With all Flipcause campaigns and engagements, your supporters have a checkbox to sign up for your mailing list. If they opt in, this generates a "Mailing List Sign Up" activity (usually in addition to the primary activity or transaction). This separate activity type allows you to pull a report specifically of everyone who signed up to your mailing list through Flipcause, which you can export into a .csv file for import into MailChimp, Constant Contact, Emma, or other email marketing tool you use to reach out to your supporters. We recommend running this report once a month in order to keep your mailing list up to date, but feel free to adopt whatever cadence works for you!
In order to create a report for Mailing List Sign Ups, start by going to the Reports > Transaction & Activity Reporting
To create the report, set your date range, choose Mailing List Sign Ups as the report type, and click Generate Report.
After the report has been generated, a graph will appear displaying the Mailing List Sign Ups in your designated date range. Below the graph, you will see the ways you can view the data in the report. View Full Report will show a report of all of the fields.
You can also do a Custom Report where you can choose only the specific fields needed. At minimum, it's usually First Name, Last Name, and Email.
After clicking either option (Full or Custom), you'll be able to have the report sent via email (recommended), or you can view the report in a separate tab. The 'Send Me the Report Via Email' will deliver to your inbox the link to download the .csv export (it may take a few minutes).
You can now use this .csv file to import new mailing list subscribers directly into your mailing list. Check with the help center or support of the email marketing tool you use for exact instructions.
For MailChimp, see here - http://kb.mailchimp.com/lists/growth/import-subscribers-to-a-list
For Constant Contact, see here - https://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/5296-import-or-upload-a-file-of-contact-email-addresses
For Emma, see here - https://support.e2ma.net/Resource_Center/Account_how-to/importing-audience-members