Preparing Your MailChimp List

Before you connect your MPDX email list  with your MailChimp account, here are a few steps that will save you time later on.

Step 1: Make sure all of your Ministry Partners are set up to receive a Newsletter.

Go to Contacts in MPDX, and Filter your Contacts by Status > Partner-Financial, Status > Special, and Status > Partner-Pray as seen in the screenshot below.

Step 2: Review these Contacts and verify that they are all on your Newsletter List in MPDX. Contacts who are set to receive “Newsletter - Email” or “Newsletter - Both” will be placed on the MailChimp list when MPDX is synced with MailChimp. Changing the email preferences will update or remove a contact from the MailChimp list if the sync is turned on. If your MPDX account is not connected to your MailChimp account, your list will not sync and you will need to manually update your list in MailChimp. 

Step 3: To update the newsletter preferences for any contact click in the Newsletter field and select the appropriate newsletter format.

Step 4: Once you have confirmed your list, you are ready to connect your MPDX account with your MailChimp account.

Important MailChimp Notification Settings

In MailChimp, whether you have set up a new account or have an existing account, you will want to set up MailChimp notifications. MailChimp will notify you if anyone subscribes or unsubscribes from your list. 

Scroll down to the “New subscriber notifications” section. Enter your email address to receive the notifications you would like, and save.

When you receive a notification from MailChimp, you should confirm that your information in MPDX is up to date. 

Now you are ready to connect your MPDX list to your MailChimp account!