Sending a Drag & Drop Email Blast

Discover how to create visually stunning emails tailored to your church community's needs. From navigating the Drag & Drop Email Blast Creator to customizing content and scheduling deliveries, we've got you covered. Learn step-by-step instructions for crafting engaging emails, including adding images, text, buttons, and more.

User Permissions needed to access Messaging
Account Owner, Admin, or Limited Access with access granted to Messaging. If you have additional questions, please reference this article.


  1. Login to your Tithely account

  2. Select Messaging from the left-hand menu.

  3. From within Tithely Messaging, click 'Blasts' from the left-side menu.

  4. Click the '+ Create New Blast' button on the top right of the window.

  5. Select Drag & Drop Email

  6. Enter your Blast Name

  7. Click Continue to Content

  8. Next, update the details of your Blast by completing all the required fields.

    • Blast Name

    • Subject

    • Select RecipientsPlease Note: At this time, there is not an option to attach a file to an email or email Blast with Tithely Messaging.

  9. Next, click Choose Template

  10. Select an Email Template
    Hover over any template and click "Preview" to take a closer look.

    • Default Template

    • Saved Template

    • Blank Template

  11. Once you've selected a template, create your email blast using the tools included in the builder. Learn more about the builder in Getting Familiar With the Drag & Drop Email Blast Creator

  12. Click Save Content or click Save as Template from within the ••• menu.
    🌟 Tithely Tip: You can create your own templates and save them to be used for future Blasts.
    Note: Once a custom template is created it cannot be deleted.

  13. Once you are satisfied with your email, click 'Close' to return to the Email Blast details page.

  14. Next, select one of the following options:

    • Send Now: Send the email Blast right away

    • Send Later: Schedule the Blast to send on a specific date/time

    • Save Changes: Save your Blast as a draft

  15. You're all set! 🎉

Please Note: If you select Send Later, or Save Changes, the Blast will only be sent to the people in the group selected to receive the blast at the time of creation. If the group members are changed after the Blast creation, these changes will not be reflected in the sending list. If you need to make changes to the Group, remove the Group and re-add it before sending the Blast.

Using Smart Fields

Smart Fields allow you to add a personal touch to your emails quickly and easily.
Add in First Name, Last Name, Church Name or your Unsubscribe link using Smart Fields. The information used in Smart Fields is pulled directly from your Tithely People database. 
  1. To add a smart field, once you are in a text field area, select the Smart Field.
  2. Select your smart field option: First Name, Last Name, Church Name or your Unsubscribe link. Your selected smart field will enter where your cursor is in the text field.

When Messages Fail to Send 

Rarely an email or text will fail to send. This will usually be due to the carrier. Tithely Messaging will display the reason for the failed message.

In almost every circumstance of a failed message, if you wait a couple of minutes and try again, the message should go through.

Example of an Error Message from a Blast

Error Mesages - Blasts.png

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