How to export your gMail contacts to a CSV

Prior to sending the official Volume One, Issue 1 Newsletter, we are asking our collective contacts to opt-in to a curated mailing list. Those who decline will not be added to the mailing list, and those who accept will receive occasional newsletters and special offers.

We would like to personalize this initial outreach so that, for example, Neesha’s contacts receive a note signed by Neesha, Dane’s by Dane, etc. We recognize, though, that it’s a hassle to send these personally, keep track of respondents, and relay them back haphazardly.

Instead, we are asking if you might export your contacts from Gmail, so that we can process and manage them centrally. We will tag each contact as having originated from you, and recipients will see your name as the sender of the opt-in email.

The short video below will show you how to do this. Note, you’ll need to be signed into your primary Gmail account in your browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.) before you follow any of the steps in the video. If you run into any issues or have any questions, just send me an email. I’d be happy to schedule a few minutes together over Zoom.


Note: at the end of the video, I mention that you should share these CSV files with Lisa. Instead, follow the “upload your csv files” link below.


 export your saved contacts
 export your “other” contacts
upload your csv files