Harnessing the power of integrations

Does your online membership process look like this and leave you with an Excel nightmare? Read our 4 steps to harnessing integrations and ditching your spreadsheets.

membership website without integration


Harnessing the power of integrations

Moving your membership registration online was supposed to make life easier but you’ve probably just swapped a stack of paper applications for a folder of Excel files: membership registrations, payments and bank statements. Online registration has made life much better for your members but someone (probably you) still has the error-prone job of reconciling multiple data sources.

Help is at hand. The latest generation of applications offer APIs (machine to machine interfaces) that allow applications to share data. Integrating your applications is the productivity boost you’ve been looking for.

1. Get Xero

Move to a modern accounts package like Xero.

get Xero

Ditch the CSV and XLS exports and use bank feeds to automatically update and reconcile your accounts.

2. Get Zapier

Zapier makes it easy to automate tasks between web apps. It’s the glue that allows us to stick many different systems together.

get Zapier

Connect your website to Zapier to automate the member export. (Consider Typeform if you want beautiful forms but don’t want to build them yourself).

3. Get GoCardless

GoCardless is the perfect payment solution for UK-based (and European) membership organisations. Automate your direct debits with low fees and a lovely user interface.

get GoCardless

PayPal and Stripe are excellent alternatives if you want to handle card payments.

4. Get Sheep & bring it all together

Sheep neatly ties together your members, their details and their payments (not a spreadsheet in sight).

membership website with Zapier and Sheep

As a bonus, push your new members straight into MailChimp so that your mailing list is always up-to-date.


Our technical account managers can give you expert advice on choosing smart, integration-ready applications.

With our simple all-inclusive monthly price there’s never been a better time to implement Sheep. Contact us now to see how Sheep can improve your operational efficiency and unlock the value in your organisation’s data.

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