How to send a broadcast email to all the members of the circle

Broadcasts allow you to send emails directly from Sutra to your circle members. You can send email newsletters, program announcements, and helpful tips, just to name a few examples.

Note: The Broadcast feature is available on all the paid membership plans: Personal, Professional, Organization (see our Membership plans here).

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Broadcast feature. You can use broadcast emails for your whole program or any circle inside your program. Please keep in mind that the broadcast email is sent to everyone within a particular circle and is archived in the Broadcast area of that particular circle.

If you want to send a broadcast email to all the members of your program you should start in the top level circle.

1. Choose your top level circle (click on the name of your course/program), find ADMIN TOOLS on the right sidebar, then click on Broadcast.

2. Press the blue Compose email button to create and send emails to your members.

3. Now you can create your broadcast email: write the title and the content of it. You can use {{first_name}} to make it personal.

4. After you complete the email you can either choose to Send email right away, Save as draft or Send on date scheduling it for delivery on a specific date and time.

5. All the broadcast emails are stored in the broadcast archive. Click on the three vertical dots on the right-hand side and choose if you want to delete email from the archive or duplicate it.

6. If you save your email as a draft or choose to send it on a particular date you’ll also have the option to edit it.

Note: In the Broadcast archive you will also see emails and direct messages sent from the Dashboard. Please keep in mind that emails and messages sent from the Dashboard and Broadcast area of the sub circles are seen in the Broadcast archives of those sub circles. For example: Emails sent within the General discussion circle will be stored in the General discussion Broadcast archive and not in the top level circle Broadcast archive.

Dashboard allows you to send emails and direct messages to particular people in your program and not to all the members of the circle like in Broadcast.

Read more about the Dashboard here.

If you click on the broadcast email you sent you’ll see that it was sent to all members.

Here’s the email I sent through the Dashboard to particular members of the program:

The participants will receive this email as if it’s sent from your email address. If there are several managers in the circle you’ll be able to select whom to send this email from. Please note that your participants will be able to reply to the email that gets sent out as a broadcast so if there are multiple managers, select the from address of the person who will be able to respond to any replies.

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