Exhausted after days of furlough travel, you fetch your clipboard with the handwritten email addresses of a dozen new prayer partners. Somewhat settled in your temporary home, you’ll do two things with that clipboard. First, you’ll add those email addresses as subscribers to your MailChimp list. Second, you’ll send individual welcome emails personally thanking each one of them for joining your […]
Last time we talked about MailChimp, we had you send a letter to your entire list of supporters. But what if you only want to target pastors, or your financial supporters? MailChimp lets you send a note to a segment that represents only a part of your list. Keep reading to find out how.
Yay! It’s finally time! You’ve already set up your prayer supporters in your MailChimp list. You’re done with the template. Now you can send out that first prayer letter.
MailChimp's provided templates can look beautiful on computer and smartphone screens, but they don't print well. Edify Hub has customized a template specifically for missionary letters. It prints well, but it also fits both computer and smartphone screens quite nicely. You can download that template below, and we'll add it to your MailChimp account later in this article.
When I started exploring MailChimp, I tried to go right to sending email, and I kept getting stuck partway through. I had to set up something I had forgotten or hadn’t noticed. I want to help you avoid those headaches. That’s why we’re walking through so many preparation steps first. Believe me – we’ll get an […]
We wanted to talk about lists last time, but we needed to take a short detour through setting up your groups first. You’ll see why as we walk through importing the names and email addresses of your current prayer supporters. From Where Shall I Import, Dear Eliza, Dear Eliza? Without knowing where you keep your […]
Eventually, your MailChimp list will hold the email address of all of your prayer supporters, but you may want to treat different supporters differently. MailChimp gives you two ways to divide your list: segments and groups. Let’s walk through creating one group for now so we can see how it's done. At the end of this exercise I'll invite you to explore your own ideas.
In part 3, you created a mailing list at MailChimp to track the email addresses of your supporters. But we left it empty. Now, you need to add your supporters. MailChimp offers several different ways to add people, and we’ll cover a few of them in the next few articles. Eventually, you’ll want to pull in a big, […]
In part 2, you set up a username and password at MailChimp. I trust you remember it. You do? Perfect. Go ahead and log in now. When you log in to your MailChimp account, the Dashboard greets you. I remember my first time here thinking, “OK… What do I need to do first?” I tried […]
MailChimp for Missionaries: Part 2 - Learn how to set up your account to honor MailChimp's Terms of Service and USA's CAN-SPAM laws.