There are three ways to send email from Sheep:
This is when you want to send a note to a group of people using your regular email client.
This is the simplest and most flexible method. It is not suitable for large numbers of recipients. (Steps 2 & 3 of this method will be replaced in a future version of Sheep)
You have a template message with some variable elements that you want to send regularly.
Use this when you have a repeated message that you want to send e.g. Booking confirmations, Donation thank you, staff rota changes, membership renewal reminders. You have control over the template but the query is embedded in the software so isn’t self-service.
For sending a one-off template message to large numbers of people.
Sheep is synchronised with MailChimp and any tags assigned in Sheep are available in Mailchimp (other fields can be sync’d on request). The synchronisation is automatic (over night) so MailChimp need no further data from Sheep for your campaign.