BGCI Membership System Instructions

Here you will find instructions on using BGCI's membership system, SheepCRM


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Instructions on Creating a Sheep Account

  1. Add to your trusted email contacts;
  2. Visit BGCI’s Membership System – Sheep;
  3. Enter your email address (the email address that this email was sent to);
    1. The system will say “it looks like you are already registered with BGCI”;
    2. Then click ‘Okay create my account’;
    3. If you do not get this page please go back and enter the email address you provided to BGCI previously. If this does not work, please contact BGCI at;
  4. You will be prompted to check your email for a 6 digit activation code, but do not close out of the page;
    1. If it has not arrived please check spam folders;
    2. Emails can be delayed for various reasons, so please have patience;
  5. Open the email – copy the 6 digit code into the boxes provided on the page you were on;
    1. The email will also contain a link to the page in case you closed the window;
  6. Set a password;
    1. You will now be registered and can manage your details and membership from within this area each time you log in. Now you will be able to renew and pay for BGCI Memberships.

Instructions on Renewing and Paying for BGCI Membership

  1. Visit BGCI’s Membership System – Sheep;
  2. Log in using your email and password set in the previous set of instructions;
  3. On your home screen, scroll down to ‘Organisation Memberships’;
  4. Here you will see the status of your membership with BGCI;
    1. To renew, click the button that says ‘This Plan Has Lapsed. Click to Renew’;
  5. After clicking to renew, you will be asked to confirm the details of your membership. If any of these details need changing, please contact BGCI at;
    1. If everything seems correct, click ‘View Payment Options’
  6. You are now given the choice to either pay for your BGCI with a credit card or to request an invoice so that you can pay by credit card, bank transfer, cheque or other means;
    1. If you pay by credit card, follow the onscreen instructions;
    2. If you request an invoice, you will be sent an email with a link to download the invoice. This may not arrive immediately, so please have patience;
      1. Your membership is not complete until BGCI receives the payment;
      2. If you do not receive an email, please contact BGCI at;
  7. Should you wish for a billing contact to make payment or request an invoice, please send the following to BGCI at;
    1. Organisation Name;
    2. First and Surname of billing contact; and
    3. Email address of billing contact.

Adding Staff Members to Your Organisation’s Record

  1. Visit BGCI’s Membership System – Sheep;
  2. Log in using your email and password set in the previous set of instructions;
  3. On your home screen, scroll down to ‘Organisation Memberships’;
    1. You will see a button that says ‘Manage Members’;
    2. Click ‘Manage Members’;
  4. You will see a space to enter the first, surname and email address of a staff member;
    1. Add the information and press save;
    2. You may continue to add as many staff members as you wish;
  5. Your staff may now visit BGCI’s Membership System – Sheep to register for an account.

Become a Member

Be part of the largest network of botanic gardens and plant conservation experts in the world by joining BGCI today!

Support BGCI

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