",
    "from_embed": null,
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "last_signed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "petition": {
      "url": "http://localhost/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
      "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "deleted_at": null,
    "unsubscribe_at": null
  },
  "jid": "1ebf2eb10c3d8939f42dff68"
}

Existing signature updated. This can happen when member unsubscribes or reasserts their opt in for receiving emails

We also include optional partnership or effort slugs nested under the petition resource for signatures that take place on petitions associated with those objects.

Field Help
join_organisation If the user opts in to receive email from the organisation, this is true. If the user does not wish to receive email or join the organisation this is false.
confirmed_at A timestamp, set when the user confirms their email address and signature. Used for double opt in.
confirmed_reason The mechanism through which the user confirmed their signature
email_opt_in_type A representation of the mechanism that the member used while opting in or out of email.

signature.deleted

Example payload for signature.deleted:

  {
  "type": "signature.deleted",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "country_without_fallback": "",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "locale": "en",
    "token": "2919ec5f25d493c19690a21135d7fd902a336927",
    "source": "facebook",
    "bucket": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks",
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/43.0.2357.130 Chrome/43.0.2357.130 Safari/537.36",
    "from_embed": null,
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "last_signed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "petition": {
      "url": "http://localhost/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
      "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "deleted_at": null,
    "unsubscribe_at": null
  },
  "jid": "1ebf2eb10c3d8939f42dff68"
}

Signature permanently deleted. Signature deletions are distinct from unsubscribes and should be treated as if the signature never happened

We also include optional partnership or effort slugs nested under the petition resource for signatures that take place on petitions associated with those objects.

Field Help
join_organisation If the user opts in to receive email from the organisation, this is true. If the user does not wish to receive email or join the organisation this is false.
confirmed_at A timestamp, set when the user confirms their email address and signature. Used for double opt in.
confirmed_reason The mechanism through which the user confirmed their signature
email_opt_in_type A representation of the mechanism that the member used while opting in or out of email.

signature.confirmed

Example payload for signature.confirmed:

  {
  "type": "signature.confirmed",
  "data": {
    "id": 645,
    "first_name": "Jennifer",
    "last_name": "Goines",
    "email": "jenny@example.com",
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "23456",
    "country": "",
    "country_without_fallback": "",
    "join_organisation": null,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "locale": "en",
    "token": "2919ec5f25d493c19690a21135d7fd902a336927",
    "source": "facebook",
    "bucket": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_source": "facebook",
    "utm_campaign": "share-campaign-v2",
    "utm_medium": "social",
    "utm_content": "share-variant-3",
    "utm_term": "parks",
    "user_ip": "127.0.0.1",
    "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/43.0.2357.130 Chrome/43.0.2357.130 Safari/537.36",
    "from_embed": null,
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "last_signed_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "additional_fields": {
    },
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "pre_checked_checkbox",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": "abcd12345"
    },
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 123,
      "external_id": "abc345",
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 747,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z"
    },
    "petition": {
      "url": "http://localhost/petitions/don-t-destroy-our-park",
      "slug": "don-t-destroy-our-park"
    },
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T13:30:01Z",
    "deleted_at": null,
    "unsubscribe_at": null
  },
  "jid": "1ebf2eb10c3d8939f42dff68"
}

We also include optional partnership or effort slugs nested under the petition resource for signatures that take place on petitions associated with those objects.

Field Help
join_organisation If the user opts in to receive email from the organisation, this is true. If the user does not wish to receive email or join the organisation this is false.
confirmed_at A timestamp, set when the user confirms their email address and signature. Used for double opt in.
confirmed_reason The mechanism through which the user confirmed their signature
email_opt_in_type A representation of the mechanism that the member used while opting in or out of email.

unsubscribe.created

Example payload for unsubscribe.created:

  [
  {
    "type": "unsubscribe.created",
    "data": {
      "id": 3,
      "email": "river@example.com",
      "unsubscribe_organisation": true,
      "unsubscribable_type": null,
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:38:49Z"
    },
    "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
  },
  {
    "type": "unsubscribe.created",
    "data": {
      "id": 3,
      "email": "river@example.com",
      "unsubscribe_organisation": false,
      "unsubscribable_type": "PartnershipSubscription",
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:38:49Z"
    },
    "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
  },
  {
    "type": "unsubscribe.created",
    "data": {
      "id": 3,
      "email": "river@example.com",
      "unsubscribe_organisation": true,
      "unsubscribable_type": "Signature",
      "created_at": "2015-08-03T13:38:49Z",
      "blast_email": {
        "id": 199,
        "subject": "Please help spread the word"
      }
    },
    "jid": "030ee43a4fa9788e084d9cfc"
  }
]

Member unsubscribes. This notification is emitted when member: is globally unsubscribed from the organisation by an admin or through the API, unsubscribes from partnership or unsubscribes from a petition.

First example: Admin globally unsubscribes a member from the member page

Second example: Member unsubscribes from partnership
Note: unsubscribe_organisation can have true or false values depending on member's input at the unsubscribe page (only if the Allow global unsubscribes option is enabled for the organisation)

Third example: Member unsubscribes from petition
Notes:
unsubscribe_organisation can have true or false values depending on member's input at the unsubscribe page (only if the Allow global unsubscribes option is enabled for the organisation)
The blast_email property will only be included if member unsubscribed by clicking on the link included on the petition blast email's footer

locale.created

Example payload for locale.created:

  {
  "type": "locale.created",
  "data": {
    "id": 22,
    "name": "es",
    "action_kit_external_id": null,
    "created_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-08-03T12:38:46Z"
  },
  "jid": "df67126973794c2efde76cc4"
}

New i18n instance created

forum.message.requires_moderation

Example payload for forum.message.requires_moderation:

  {
  "type": "forum.message.requires_moderation",
  "data": {
    "id": 10,
    "thread_title": "Hello everyone",
    "content": "I just wanted to say hi",
    "admin_status": "unreviewed",
    "sent_at": "2015-08-05T13:17:46Z",
    "member": {
      "id": 10829,
      "created_at": "2015-08-05T13:17:46Z"
    },
    "discussable": {
      "discussable_type": "LocalChapter",
      "discussable_id": 56
    }
  },
  "jid": "f848f4b38b9125f7089d59ad"
}

A new message requires moderation

Note
The admin_status field can take any of the following values:
  • unreviewed
  • flagged
  • approved_automatically
  • approved_manually
  • flagged_deleted
  • inappropriate
Though on the forum.message.requires_moderation notification type it will always be set to unreviewed
The discussable.discussable_type field can take any of the following values:
  • LocalChapter
  • Event

Bulk Data

To perform advanced reporting or analytics on your ControlShift data, you can mirror all your data into an external database. This can be a helpful tool for answering high-level questions about member engagement.

We provide a set of automated bulk exports and webhooks, along with examples (linked below) on how to use them.

This service was built in a database agnostic way, but it is possible to build a ControlShift → Amazon Redshift data pipeline using the ControlShift to Redshift Pipeline technique outlined below.

Export schedule and webhooks

Every night, we'll export the most up-to-date version of all of your data into a set of CSV files, one for each internal ControlShift table. The data.full_table_exported indicates such an export. These full CSV files should replace the existing data in your mirror database.

Additionally, once a minute, we'll produce CSV files with any new rows that have been added to ControlShift's internal tables. The data.incremental_table_exported webhooks indicates a set of these added-rows exports. Note that the incremental exports do not include any updates or deletions of existing rows; you'll have to wait for the nightly export to receive fresh data with updates and deletions included.

Bulk Data Data Schemas

The bulk data webhooks include exports of the following tables:

For full information on the schema of each table, use the /api/bulk_data/schema.json API endpoint.

Bulk Data Files

Each table exposed by the bulk data API is made available as a CSV file with the URL to download each file sent via webhook.

We expire access to data 6 hours after it has been generated. This means that if you are building an automated system to ingest data from this API it must process webhook notifications within 6 hours.

Once webhook data has expired, the download URLs will return a 403 error response.

Files compression

When the Compress bulk data exports option is enabled (available at the Webhooks integration page), incremental and nightly bulk data export files will be compressed in bzip2 format. This will improve the performance for fetching the files from S3 since they will be considerably smaller.

Interpreting the share_clicks table

The share_clicks table is designed to help you understand in detail how social media sharing influences member actions. Every time a member clicks on a social sharing link on a petition or event page, it's recorded in the share_clicks table, and we add a unique sharing token to the campaign link they share. When another member follows the shared link and signs a petition, we record the referring_share_click_id for the new signature. Thus it is possible to trace the origin of a signature to the member who shared a campaign on social media.

Auto-generated share clicks

For button clicks on campaign pages, we can create share click records on the fly, using Javascript. But when members click on social sharing links in emails, or forward campaign emails to their friends, it's impossible to track that activity directly.

To support the referring-member functionality for emails, we pre-create share_clicks records representing the idea that a user might click on the social sharing links in the Thanks email, or forward the email to their friends. Then we add the unique sharing tokens to the links in the email, so that any signatures resulting from those email-based shares can get a referring_share_click_id. We do this for both the Thanks For Signing email, and the Thanks For Creating Petition email.

The pre-created share_clicks records have true values in the auto_generated column, to allow distinguishing them from records that represent a member definitely clicking on something.

Column by column

Column Explanation
id Unique identifier for this share click. Not guaranteed to be sequential.
page_type Campaign type (Petition or Event)
page_id Campaign ID; corresponds to id in the petitions or events table
medium What kind of share (e.g. "facebook" or "email")
member_id If available, which member did the share click. Corresponds to id in the members table. Might be null if e.g. a member arrived on a petition page and immediately shared without signing.
created_at When the member clicked on the sharing button. Or for auto-generated share clicks, when the email was sent.
updated_at Usually the same as created_at, but would be updated if the record was changed after creation
token Random unique identifier used to refer to this share click in URLs
auto_generated Whether this is an auto-generated share click. Boolean.

Interpreting the unsubscribes table

The unsubscribes table is used for keeping a record of all member unsubscribes.

There are several kinds of unsubscribes:

Depending the kind of unsubscribe the member is taking, the database record will have different values on its attributes:

Unsubscribe Kind Attribute values
Petition unsubscribe unsubscribable_type = "Signature".
unsubscribable_id corresponds to id in the signatures table.
unsubscribe_object and unsubscribe_organisation may be true or false depending the option the member chooses when unsubscribing.
Event unsubscribe unsubscribable_type = "Attendee".
unsubscribable_id corresponds to id in the attendees table.
unsubscribe_object and unsubscribe_organisation may be true or false depending the option the member chooses when unsubscribing.
Partnership unsubscribe unsubscribable_type = "PartnershipSubscription".
unsubscribable_id corresponds to id in the partnership_subscriptions table.
unsubscribe_object and unsubscribe_organisation may be true or false depending the option the member chooses when unsubscribing.
Organisation unsubscribe unsubscribable_type = "Organisation".
unsubscribe_object = false.
unsubscribe_organisation = true.

Additionally the following columns apply for all kinds of unsubscribe:

Column Explanation
blast_email_id Blast email ID; corresponds to id in the blast_emails table. May be null if unsubscribe was not triggered by the member clicking on a blast email's unsubscribe link (e.g.: when unsubscribing member from the API or from org admin page).
email Member's email address.
external_id If unsubscribe was synced to CRM this column will store the ID on the external system.
externally_unsubscribed_at When the unsubscribe was synced to CRM.
created_at When the unsubscribe was recorded in the platform.
updated_at Same as created_at as unsubscribe records cannot be updated after creation.

ControlShift to Redshift Pipeline

Setting up an Amazon Redshift integration is a great way to learn more about the actions your members are taking or perform sophisticated analytics, but it is an advanced topic that requires knowledge of Amazon Web Services, SQL, and Terraform.

Following these instructions we'll use a custom AWS Lambda to receive data from ControlShift's bulk data API webhooks and two different mechanisms to load our data into Redshift:

The final result will be a replica of the tables that back your instance of ControlShift that are refreshed in full each night and appended with inserts on a per-minute basis.

ControlShift has authored a Terraform module that makes the entire setup process straightforward and allows for updates to the infrastructure over time.

Example Flow

ControlShift Redshift Flow For Small Data Exports

ControlShift Redshift Flow With Lambdas Chart

ControlShift Redshift Flow For Large Data Exports

ControlShift Redshift Flow With Glue Chart

Redshift Pipeline Setup

If you are not yet using Redshift or Terraform, we've written an example Terraform plan that should create a working integration, a new Redshift instance and appropriate permissions from an otherwise empty AWS Account.

If you are already using Terraform or Redshift it is probably best to either fork this example or use the module we provide directly in your own TF plan

Applying the Terraform plan in your AWS account will create all of the resources necessary and output the Webhook URL that you'll need to configure within your ControlShift platform settings.

Prepare Redshift Schema

We need to prep tables in your Redshift Data Warehouse to receive our ControlShift Data. We'll use psql for this.

  1. Install psql if you don't have it already.
  2. Download the current SQL DDL for ControlShift's tables tables.sql or generate an up to date one using this script. that uses our Schema API.
  3. Finally, you'll need to load that set of tables into your Redshift instance with the following command:

psql -h <cluster_endpoint> -U <database_user> -d <database_name> -p <cluster_port> -f petitions_schema.sql

Configure ControlShift's Webhook

Finally, you'll need to log into your admin panel. Settings > Integrations > Webhooks. Then add the bulk data webhook pointing at your Lambda endpoint output by the Terraform plan.

Working with compressed bulk data files

As described in Bulk data files compression, you can enable compression for bulk data export files. Doing so has the additional benefit of allowing to horizontally scale up AWS Glue's processing of large files as detailed in Best practices to scale Apache Spark jobs and partition data with AWS Glue, improving greatly the performance of the process for importing large data exports.

Small data exports, processed with the controlshift-redshift-loader Lambda function will also take advantage of the compression on source files by performing the correct COPY command on Redshift to process the compressed files directly without needing to decompress.

More information.

More information is available on the READMEs for the various projects that this integration is composed from. We can also provide assistance for customers configuring these tools via support@controlshiftlabs.com

Authenticated REST API

The Authenticated REST API allows customers to build applications that interact with their own data or securely grant access to third-party app developers without exposing administrative credentials. It is designed to be consumed server-side, in contrast to the JSONP API which is designed for unauthenticated javascript integrations.

We use OAuth2 to allow organizations to securely grant access to API Applications. OAuth2 is a standardized protocol that allows user credentials to be exchanged for a secret token which can then be used to access an API. There are OAuth2 implementations available for most common programming languages. You'll probably want to read some general documentation on how OAuth2 works before attempting to use this API.

An API Application must be configured within your ControlShift instance before using the API. Access is then granted to this application, and exchanged for a token which is used to authenticate your access to API endpoints.

If you're synchronizing data from ControlShift into another system then the Webhooks API is likely a better choice for that use case.

Rate Limits

We apply the following per-domain rate limits on HTTP requests made to the API:

Once the limit is reached, we will return an HTTP response with status code 429 - Too Many Requests and the following headers:

Quickstart Guide

  1. Set up a new API Application Log in as an Organisation Owner and navigate to Settings > Integrations > REST API Apps. Add a New Application. Use urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob as the callback URL unless you plan to allow self-service application authorization.

  2. Clone the oauth-api-example github repo.

  3. Follow the instructions in the README.md file to get that example working with your credentials.

  4. Do something similar in your actual code.

Note: Access tokens have a 2 hours expiration, after that period you can use the old token to generate a new one.

Organisation

Retrieve

Get up to date statistics about the current organisation.

GET /api/v1/organisation

{
  "organisation": {
    "slug": "foo",
    "petitions_count": 3,
    "signatures_count": 4,
    "blast_emails_count": 0,
    "members_count": 5
  }
}

Email Opt In Types

List

Get a list of the email opt in types that have been configured for this organisation.

Email opt in types represent the way that members have opted in to your email list.

Context

The context this opt in type was displayed to users in.

Value Description
web_form an action on the web
email in a confirmation email
offline collected offline via a paper form
external represents opt ins gathered in other systems

Kind

The sort of opt in that was gathered

Value Description
email_confirmation an action on the web
implicit a message displayed while taking action
offline collected offline via a paper form
unchecked_checkbox a checkbox that began unchecked
physical_signature a wet ink signature
pre_checked_checkbox a checkbox that began checked
radio a radio button with yes/no options

Active

This parameter is true if the opt in type is currently being used in it's specified context.

Mailable

Whether this opt-in type should be considered valid for email.

external_id

External IDs are set by customers through the admin interface while configuring opt in types. You can use them to match up email opt in types with your external systems, or to refer to email opt in types consistently through this API.

GET /api/v1/organisation/email_opt_in_types

{
  "email_opt_in_types": [{
    "context": "web_form",
    "kind": "implicit",
    "mailable": true,
    "active": true,
    "external_id": "your-external-id"
  }]
}

Get a list of the Data Processing Consent Content Versions that have been configured for this organisation.

These content versions track changes to the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Data Processing Consent disclaimers.

GET /api/v1/organisation/consent_content_versions

Members

The platform transparently creates a member record for any email address that creates a user account, signs a petition, or attends an event.

Members are unique by email address, and all platform activity is tracked by member id.

When someone signs a petition or attends an event, we lookup the email address to see if they have taken action before and either reuse the existing member record or create a new one if your organisation has not interacted with that person before.

Lookup

GET response body for Lookup

{
  "member": {
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com",
    "created_at": "2015-06-01T15:37:47Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-07-01T11:23:45Z",
    "external_id": "abc123",

    "data_processing_consent": {
      "consented_to_latest_version": false,

      "most_recent_consent_from_member": {
        "consented_at": "2018-01-01T04:00Z",

        "consent_content_version": {
          "id": "25",
          "external_id": "def456",
          "created_at": "2017-12-31T23:59Z"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Find a member by email address. Once you have obtained a member id you can use this identifier in other API calls.

GET /api/v1/members/lookup?email=foo@bar.com

Show

GET response body for Show

{
  "member": {
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com",
    "created_at": "2015-06-01T15:37:47Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-07-01T11:23:45Z",
    "external_id": "abc123",

    "data_processing_consent": {
      "consented_to_latest_version": false,

      "most_recent_consent_from_member": {
        "consented_at": "2018-01-01T04:00Z",

        "consent_content_version": {
          "id": "25",
          "external_id": "def456",
          "created_at": "2017-12-31T23:59Z"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Find a member by id.

The data_processing_consent block is only present when the data processing consent feature is enabled.

GET /api/v1/members/123

Activity

GET response body for Activity

{
  "first_name": "Jane",
  "last_name": "Doe",
  "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
  "created_at": "2015-06-01T15:37:47Z",

  "signatures": [
    {
      "email": "jane.doe@example.com",
      "petition": {
        "slug": "save-the-whales"
      }
      ...
    }
    ...
  ]
  ...
}

Get information about a member's activity on the platform. This can be useful if you're building a member dashboard that includes information from ControlShift and other toolsets.

The member activity report includes basic biographical information as well as petitions created or signed, events hosted or attended, group memberships, forum posts, partnership subscriptions, and unsubscribe history.

GET /api/v1/members/123/activity

Destroy

DELETE response body for Destroy

{
  "member": {
    "deleted": true,
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Permanently deletes a member with specified id and all associated records including petitions, signatures, events. The deletion feature is designed to honor requests from members around the right to be forgotten.

DELETE /api/v1/members/123

Deletes are synchronous and may take several seconds depending on how many resources are owned by the member.

Ownership of Petitions and Events created by the deleted member will be re-assigned to the user account specified in the organisation's settings.

Anonymize

POST response body for Anonymize

{
  "member": {
    "deleted": true,
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Anonymizes the member with specified id. This permanently deletes the member and all associated signatures. However, petition signatures from the anonymized member are preserved, anonymized, on petition data exports, signature counts, and petition letters. The method of anonymization is configured in organisation name privacy settings.

POST /api/v1/members/123/anonymize

Anonymization is synchronous and may take several seconds depending on how many resources are owned by the member.

Ownership of Petitions and Events created by the deleted member will be re-assigned to the user account specified in the organisation's settings.

Unsubscribe

POST response body for Unsubscribe

{
  "member": {
    "unsubscribed": true,
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Unsubscribes a member with specified id from emails from event hosts and petiton creators. Member will still receive transactional emails, and will be resubscribed if they opt in while signing a new petition or attending a new event, etc.

POST /api/v1/members/123/unsubscribe

Update Email Opt In Type

POST body

external_id=foo

Changes the email opt in type for the member with the specified id to the external id in the POST body. This will update the opt in type for all associated signatures, attendee records, user accounts and other data held by ControlShift to the opt in type specified by external_id.

This feature may be useful for upgrading the recorded consent when new consent for email communications has been collected in external systems.

Most likely you will be changing historical consents that may no longer be mailable for legal reasons to a new mailable consent type.

No history is stored recording the original consent type, it is replaced by the new one specified.

POST /api/v1/members/123/update_email_opt_in_type

Petitions

Petition are pieces of content that can be signed by members.

Show

GET response Body

{
  "petition": {
    "admin_events_status": "auto",
    "admin_status": "good",
    "alias": "teatime",
    "campaigner_contactable": true,
    "can_download_signers": true,
    "created_at": "1776-12-16T21:32Z",
    "custom_goal": 500,
    "delivery_details": "We will throw the petition into the harbor.",
    "external_facebook_page": "https://facebook.com/example",
    "external_site": "https://example.com/do-not-tax-our-tea",
    "goal": 500,
    "hide_petition_creator": false,
    "hide_recent_signers": false,
    "hide_signature_form": false,
    "id": 123,
    "launched": true,
    "locale": "en-US",
    "petition_creator_name_override": "Anonymous Tea Enthusiast",
    "redirect_to": null,
    "show_progress_bar": true,
    "signature_count_add_amount": 100,
    "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea",
    "source": "homepage",
    "title": "No Taxes on Tea",
    "updated_at": "1776-12-16T21:32Z",
    "what": "Stop taxing our tea",
    "who": "King George",
    "why": "No taxation without representation!",
    "title_locked": false,
    "what_locked": true,
    "who_locked": false,
    "why_locked": false,
    "delivery_details_locked": false,
    "external_facebook_page_locked": false,
    "external_site_locked": false,
    "categories_locked": false,
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea",
    "public_who": "George III, King of Great Britain",
    "ended": true,
    "successful": true,
    "ended_type": "won",
    "ended_reason": "We overthrew the government and they don't tax our tea anymore.",
    "ended_story": "This was an overwhelming success!",
    "image": {
      "urls": {
        "open_graph": "http://cdn.example.com/petitions/images/25/open_graph/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "horizontal": "http://cdn.example.com/petitions/images/25/horizontal/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "hero": "http://cdn.example.com/petitions/images/25/hero/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "original": "http://cdn.example.com/petitions/images/25/original/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "form": "http://cdn.example.com/petitions/images/25/form/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704"
      },
      "description": "Picture of a small teapot with flowers on it and money tucked under the lid"
    },
    "public_signature_count": 234,
    "admin_notes": [
      {
        "source": "legacy",
        "body": "An older note about this campaign",
        "created_at": "2018-01-25T23:45:12Z",
        "user": null
      },
      {
        "source": "user",
        "body": "We should have a call with this campaigner but they have no telephone.",
        "created_at": "2019-10-09T12:34:45Z",
        "user": {
          "email": "organiser_2@example.com",
          "full_name": "Sarah Organiser"
        }
      }
    ],
    "creator": {
      "full_name": "Patrick Henry",
      "first_name": "Patrick",
      "last_name": "Henry",
      "email": "patrick.henry@example.com",
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555"
    },
    "mentor": {
      "member_id": 123,
      "full_name": "Alexander Hamilton",
      "email": "alex.hamilton@example.com",
      "phone_number": null,
      "postcode": "12345"
    },
    "reviewer": {
      "member_id": 234,
      "full_name": "Thomas Jefferson",
      "email": "thomas.jefferson@example.com",
      "phone_number": "555-444-3333",
      "postcode": null
    },
    "location": {
      "query": "boston harbor",
      "latitude": "42.3376368",
      "longitude": "-70.99304",
      "venue": "Boston Harbor",
      "street_number": "",
      "street": "",
      "region": "MA",
      "postal_code": "",
      "country": "US",
      "created_at": "2017-11-16T22:38:29Z"
    },
    "decision_makers": [
      {
        "slug": "king-george",
        "name": "George III",
        "context": "King of Great Britain",
        "phone_number": "",
        "email": "",
        "location": {
          "query": "buckingham palace",
          "latitude": "51.501364",
          "longitude": "-0.1440787",
          "venue": "Buckingham Palace",
          "street_number": "",
          "street": "",
          "region": "London",
          "postal_code": "SW1A 1AA",
          "country": "UK",
          "created_at": "2017-11-16T22:38:29Z"
        }
      }
    ],
    "effort": {
      "slug": "no-taxation-without-representation"
    },
    "partnership": {
      "slug": "the-american-revolution",
      "title": "The American Revolution!"
    },
    "labels": [
      "Tea related",
      "taxes"
    ],
    "categories": [
      {
        "slug": "avoidingtaxes",
        "name": "Avoiding Taxes"
      },
      {
        "slug": "boats",
        "name": "Boats"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Find information about a petition by URL slug.

GET /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea

The slug used to identify a petition for API purposes is the same as the slug that appears in the member-facing petition page URL. For example, for a petition whose petition page is at https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/save-our-library, the petition slug is save-our-library.

List

GET response body

{
  "petitions": [
    {
      "id": 123,
      "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea",
      "title": "No Taxes on Tea",
      ...
    },
    {
      "id": 124,
      "slug": "stop-burning-coal-1",
      "title": "Stop Burning Coal",
      ...
    },
    ...
  ],

  "meta": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "total_pages": 12,
    "previous_page": null,
    "next_page": 2
  }
}

Get a paginated list of all petitions, including ones that are unlaunched or otherwise not visible to the public. Includes all the same data as the single-petition endpoint for each petition.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

GET /api/v1/petitions?page=1

Create

POST /api/v1/petitions

{
  "petition": {
    "title": "No Taxes on Tea",
    "what": "Stop taxing our tea",
    "why": "No taxation without representation!",
    "categories": ["Tax Policy", "End Colonialism"],
    "creator": {
      "first_name": "Patrick",
      "last_name": "Henry",
      "email": "patrick.henry@example.com",
      "locale": "en-US"
    },
    "targets": [
      {
        "name": "George III",
        "context": "King of Great Britain"
      }
    ],
    "partnership": {
      "slug": "american-whigs"
    },
    "region": {
      "slug": "new-york-city"
    }
  }
}

Response body

{
  "status": "success",
  "petition": {
    "admin_events_status": "auto",
    "admin_status": "good",
    "alias": null,
    "campaigner_contactable": true,
    "can_download_signers": true,
    "created_at": "1776-12-16T21:32Z",
    "custom_goal": null,
    "delivery_details": null,
    "external_facebook_page": null,
    "external_site": null,
    "goal": 100,
    "hide_petition_creator": false,
    "hide_recent_signers": false,
    "hide_signature_form": false,
    "id": 123,
    "launched": true,
    "locale": "en",
    "petition_creator_name_override": null,
    "redirect_to": null,
    "show_progress_bar": true,
    "signature_count_add_amount": null,
    "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea",
    "source": "API",
    "title": "No Taxes on Tea",
    "updated_at": "1776-12-16T21:32Z",
    "what": "Stop taxing our tea",
    "who": null,
    "why": "No taxation without representation!",
    "title_locked": null,
    "what_locked": null,
    "who_locked": null,
    "why_locked": null,
    "delivery_details_locked": null,
    "external_facebook_page_locked": null,
    "external_site_locked": null,
    "categories_locked": null,
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea",
    "public_who": "George III, King of Great Britain",
    "ended": false,
    "successful": false,
    "image": null,
    "public_signature_count": 0,
    "admin_notes": [],
    "creator": {
      "full_name": "Patrick Henry",
      "first_name": "Patrick",
      "last_name": "Henry",
      "email": "patrick.henry@example.com",
      "phone_number": null
    },
    "mentor": null,
    "reviewer": null,
    "location": null,
    "decision_makers": [
      {
        "name": "George III",
        "slug": "george-iii",
        "context": "King of Great Britain",
        "phone_number": null,
        "email": null
      }
    ],
    "effort": null,
    "partnership": {
      "slug": "american-whigs",
      "title": "Whigs in the American Colonies"
    },
    "labels": [],
    "categories": [
      {
        "slug": "tax-policy",
        "name": "Tax Policy"
      },
      {
        "slug": "end-colonialism-now",
        "title": "End Colonialism"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Create a new petition.

POST /api/v1/petitions

If a creator is specified, that user will become the petition's leader, and will receive an email asking them to confirm that they are leading the petition. Once the leader confirms, the petition will work the same way as a petition created via the web UI. The URL in the response is the public petition page where supporters can sign the petition. To update a petition after creation, use the returned slug with the Petition Update endpoint.

The request body should be a JSON block containing one "petition" object, which can have the following properties:

Field Type Description Required?
campaigner_contactable Boolean Whether members of the public can contact the petition creator via the public petition page no; default is true
categories List of Strings Names of categories that should be applied to the new petition. Must be categories that already exist. If category names are translated, the original/main language names should be used here. no
creator User block (see below) User who will be the petition leader. If a user account does not already exist with this email, we will create one. no; default is no leader
delivery_details String How the petition will be delivered no
external_facebook_page String URL of a facebook page for the campaign no
external_site String URL of a website about the campaign no
group[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing group this petition should be associated with no
hide_petition_creator Boolean Whether to suppress the display of the petition creator’s name on the petition page no; default is false
hide_recent_signers Boolean Whether to suppress the "recently signed" and "recently shared" display no; default is false
labels List of Strings Labels that should be applied to the new petition. Any labels that do not already exist will be created no
locale String The ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the language the petition content is in. Must be one of the languages supported by ControlShift. no; defaults to organisation's default language
location Location block (see below) Information about the location associated with the petition. If latitude and longitude are included, we’ll use them. Otherwise, we’ll geocode the fields provided. no
partnership[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing partnership this petition should be associated with no
petition_creator_name_override String Name to display on the petition page instead of the creator's account name no
region[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing region this petition should be associated with no
source String Optional, open-ended string representing where this petition came from no; default is "API"
targets List of 0-1 Target blocks (see below) Decision makers for this petition. If a block includes a slug, we’ll use it to look up an existing decision maker. Otherwise, we’ll try to create a new one. Any decision maker created this way will be set to "published". Specifying more than one decision maker is not yet supported. no; default is no decision maker
title String Title of the petition yes
what String Text of the petition ask yes
who String Who the petition is addressed to yes, unless targets includes a decision maker
why String Text explaining why the petition is important yes

A Location block is a JSON object with some or all of the following properties:

Field Type Description
country String ISO 3166-1 two-letter code for the country
latitude Floating-point number Latitude
locality String City
longitude Floating-point number Longitude
postal_code String Postcode / ZIP code
region String State/province/etc.
street String Street name
street_number String Street number (e.g. "123" in "123 Main Street")
venue String Venue name

If the block does not include latitude and longitude, it must include country and at least one of locality, region, or postal code, so that we can geocode the location.

A Target block is a JSON object that has either the unique slug of an existing decision maker, like this:

{"slug": "president-joe-biden"}

or a set of the following properties for creating a new decision maker:

Field Type Description Required?
context String Job title or additional context about the decision maker no
email String Email address for contacting the decision maker no
name String Decision maker's name yes
phone_number String Phone number for contacting the decision maker no

A User block is a JSON object with some or all of the following properties:

Field Type Description Required?
email String Email address yes
first_name String First/given name no
last_name String Last/family name no
locale String The ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the user's preferred language. Must be one of the languages supported by ControlShift. no; defaults to organisation's default language
phone_number String Phone number no
postcode String Postcode / ZIP code no

Update

PUT request body

{
  "petition": {
    "signature_count_add_amount": 100
  }
}

Updates the content and/or settings of the petition whose slug is in the URL.

PUT /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea

The request body should contain only the fields you would like to update, in JSON format. All other fields will be left unchanged.

The fields that can be changed this way are:

Field Type Description
admin_events_status String Whether the petition creator can create events associated with the petition. Must be one of "on" (events can be created), "off" (events cannot be created), or "auto" (use the default setting based on moderation status and number of signatures).
alias String Used for the petition's short URL. Setting alias to "foo" will result in a short URL of /p/foo
campaigner_contactable Boolean Whether members of the public can contact the petition creator via the public petition page
can_download_signers Boolean Whether the petition creator can download information about petition signers
categories_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change which categories the petition is in
custom_goal Integer Signature goal displayed on the petition page. Set to null to automatically calculate the goal from the current signature total.
delivery_details String "How do you plan to deliver the petition?" text
delivery_details_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the delivery details
external_facebook_page String URL of a Facebook page associated with the petition
external_facebook_page_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the Facebook page URL
external_site String URL of a non-ControlShift page associated with the petition
external_site_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the external site URL
hide_petition_creator Boolean Do not display the petition creator's name or profile picture on the petition page
hide_recent_signers Boolean Do not display the list of recent signers on the petition page
hide_signature_form Boolean Turn off the form that allows people to sign the petition via the petition page
petition_creator_name_override String Name to display for the petition creator on the petition page. Set to null to use the name from the petition creator's user account.
redirect_to String If set, visitors to the petition page will be redirected to this URL
show_progress_bar Boolean Whether to show the signature progress bar on the petition page
signature_count_add_amount Integer If set, the displayed signature total on the petition page will be this much higher than the actual number of signatures recorded by the platform. This is usually used to reflect signatures that were gathered elsewhere and cannot be added to the platform, or signers whose data has been anonymized. A negative number can be specified to subtract from the total.
title String Petition title
title_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the title
what String Petition text
what_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the "what" field
who String Name of the person this petition is targeting. Petitions associated with a decision maker will not necessarily use this setting.
who_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the "who" field
why String "Why is this important?" text
why_locked Boolean Petition creator cannot change the "why" field

Update images

The image shown on the petition page can be updated by making a PUT request with the new image as the body of the request.

PUT /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/images/image

To remove the image without replacing it, perform a DELETE request to the same URL.

DELETE /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/images/image

It's possible to specify a different image that will be used when the petition page is shared on social media via a request to

PUT /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/images/social_share_image

Destroy

DELETE response body

{
  "status": "success",
  "message": "Petition has been scheduled for deletion.",
  "petition": {
    "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea"
  }
}

Permanently deletes the petition and all associated information including signature data via an HTTP DELETE request.

This is an asynchronous task, so while API calls will return with a success message immediately it may take up to several minutes for the petition and all of its data to be completely destroyed.

DELETE /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea

Apply Label

POST request body

{
  "name": "We Love Tea!"
}

Applies an existing Label to a specific petition.

Note: Currently it is not possible to create Labels via the API. The Label needs to already exist to allow tagging the petition with it.

The request body must include a name attribute with the name of the label to be applied to the petition.

POST /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/labelings

Response on success will not have a body, and status code will be 201 - Created

This example would apply the "We Love Tea!" label to the petition.

Remove Label

Removes a Label from the petition.

The name of the Label must be included in the URL and be correctly percent encoded as per RFC 3986.

Response on success will not have a body, and status code will be 200 - Ok

DELETE /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/labelings/We%20Love%20Tea%21

This example would remove the "We Love Tea!" label from the petition.

Assign Mentor

PUT request body

{
  "mentor": {
    "email": "suzie@example.com"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "mentor": {
      "email": "suzie@example.com",
      "member_id": 123,
      "full_name": "Suzie Greenberg",
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
      "postcode": "12345"
    }
  }
}

Assigns an admin user as the mentor for the petition.

The email address specified will be used to look up an admin user who will be assigned as the petition's mentor.

PUT /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/mentor

PUT request body

{
  "mentor": null
}

To remove the mentor from the petition, the request body should include null instead of the email block.

Assign Reviewer

To allow delegation of moderation tasks to specific people or teams, the platform allows specifying a reviewer for each petition.

Staff are able to filter the moderation queue to just the tasks that have been assigned to them through the ControlShift platform web interface.

PUT request body

{
  "reviewer": {
    "type": "User",
    "email": "suzie@example.com"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "reviewer": {
      "type": "User",
      "email": "suzie@example.com",
      "full_name": "Suzie Greenberg",
      "member_id": 123,
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
      "postcode": "12345"
    }
  }
}

PUT request body

{
  "reviewer": {
    "type": "Team",
    "slug": "moderation-helpers"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "reviewer": {
      "type": "Team",
      "name": "Moderation Helpers",
      "slug": "moderation-helpers"
    }
  }
}

Assigns an admin user or team as the reviewer for the petition that is pending moderation.

The email address or team slug will be used to look up an admin user or team that will be assigned to review the petition.

PUT /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/reviewer

PUT request body

{
  "reviewer": null
}

To remove the reviewer from the petition, the request body should include null instead of the email or slug block.

Signatures

Signatures are actions that people have taken on Petitions. All signature actions are namespaced by URL underneath the petitions that the signature was recorded against.

Lookup

GET response body for Lookup

{
  "signature": {
    "bucket": "",
    "country_without_fallback": "US",
    "from_embed": null,
    "last_signed_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "user_agent": null,
    "deleted_at": null,
    "additional_fields": {},
    "id": 123,
    "country": "US",
    "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "unsubscribe_at": null,
    "email": "foo@bar.com",
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "first_name": "Foo",
    "join_partnership": null,
    "join_organisation": true,
    "last_name": "Bar",
    "phone_number": "123-456",
    "postcode": "10010",
    "source": "",
    "token": "abcDEFghi123456789jklMNO",
    "user_ip": "123.123.123.123",
    "utm_campaign": null,
    "utm_content": null,
    "utm_medium": null,
    "utm_source": null,
    "utm_term": null,
    "eu_data_processing_consent": false,
    "consent_content_version": null,
    "data_processing_consent_type": "explicit",
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "radio_sure",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": null,
      "active": true
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 111222333,
      "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z"
    },
    "petition": {
      "url": "https://your-organisation.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea",
      "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea"
    }
  }
}

Find a specific signature by email address. Once you have obtained a signature id you can use this identifier in other API calls.

GET /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/signatures/lookup?email=foo@bar.com

Create

Creates a new signature for the specified petition. This API endpoint can be used to record externally collected signatures for a particular petition within your instance of the ControlShift platform.

All of the same post-signature actions that the platform usually supports including webhooks, CRM syncs, and other integrations will still be triggered, in the same way they are for normal signatures.

For organisations that require email confirmation, a confirmation email will be sent to the action taker.

Field Explanation
signature[first_name] The first name of the member who took action, required.
signature[last_name] The last name of the member who took action, required.
signature[email] The email address of the member who took action, required.
signature[postcode] The postal or zip code of the member. Depending on your platform settings this may be a required field. Depending on your configuration, this may be validated for your country.
signature[phone_number] The phone number of the member who took action. Depending on your platform settings this may be a required field.
signature[locale] The language and localization setting of the member who has taken action. This is specified as an ISO_639-1 two-character language code combined with an optional ISO 3166 two character country code. For eg en-US or en. This is an optional field, if not provided will be set to en by default.
signature[country] The country specified as an ISO 3166 two character country code. This may be optional or required depending on your platform configuration.
signature[email_opt_in_type_external_id] The External ID for the ControlShift email opt in type to use for this action. The email opt in type must have "external" context. You can list available email opt in types with this endpoint. This is a required field.
signature[join_organisation] Whether or not the member has opted in to email communications from this campaign and organisation. This may be optional if you are using email confirmation for members actions.
signature[join_partnership] For partnership campaigns, whether or not this member has opted into communication from the partnership, optional.
signature[eu_data_processing_consent] Whether or not member has given consent for GDPR data processing. This field must be true if the organisation requires data processing consent for user actions with use_eu_data_processing_consent = true.
signature[consent_content_version_external_id] The External ID for the data processing consent content version the member has consented to on this action. The consent content version tracks what the privacy policy, terms of service, and checkbox label were at the time of this action. You can list available consent content versions via this endpoint. This field is required if the organisation requires data processing consent for user actions use_eu_data_processing_consent = true.
signature[utm_source] UTM tracking field, optional.
signature[utm_campaign] UTM tracking field, optional.
signature[utm_content] UTM tracking field, optional.
signature[utm_medium] UTM tracking field, optional.
signature[utm_term] UTM tracking field, optional.

POST /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/signatures/

POST body

signature[first_name]=Ada&signature[last_name]=Lovelave&signature[email]=ada@lovelace.com&signature[postcode]=12345

POST response body for create

{
  "signature": {
    "bucket": "",
    "country_without_fallback": "US",
    "from_embed": null,
    "last_signed_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "user_agent": null,
    "deleted_at": null,
    "additional_fields": {},
    "id": 123,
    "country": "US",
    "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "unsubscribe_at": null,
    "email": "foo@bar.com",
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "first_name": "Foo",
    "join_partnership": null,
    "join_organisation": true,
    "last_name": "Bar",
    "phone_number": "123-456",
    "postcode": "10010",
    "source": "",
    "token": "abcDEFghi123456789jklMNO",
    "user_ip": "123.123.123.123",
    "utm_campaign": null,
    "utm_content": null,
    "utm_medium": null,
    "utm_source": null,
    "utm_term": null,
    "eu_data_processing_consent": false,
    "consent_content_version": null,
    "data_processing_consent_type": "explicit",
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "radio_sure",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": null,
      "active": true
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 111222333,
      "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z"
    },
    "petition": {
      "url": "https://your-organisation.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea",
      "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea"
    }
  }
}

Update email opt in type

Updates the email opt in type associated with a single signature. This can be used to change the email opt in type if a more legally compliant form of consent was gathered elsewhere. The email opt in type for the signature is updated to the opt in type specified by external_id.

No history is stored recording the original consent type, it is replaced by the new one specified in the API call.

POST /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/signatures/123

POST body

external_id=foo

Destroy

DELETE response body for Destroy

{
  "signature": {
    "deleted": true,
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Permanently deletes the signature with the specified ID. Note that this will decrement the signature count on the petition.

DELETE /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/signatures/123

List

GET response body for List

{
  "petition": {
    "title": "No Taxes on Tea!",
    "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea"
  },
  "signatures": [
    {
      "bucket": "",
      "country_without_fallback": "US",
      "from_embed": null,
      "last_signed_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
      "user_agent": null,
      "deleted_at": null,
      "additional_fields": {},
      "id": 123,
      "country": "US",
      "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
      "updated_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
      "unsubscribe_at": null,
      "email": "foo@bar.com",
      "confirmed_at": null,
      "confirmed_reason": null,
      "first_name": "Foo",
      "join_partnership": null,
      "join_organisation": true,
      "last_name": "Bar",
      "phone_number": "123-456",
      "postcode": "10010",
      "source": "",
      "token": "abcDEFghi123456789jklMNO",
      "user_ip": "123.123.123.123",
      "utm_campaign": null,
      "utm_content": null,
      "utm_medium": null,
      "utm_source": null,
      "utm_term": null,
      "eu_data_processing_consent": false,
      "consent_content_version": null,
      "data_processing_consent_type": "explicit",
      "email_opt_in_type": {
        "context": "web_form",
        "kind": "radio_sure",
        "mailable": true,
        "external_id": null,
        "active": true
      },
      "member": {
        "id": 111222333,
        "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z"
      },
      "petition": {
        "url": "https://your-organisation.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea",
        "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea"
      }
    }
  ],
  "meta": {
    "current_page": 2,
    "total_pages": 2,
    "previous_page": 1,
    "next_page": null
  }
}

List the signatures that are part of a Petition.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

Hash Description
meta pagination information
petition basic information about the petition
signatures an array of signature results

GET /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/signatures?page=2

Unsubscribe

POST response body for Unsubscribe

{
  "signature": {
    "unsubscribed": true,
    "notice": "You have successfully unsubscribed from the petition.",
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Unsubscribes a member who has signed the petition from any emails sent by petition creator. They will still receive transactional emails.

POST /api/v1/petitions/no-taxes-on-tea/signatures/123/unsubscribe

Efforts and Landing Pages

Efforts and Landing Pages are both collections of related petitions. In efforts, each petition must be associated with a specific decision maker or objective, while landing pages allow for simply grouping petitions together without the structure of decision makers or objectives.

Within the API, both Efforts and Landing Pages use the efforts URLs.

Create Petition

POST /api/v1/efforts/hardware-stores-stop-selling-bee-poison/petitions

{
  "petition": {
    "title": "Acme Hardware, Stop Selling Bee Poison!",
    "targets": [
      {
        "name": "Joe Hammer",
        "context": "Manager at Acme Hardware"
      }
    ],
    "what": "Stop selling pesticides containing neonicotinoids, which the EPA has found harmful to bees.",
    "why": "Pollinators are important.",
    "categories": "Environment",
    "location": {
      "venue": "Acme Hardware",
      "street_number": 123,
      "street": "Main St",
      "locality": "Chicago",
      "region": "IL",
    }
  }
}

Response body

{
  "status": "success",
  "petition": {
    "admin_events_status": "auto",
    "admin_status": "good",
    "alias": null,
    "campaigner_contactable": true,
    "can_download_signers": true,
    "created_at": "2019-06-01T21:32Z",
    "custom_goal": null,
    "delivery_details": null,
    "external_facebook_page": null,
    "external_site": null,
    "goal": 100,
    "hide_petition_creator": false,
    "hide_recent_signers": false,
    "hide_signature_form": false,
    "id": 123,
    "launched": true,
    "locale": "en",
    "petition_creator_name_override": null,
    "redirect_to": null,
    "show_progress_bar": true,
    "signature_count_add_amount": null,
    "slug": "acme-hardware-stop-selling-bee-poison-23",
    "source": "API",
    "title": "Acme Hardware, Stop Selling Bee Poison!",
    "updated_at": "2019-06-01T21:32Z",
    "what": "Stop selling pesticides containing neonicotinoids, which the EPA has found harmful to bees.",
    "who": null,
    "why": "Pollinators are important.",
    "title_locked": false,
    "what_locked": true,
    "who_locked": false,
    "why_locked": false,
    "delivery_details_locked": null,
    "external_facebook_page_locked": null,
    "external_site_locked": null,
    "categories_locked": null,
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/acme-hardware-stop-selling-bee-poison-23",
    "public_who": "Joe Hammer, Manager at Acme Hardware",
    "ended": false,
    "successful": false,
    "image": null,
    "public_signature_count": 0,
    "creator": null,
    "mentor": null,
    "reviewer": null,
    "location": {
      "latitude": 12.345,
      "longitude": -34.567,
      "postal_code": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "IL",
      "locality": "Chicago",
      "query": "Acme Hardware, 123 Main St, Chicago, IL",
      "street": "Main St",
      "street_number": 123,
      "venue": "Acme Hardware",
      "created_at": "2019-06-01T21:32Z"
    },
    "decision_makers": [
      {
        "name": "Joe Hammer",
        "slug": "joe-hammer",
        "context": "Manager at Acme Hardware",
      }
    ],
    "effort": {
      "slug": "hardware-stores-stop-selling-bee-poison"
    },
    "partnership": null,
    "labels": [],
    "categories": [
      {
        "slug": "environment",
        "name": "Environment"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Create a new petition in the effort or landing page.

POST /api/v1/efforts/hardware-stores-stop-selling-bee-poison/petitions

If a creator is specified, that user will become the petition's leader, and will receive an email asking them to confirm that they are leading the petition. Once the leader confirms, the petition will work the same way as a petition created via the web UI. The URL in the response is the public petition page where supporters can sign the petition. To update a petition after creation, use the returned slug with the Petition Update endpoint.

Depending on how the effort or landing page is configured, several attributes may be set automatically on the created petition:

The request body should be a JSON block containing one "petition" object, which can have the following properties:

Field Type Description Required?
campaigner_contactable Boolean Whether members of the public can contact the petition creator via the public petition page no; default is true
categories List of Strings Names of categories that should be applied to the new petition, in addition to any default categories configured for the effort/landing page. Must be categories that already exist. If category names are translated, the original/main language names should be used here. no; default is the categories configured on the effort/landing page
creator User block (see above) User who will be the petition leader. If a user account does not already exist with this email, we will create one. no; default is no leader
delivery_details String How the petition will be delivered no
external_facebook_page String URL of a facebook page for the campaign no
external_site String URL of a website about the campaign no
group[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing group this petition should be associated with no
hide_petition_creator Boolean Whether to suppress the display of the petition creator’s name on the petition page no; default is false
hide_recent_signers Boolean Whether to suppress the "recently signed" and "recently shared" display no; default is false
labels List of Strings Labels that should be applied to the new petition. Any labels that do not already exist will be created no
locale String The ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the language the petition content is in. Must be one of the languages supported by ControlShift. no; defaults to organisation's default language
location Location block (see above) Information about the location associated with the petition. If latitude and longitude are included, we’ll use them. Otherwise, we’ll geocode the fields provided. no; default is the location of the decision maker or objective in an effort, or no location in a landing page
objective[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing objective this petition should be associated with. Only available within an "objectives" effort, and must be one of the objectives configured for that effort. only if the effort is an objectives effort
partnership[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing partnership this petition should be associated with no
petition_creator_name_override String Name to display on the petition page instead of the creator's account name no
region[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing region this petition should be associated with no
source String Optional, open-ended string representing where this petition came from no; default is "API"
targets List of 0-1 Target blocks (see above) Decision makers for this petition. If a block includes a slug, we’ll use it to look up an existing decision maker. Otherwise, we’ll try to create a new one. In a decision-makers-based effort, the specified decision maker will be added to the effort if it is not already associated with it. Any decision maker created this way will be set to "published". Specifying more than one decision maker is not yet supported. no; default is no decision maker
title String Title of the petition. If a title is specified, it will be used, even if there is a different default. yes, unless a default title has been specified for the effort/landing page
what String Text of the petition ask. If a value is specified, it will be used, even if there is a different default. yes, unless a default "what" has been specified for the effort/landing page
who String Who the petition is addressed to. If a value is specified, it will be used, even if there is a different default. yes, unless a default "who" has been specified for the effort/landing page or targets includes a decision maker
why String Text explaining why the petition is important. If a value is specified, it will be used, even if there is a different default. yes, unless a default "why" has been specified for the effort/landing page

Partnerships

Partnerships are other organisations you collaborate with using the platform.

List

GET response body

{
  "partnerships": [
    {
      "id": 99,
      "slug": "fight-fascism",
      "title": "Fight Fascism",
      "description": "Fighting fascism one day at a time. With petitions.",
      "external_id": "no-fascism-123",
      "created_at": "2015-12-02T01:43:17Z",
      "updated_at": "2015-12-02T01:43:17Z",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/fight-fascism",
      "image": {
        "urls": {
          "open_graph": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/open_graph/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
          "horizontal": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/horizontal/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
          "hero": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/hero/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
          "original": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/original/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
          "form": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/form/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704"
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 107,
      "slug": "save-whales",
      "title": "Save the Whales",
      "description": "We're devoted to all policies that are good for whales.",
      "external_id": null,
      "created_at": "2018-01-02T12:32:45Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-12-22T01:43:17Z",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/save-whales",
      "image": null
    }
  ],
  "meta": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "total_pages": 1,
    "previous_page": null,
    "next_page": null
  }
}

Get a paginated list of all partnerships.

GET /api/v1/partnerships?page=1

Show

GET response Body

{
  "partnership": {
    "id": 99,
    "slug": "fight-fascism",
    "title": "Fight Fascism",
    "description": "Fighting fascism one day at a time. With petitions.",
    "external_id": "no-fascism-123",
    "created_at": "2015-12-02T01:43:17Z",
    "updated_at": "2015-12-02T01:43:17Z",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/fight-fascism",
    "image": {
      "urls": {
        "open_graph": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/open_graph/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "horizontal": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/horizontal/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "hero": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/hero/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "original": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/original/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704",
        "form": "http://cdn.example.com/partnerships/images/25/form/a-little-teapot.png?1516647704"
      }
    }
  }
}

Find information about a partnership by URL slug.

GET /api/v1/partnerships/fight-fascism

The slug used to identify a partnership for API purposes is the same as the slug that appears in member-facing URLs. For example, for a partnership whose member-facing hub is at https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/new-york-for-clean-water, the partnership slug is new-york-for-clean-water.

List Petitions

GET response Body

{
  "partnership": {
    "title": "Fight Fascism",
    "slug": "fight-fascism"
  },
  "petitions": [
    {
      "id": 123,
      "slug": "no-taxes-on-tea",
      "title": "No Taxes on Tea",
      ...
    },
    {
      "id": 124,
      "slug": "stop-burning-coal-1",
      "title": "Stop Burning Coal",
      ...
    },
    ...
  ],

  "meta": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "total_pages": 12,
    "previous_page": null,
    "next_page": 2
  }
}

Retrieves a paginated list of a partnership's petitions.

GET /api/v1/partnerships/fight-fascism/petitions

List Events

GET response Body

{
  "partnership": {
    "title": "Fight Fascism",
    "slug": "fight-fascism"
  },
  "events": [
    {
      "id": 123,
      "slug": "house-party",
      "title": "House Party for Justice",
      ...
    },
    {
      "id": 124,
      "slug": "big-rally",
      "title": "A big rally",
      ...
    },
    ...
  ],

  "meta": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "total_pages": 12,
    "previous_page": null,
    "next_page": 2
  }
}

Retrieves a paginated list of a partnership's events.

GET /api/v1/partnerships/fight-fascism/events

Events

Events represent real-world or virtual meetings that members can RSVP to. RSVP records are called "attendees".

List

GET response body

{
  "events": [
    {
      "slug": "deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
      "title": "Deliver the Petition to the Wizard",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
      "description": "Join us as we travel to the Emerald City to deliver our petition to the Wizard.",
      "start_at": "2018-03-01T12:00:00Z",
      "end_at": "2018-03-01T13:30:00Z",
      "start_in_zone": "2018-03-01T12:00:00-05:00",
      "end_in_zone": "2018-03-01T13:30:00-05:00",
      "time_zone": "America/New_York",
      "virtual": false,
      "launched_at": "2018-02-03T12:34:56Z",
      "locale": "en-US",
      "host_address": null,
      "max_attendees_count": null,
      "external_id": "control-shift-deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
      "location": {
        "query": "wizard room",
        "latitude": "42.3376368",
        "longitude": "-70.99304",
        "venue": "The Wizard's Throne Room",
        "street_number": "",
        "street": "",
        "region": "MA",
        "postal_code": "",
        "country": "US",
        "created_at": "2017-11-16T22:38:29Z"
      },
      "shifts": [
        {
          "id": "103",
          "name": "Lunch",
          "start_at": "2018-03-01T12:00:00Z",
          "end_at": "2018-03-01T13:00:00Z"
        },
        {
          "id": "105",
          "name": "Demonstration",
          "start_at": "2018-03-01T13:00:00Z",
          "end_at": "2018-03-01T13:30:00Z"
        }
      ],
      "petition": {
        "slug": "repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
        "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1"
      },
      "labels": ["oz-organizer-help"]
    },
    ...
  ],
  "meta": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "total_pages": 1,
    "previous_page": null,
    "next_page": null
  }
}

Returns a paginated list of all events, including ones that are unlaunched or otherwise not visible to the public. Includes all the same data as the single-event endpoint for each event.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

GET /api/v1/events?page=1

Show

GET response Body

{
  "event": {
    "slug": "deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
    "title": "Deliver the Petition to the Wizard",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
    "description": "Join us as we travel to the Emerald City to deliver our petition to the Wizard.",
    "start_at": "2018-03-01T12:00:00Z",
    "end_at": "2018-03-01T13:30:00Z",
    "start_in_zone": "2018-03-01T12:00:00-05:00",
    "end_in_zone": "2018-03-01T13:30:00-05:00",
    "time_zone": "America/New_York",
    "virtual": false,
    "launched_at": "2018-02-03T12:34:56Z",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "host_address": null,
    "max_attendees_count": null,
    "external_id": "control-shift-deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
    "location": {
      "query": "wizard room",
      "latitude": "42.3376368",
      "longitude": "-70.99304",
      "venue": "The Wizard's Throne Room",
      "street_number": "",
      "street": "",
      "region": "MA",
      "postal_code": "",
      "country": "US",
      "created_at": "2017-11-16T22:38:29Z"
    },
    "mentor": {
      "member_id": 456,
      "full_name": "Glinda the Good",
      "email": "glinda@example.com",
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
      "postcode": "12345"
    },
    "petition": {
      "slug": "repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/repair-the-yellow-brick-road-1"
    },
    "labels": ["oz-organizer-help"]
  }
}

Find information about an event by URL slug.

GET /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard

The slug used to identify a event for API purposes is the same as the slug that appears in the member-facing event page URL. For example, for a event whose event page is at https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/chapter-meeting-1, the event slug is chapter-meeting-1.

Create

POST /api/v1/events

{
  "event": {
    "title": "March Against Gun Violence",
    "description": "We're going to meet at the park and march to City Hall. Bring a sign!",
    "start_at": "2025-06-01T15:00-05:00",
    "end_at": "2025-06-01T17:30-05:00",
    "time_zone": "America/Chicago",
    "host": {
      "first_name": "Gabrielle",
      "last_name": "Giffords",
      "email": "gabrielle.giffords@example.com"
    },
    "location": {
      "venue": "City Park",
      "street_number": "123",
      "street": "Main Street",
      "locality": "Kansas City",
      "region": "KS",
      "postal_code": "12345",
      "country": "US"
    },
    "event_type": {
      "id": 12
    },
    "group": {
      "slug": "coalition-for-gun-reform"
    },
    "labels": [
      "gun-control topic",
      "congress"
    ],
    "region": {
      "slug": "new-york-city"
    }
  }
}

Response body

{
  "status": "success",
  "event": {
    "slug": "march-against-gun-violence-1",
    "title": "March Against Gun Violence",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/march-against-gun-violence-1",
    "description": "We're going to meet at the park and march to City Hall. Bring a sign!",
    "start_at": "2025-06-01T20:00Z",
    "end_at": "2025-06-01T22:30Z",
    "start_in_zone": "2025-06-01T15:00-05:00",
    "end_in_zone": "2025-06-01T17:30-05:00",
    "time_zone": "America/Chicago",
    "virtual": false,
    "launched_at": "2025-05-23T21:32Z",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "host_address": null,
    "max_attendees_count": null,
    "location": {
      "latitude": 39.168100,
      "longitude": -94.776063,
      "postal_code": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "KS",
      "locality": "Kansas City",
      "query": "City Park, 123 Main Street, Kansas City, KS 12345, US",
      "street": "Main Street",
      "street_number": "123",
      "venue": "City Park",
      "created_at": "2025-05-23T21:32Z",
      "extra_location_info": null
    },
    "event_type": {
      "name": "Protest"
    },
    "shifts": [],
    "local_chapter": {
      "name": "Coalition for Gun Reform",
      "slug": "coalition-for-gun-reform",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/groups/coalition-for-gun-reform"
    },
    "labels": [
      "gun-control topic",
      "congress"
    ],
    "campaigner_contactable": true,
    "event_host_name_override": null,
    "forum_enabled": true,
    "hidden_address": false,
    "hide_recent_attendees": false,
    "redirect_to": null,
    "sharing_disabled": false,
    "web_conference_url": null,
    "mentor": null,
    "reviewer": null
  }
}

Create a new event.

POST /api/v1/events

If the event is created successfully, the host will receive an email asking them to confirm that they are hosting. Once the host confirms, the event will work the same way as an event created via the web UI. The URL in the response is the public event page where members can RSVP. To update an event after creation, use the returned slug with the Event Update endpoint.

The request body should be a JSON block containing one "event" object, which can have the following properties:

Field Type Description Required?
campaigner_contactable Boolean Whether members of the public can contact the event host via the public event page no; default is true
description String Description of the event yes
end_at String ISO 8601 date/time that the event ends no; default is no specific end time
event_host_name_override String Name to display on the event page instead of the host’s account name no
event_type[id] Integer Unique ID of an existing Event Type that should be set on the event no
extra_location_info String Information about the event’s location no
forum_enabled Boolean Whether the forum on the event page should be enabled no; defaults to organisation setting
group[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing group this event should be associated with no
hidden_address Boolean Whether the event’s full address should be obscured before RSVP no; default is false
hide_recent_attendees Boolean Whether to suppress the display of attendee’s names in the "recently shared" display. no; default is false
host User block (see above) User who will host the event. If a user account does not already exist with this email, we will create one. yes
labels List of Strings Labels that should be applied to the new event. Any labels that do not already exist will be created no
locale String The ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the language the event content is in. Must be one of the languages supported by ControlShift. no; defaults to organisation's default language
location Location block (see above) Information about either the exact location of an in-person event, or the location a virtual event is relevant to. May be omitted entirely for a virtual event that doesn't have a specific audience location. If latitude and longitude are included, we’ll use them. Otherwise, we’ll geocode the fields provided. only for in-person events
max_attendees_count Integer Maximum number of attendees allowed no
partnership[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing partnership this event should be associated with no
region[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing region this event should be associated with no
start_at String ISO 8601 date/time that the event starts yes
time_zone String tz database code for the event’s time zone (e.g. "America/New_York") yes
title String Title of the event yes
virtual Boolean Whether this is a virtual event no; defaults to the organisation default for new events
web_conference_url String URL for a Zoom or other virtual meeting associated with this event no

Update

PUT request body

{
  "event": {
    "description": "We're going to meet at the park and march to City Hall. Bring a sign!",
    "max_attendees_count": null
  }
}

Updates the content and/or settings of the event whose slug is in the URL.

PUT /api/v1/events/march-against-gun-violence

The request body should contain only the fields you would like to update, in JSON format. All other fields will be left unchanged.

The fields that can be changed this way are:

Field Type Description
campaigner_contactable Boolean Whether members of the public can contact the event host via the public event page
description String Description of the event
event_host_name_override String Name to display for the event host on the event page. Set to null to use the name from the event host's user account.
extra_location_info String Additional non-address information about the event's location, e.g. "7th floor" or "Park in the back parking lot"
forum_enabled Boolean Enables or disables the discussion forum feature for the event's attendees
hidden_address Boolean Indicates that the event's address is private. The city/locality will be shown on the web, but the full address will only be provided to members who RSVP to the event.
hide_recent_attendees Boolean Do not display the names of people who recently RSVPed in the post-RSVP sharing prompt.
host_address String The mailing address of the event host. May be used to mail event materials.
max_attendees_count Integer Limit on how many people, besides the host, may sign up for this event. Set to null for no limit.
redirect_to String If set, visitors to the event page will be redirected to this URL
sharing_disabled Boolean Turns off the social sharing prompts for the event
title String Event title
web_conference_url String Video call or web conference tool URL for attendees to access the event

Update image

The image shown on the event page can be updated by making a PUT request with the new image as the body of the request.

PUT /api/v1/events/march-against-gun-violence/images/image

To remove the image without replacing it, perform a DELETE request to the same URL.

DELETE /api/v1/events/march-against-gun-violence/images/image

Apply Label

POST request body

{
  "name": "We Love Tea!"
}

Applies an existing Label to a specific event.

Note: Currently it is not possible to create Labels via the API. The Label needs to already exist to allow tagging the event with it.

The request body must include a name attribute with the name of the label to be applied to the event.

POST /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/labelings

Response on success will not have a body, and status code will be 201 - Created

This example would apply the "We Love Tea!" label to the event.

Remove Label

Removes a Label from the event.

The name of the Label must be included in the URL and be correctly percent encoded as per RFC 3986.

Response on success will not have a body, and status code will be 200 - Ok

DELETE /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/labelings/We%20Love%20Tea%21

This example would remove the "We Love Tea!" label from the event.

Assign Mentor

PUT request body

{
  "mentor": {
    "email": "suzie@example.com"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "mentor": {
      "email": "suzie@example.com",
      "member_id": 123,
      "full_name": "Suzie Greenberg",
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
      "postcode": "12345"
    }
  }
}

Assigns an admin user as the mentor for the event.

The email address specified will be used to look up an admin user who will be assigned as the event's mentor.

PUT /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/mentor

PUT request body

{
  "mentor": null
}

To remove the mentor from the event, the request body should include null instead of the email block.

Assign Reviewer

To allow delegation of moderation tasks to specific people or teams, the platform allows specifying a reviewer for each event.

Staff are able to filter the moderation queue to just the tasks that have been assigned to them through the ControlShift platform web interface.

PUT request body

{
  "reviewer": {
    "type": "User",
    "email": "suzie@example.com"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "reviewer": {
      "type": "User",
      "email": "suzie@example.com",
      "full_name": "Suzie Greenberg",
      "member_id": 123,
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
      "postcode": "12345"
    }
  }
}

PUT request body

{
  "reviewer": {
    "type": "Team",
    "slug": "moderation-helpers"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "reviewer": {
      "type": "Team",
      "name": "Moderation Helpers",
      "slug": "moderation-helpers"
    }
  }
}

Assigns an admin user or team as the reviewer for the event that is pending moderation.

The email address or team slug will be used to look up an admin user or team that will be assigned to review the event.

PUT /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/reviewer

PUT request body

{
  "reviewer": null
}

To remove the reviewer from the event, the request body should include null instead of the email or slug block.

Attendees

Attendees are member RSVPs to an Event. All attendee actions are namespaced by URL underneath the events that the attendee was recorded against.

Lookup

GET response body for Lookup

{
  "attendee": {
    "notification_level": "all_messages",
    "attending_status": "attending",
    "additional_fields": {},
    "id": 123,
    "country": "US",
    "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "updated_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
    "unsubscribe_at": null,
    "email": "foo@bar.com",
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "first_name": "Foo",
    "join_partnership": true,
    "join_organisation": true,
    "last_name": "Bar",
    "phone_number": "123-456",
    "postcode": "10010",
    "source": "",
    "token": "abcDEFghi123456789jklMNO",
    "user_ip": "123.123.123.123",
    "utm_campaign": "",
    "utm_content": "",
    "utm_medium": "",
    "utm_source": "",
    "utm_term": "",
    "eu_data_processing_consent": false,
    "consent_content_version": null,
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "radio_sure",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": null,
      "active": true
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 111222333,
      "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z"
    },
    "event": {
      "url": "https://your-organisation.controlshiftlabs.com/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
      "slug": "deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard"
    }
  }
}

Find an attendee by email address. Once you have obtained the attendee's id you can use this identifier in other API calls.

GET /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/attendees/lookup?email=foo@bar.com

Create

Creates a new attendee for the specified event. This API endpoint can be used to record externally collected RSVPs for a particular event within your instance of the ControlShift platform.

All of the same post-RSVP actions that the platform usually supports including webhooks, CRM syncs, and other integrations will still be triggered, in the same way they are for normal RSVPs.

For organisations that require email confirmation, a confirmation email will be sent to the action taker.

Field Explanation
attendee[first_name] The first name of the member who took action, required.
attendee[last_name] The last name of the member who took action, required.
attendee[email] The email address of the member who took action, required.
attendee[postcode] The postal or zip code of the member. Depending on your platform settings this may be a required field. Depending on your configuration, this may be validated for your country.
attendee[phone_number] The phone number of the member who took action. Depending on your platform settings this may be a required field.
attendee[locale] The language and localization setting of the member who has taken action. This is specified as an ISO_639-1 two-character language code combined with an optional ISO 3166 two character country code. For eg en-US or en. This is an optional field, if not provided will be set to en by default.
attendee[country] The country specified as an ISO 3166 two character country code. This may be optional or required depending on your platform configuration.
attendee[email_opt_in_type_external_id] The External ID for the ControlShift email opt in type to use for this action. The email opt in type must have "external" context. You can list available email opt in types with this endpoint. This is a required field.
attendee[join_organisation] Whether or not the member has opted in to email communications from this campaign and organisation. This may be optional if you are using email confirmation for members actions.
attendee[join_partnership] For partnership campaigns, whether or not this member has opted into communication from the partnership, optional.
attendee[eu_data_processing_consent] Whether or not member has given consent for GDPR data processing. This field must be true if the organisation requires data processing consent for user actions with use_eu_data_processing_consent = true.
attendee[consent_content_version_external_id] The External ID for the data processing consent content version the member has consented to on this action. The consent content version tracks what the privacy policy, terms of service, and checkbox label were at the time of this action. You can list available consent content versions via this endpoint. This field is required if the organisation requires data processing consent for user actions use_eu_data_processing_consent = true.
attendee[utm_source] UTM tracking field, optional.
attendee[utm_campaign] UTM tracking field, optional.
attendee[utm_content] UTM tracking field, optional.
attendee[utm_medium] UTM tracking field, optional.
attendee[utm_term] UTM tracking field, optional.

POST /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/attendees/

POST body

attendee[first_name]=Ada&attendee[last_name]=Lovelace&attendee[email]=ada@lovelace.com&attendee[postcode]=12345

POST response body for create

{
  "attendee": {
    "notification_level": "none",
    "attending_status": "attending",
    "additional_fields": {},
    "id": 880,
    "country": "US",
    "created_at": "2020-08-24T14:08:53Z",
    "updated_at": "2020-09-17T20:36:36Z",
    "unsubscribe_at": null,
    "email": "ada@lovelace.com",
    "confirmed_at": null,
    "confirmed_reason": null,
    "first_name": "Ada",
    "join_organisation": true,
    "join_partnership": null,
    "last_name": "Lovelace",
    "new_mobile_subscriber": null,
    "phone_number": null,
    "postcode": "12345",
    "source": "",
    "token": "efxqQSMHj1UidVLppu3eT17H",
    "user_ip": null,
    "utm_campaign": null,
    "utm_content": null,
    "utm_medium": null,
    "utm_source": null,
    "utm_term": null,
    "join_group": null,
    "eu_data_processing_consent": true,
    "consent_content_version": {
      "id": 55,
      "external_id": null,
      "consent_type": "explicit"
    },
    "data_processing_consent_type": "explicit",
    "email_opt_in_type": {
      "context": "web_form",
      "kind": "radio_sure",
      "mailable": true,
      "external_id": null,
      "active": true
    },
    "member": {
      "id": 1124,
      "created_at": "2019-08-28T20:50:38Z"
    },
    "event": {
      "url": "https://your-organisation.controlshiftlabs.com/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard",
      "slug": "deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard"
    }
  }
}

Update email opt in type

Updates the email opt in type associated with a single attendee. This can be used to change the email opt in type if a more legally compliant form of consent was gathered elsewhere. The email opt in type for the attendee is updated to the opt in type specified by external_id.

No history is stored recording the original consent type, it is replaced by the new one specified in the API call.

POST /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/attendees/123

POST body

external_id=foo

Destroy

DELETE response body for Destroy

{
  "attendee": {
    "deleted": true,
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Permanently deletes the attendee with the specified ID.

DELETE /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/attendees/123

List

List the attendees that have RSVPed to an Event.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

Hash Description
meta pagination information
event basic information about the event
attendees an array of attendee results

GET /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/attendees?page=2

Unsubscribe

POST response body for Unsubscribe

{
  "attendee": {
    "unsubscribed": true,
    "notice": "You have successfully unsubscribed from the event.",
    "id": 123,
    "email": "foo@bar.com"
  }
}

Unsubscribes a member who has RSVPed to the event from any emails sent by event host. They will still receive transactional emails.

POST /api/v1/events/deliver-the-petition-to-the-wizard/attendees/123/unsubscribe

Calendars

Calendars are collections of related events.

Show

GET response Body

{
  "calendar": {
    "name": "Movie Screenings For Healthcare Access",
    "description": "We're watching this amazing and powerful movie about the fight for health care for all.",
    "slug": "movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/calendars/movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access",
    "partnership": {
      "slug": "space-captains-for-health-care",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/partnerships/space-captains-for-health-care"
    }
  }
}

Find information about a calendar by URL slug.

GET /api/v1/calendars/movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access

The slug used to identify a calendar for API purposes is the same as the slug that appears in member-facing URLs. For example, for a calendar whose member-facing hub is at https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/calendars/day-of-action-for-justice, the calendar slug is day-of-action-for-justice.

List Events

List the events that are part of a Calendar.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

Hash Description
meta pagination information
calendar basic information about the calendar
events an array of event results

GET /api/v1/calendars/movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access/events?page=2

Create Event

POST /api/v1/calendars/movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access/events

{
  "event": {
    "title": "Movie Screening at the Community Center",
    "description": "We're going to watch this amazing movie",
    "start_at": "2025-06-01T15:00-05:00",
    "end_at": "2025-06-01T17:30-05:00",
    "time_zone": "America/Chicago",
    "host": {
      "first_name": "Cori",
      "last_name": "Bush",
      "email": "cori.bush@example.com"
    },
    "host_address": "Congressional Office, 6724-A Page Ave., St. Louis, MO 63133",
    "location": {
      "venue": "Community Center",
      "street_number": "123",
      "street": "Main Street",
      "locality": "Kansas City",
      "region": "KS",
      "postal_code": "12345",
      "country": "US"
    },
    "extra_location_info": "We'll be in the multi-purpose room on the first floor.",
    "event_type": {
      "id": 12
    },
    "labels": [
      "health care"
    ]
  }
}

Response body

{
  "status": "success",
  "event": {
    "slug": "movie-screening-at-the-community-center-2",
    "title": "Movie Screening at the Community Center",
    "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/events/movie-screening-at-the-community-center-2",
    "description": "We're going to watch this amazing movie",
    "start_at": "2025-06-01T20:00Z",
    "end_at": "2025-06-01T22:30Z",
    "start_in_zone": "2025-06-01T15:00-05:00",
    "end_in_zone": "2025-06-01T17:30-05:00",
    "time_zone": "America/Chicago",
    "virtual": false,
    "launched_at": "2025-05-23T21:32Z",
    "locale": "en-US",
    "host_address": "Congressional Office, 6724-A Page Ave., St. Louis, MO 63133",
    "max_attendees_count": null,
    "location": {
      "latitude": 39.168100,
      "longitude": -94.776063,
      "postal_code": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "region": "KS",
      "locality": "Kansas City",
      "query": "Community Center, 123 Main Street, Kansas City, KS 12345, US",
      "street": "Main Street",
      "street_number": "123",
      "venue": "Community Center",
      "created_at": "2025-05-23T21:32Z",
      "extra_location_info": "We'll be in the multi-purpose room on the first floor."
    },
    "event_type": {
      "name": "Movie Screening"
    },
    "shifts": [],
    "calendar": {
      "name": "Movie Screenings For Healthcare Access",
      "slug": "movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access",
      "url": "https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/calendars/movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access"
    },
    "labels": [
      "health care"
    ]
  }
}

Create a new event in the calendar.

POST /api/v1/calendars/movie-screenings-for-healthcare-access/events

If the event is created successfully, the host will receive an email asking them to confirm that they are hosting. Once the host confirms, the event will work the same way as an event created via the web UI. The URL in the response is the public event page where members can RSVP. To update an event after creation, use the returned slug with the Event Update endpoint.

The request body should be a JSON block containing one "event" object, which can have the following properties:

Field Type Description Required?
campaigner_contactable Boolean Whether members of the public can contact the event host via the public event page no; default is true
description String Description of the event yes
end_at String ISO 8601 date/time that the event ends no; default is no specific end time
event_host_name_override String Name to display on the event page instead of the host’s account name no
event_type[id] Integer Unique ID of an existing Event Type that should be set on the event no
extra_location_info String Information about the event’s location no
forum_enabled Boolean Whether the forum on the event page should be enabled no; defaults to calendar setting or organisation setting
group[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing group this event should be associated with no
hidden_address Boolean Whether the event’s full address should be obscured before RSVP no; default is false
hide_recent_attendees Boolean Whether to suppress the display of attendee’s names in the "recently shared" display. no; default is false
host User block (see above) User who will host the event. If a user account does not already exist with this email, we will create one. yes
host_address String Host's mailing address only if the calendar requires it
labels List of Strings Labels that should be applied to the new event. Any labels that do not already exist will be created no
locale String The ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the language the event content is in. Must be one of the languages supported by ControlShift. no; defaults to organisation's default language
location Location block (see above) Information about either the exact location of an in-person event, or the location a virtual event is relevant to. May be omitted entirely for a virtual event that doesn't have a specific audience location. If latitude and longitude are included, we’ll use them. Otherwise, we’ll geocode the fields provided. only for in-person events
max_attendees_count Integer Maximum number of attendees allowed no
partnership[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing partnership this event should be associated with no
region[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing region this event should be associated with no
start_at String ISO 8601 date/time that the event starts yes
target[slug] String Unique identifier for an existing decision maker this event should be associated with. Only relevant for constituency-bound calendars, where it must belong to the decision maker collection associated with the calendar. only in constituency-bound calendars
time_zone String tz database code for the event’s time zone (e.g. "America/New_York") yes
title String Title of the event yes
virtual Boolean Whether this is a virtual event no; defaults to the organisation default for new events
web_conference_url String URL for a Zoom or other virtual meeting associated with this event no

Event Types

List

GET /api/v1/event_types

{
  "event_types": [
    {
      "id": 123,
      "name": "Training",
      "localized_names": {
        "es": "Capacitación",
        "fr": "Entraînement"
      },
      "created_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
      "updated_at": "2020-02-01T10:00:00Z",
      "external_id": "abc-123",
    },
    {
      "id": 125,
      "name": "Canvassing",
      "localized_names": {
        "es": "Campaña puerta a puerta",
        "fr": "Démarchage"
      },
      "created_at": "2020-03-15T12:30:00Z",
      "updated_at": "2021-05-01T11:28:13Z",
      "external_id": "fde-953",
    },
    ...
  ],

  "meta": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "total_pages": 3,
    "previous_page": null,
    "next_page": 2
  }
}

Get a list of the event types that have been configured for this organisation. Event types are used for categorizing events (e.g.: House Parties, Fundraising, Training, etc.), and for CRMs supporting event type synchronization, we include the the event's type while syncing.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

GET /api/v1/event_types/?page=1

Hash Description
meta pagination information
event_types an array of information about the event types

The external_id field will only be included if an integration with a CRM supporting event types synchronization is in place.

If the integration with EveryAction/VAN is set up for the organization, the following fields will also be included in the response:

Field Description
attendee_attended_status_id ID of the status for attendees marked as Attended
attendee_attending_status_id ID of the status for attendees marked as Attending
attendee_confirmed_status_id ID of the status for attendees marked as Confirmed
attendee_default_role_id ID of the default role for event attendees
attendee_not_attending_status_id ID of the status for attendees marked as Not Coming
attendee_no_show_status_id ID of the status for attendees marked as No Show
attendee_waiting_list_status_id ID of the status for attendees marked as On Waiting List
host_default_role_id ID of the default role for event hosts

Groups

Groups are organized groups of supporters that host events and create petitions. They may be associated with a specific location or geographic region, or they may be "virtual" groups that organize around a topic.

In API responses and other data sets, Groups are sometimes referred to as "local chapters". This is merely an artifact of how data is stored within the platform; the two terms can be used interchangeably.

List

Get a paginated list of all groups and information about each of them.

This is a paginated response. You can advance to the next page using the page parameter, which accepts a page number integer. By default the first page is returned.

GET /api/v1/local_chapters/?page=1

Hash Description
meta pagination information
local_chapters an array of information about the local chapters

Show

Find information about a group by URL slug.

GET /api/v1/local_chapters/save-gotham

The slug used to identify a group for API purposes is the same as the slug that appears in the member-facing group page URL. For example, for a group whose group page is at https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/groups/brooklyn-for-bike-lanes, the group slug is brooklyn-for-bike-lanes.

Group Members

Retrieve a paginated list of all of the people who are members of a particular group.

GET /api/v1/local_chapters/save-gotham/members

Hash Description
meta pagination information
local_chapter Basic information about the group
members Array of information about each supporter in this group

Apply Label

POST request body

{
  "name": "We Love Tea!"
}

Applies an existing Label to a specific group.

Note: Currently it is not possible to create Labels via the API. The Label needs to already exist to allow tagging the group with it.

The request body must include a name attribute with the name of the label to be applied to the group.

POST /api/v1/local-chapters/tea-drinking-society/labelings

Response on success will not have a body, and status code will be 201 - Created

This example would apply the "We Love Tea!" label to the group.

Remove Label

Removes a Label from the group.

The name of the Label must be included in the URL and be correctly percent encoded as per RFC 3986.

Response on success will not have a body, and status code will be 200 - Ok

DELETE /api/v1/local-chapters/tea-drinking-society/labelings/We%20Love%20Tea%21

This example would remove the "We Love Tea!" label from the group.

Assign Mentor

PUT request body

{
  "mentor": {
    "email": "suzie@example.com"
  }
}

PUT request response

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "mentor": {
      "email": "suzie@example.com",
      "member_id": 123,
      "full_name": "Suzie Greenberg",
      "phone_number": "555-555-5555",
      "postcode": "12345"
    }
  }
}

Assigns an admin user as the mentor for the group.

The email address specified will be used to look up an admin user who will be assigned as the group's mentor.

PUT /api/v1/local-chapters/tea-drinking-society/mentor

PUT request body

{
  "mentor": null
}

To remove the mentor from the group, the request body should include null instead of the email block.

Webhook Endpoints

Webhooks can be used by software engineers to integrate ControlShift with third-party systems. They allow engineers to build software that is triggered by events that take place within ControlShift. This authenticated endpoint provides status information about webhook endpoints.

This is useful for customers who would like to build automated reporting to detect when webhooks have been disabled or are setup incorrectly.

List Webhook Endpoints

Show information about all of the webhook endpoints configured for organisation

GET /api/v1/webhook_endpoints

GET response body for Index (List)

[
  {
    "id":1,
    "organisation_id":7,
    "url":"https://example.com/test1",
    "created_at":"2019-06-19T15:02:47Z",
    "updated_at":"2019-06-19T15:02:47Z",
    "disabled_at":null,
    "last_failure":null
  },
  {
    "id":2,
    "organisation_id":7,
    "url":"https://example.com/test2",
    "created_at":"2019-06-19T15:10:47Z",
    "updated_at":"2019-06-19T15:45:47Z",
    "disabled_at":"2019-06-19T15:45:47Z",
    "last_failure":"2019-06-19T15:45:01Z"
  },
]