“Whisper!” Over the phone, there’s silence, then a low, burbling growl. “Oh, that was good! Did you hear it?” Karen Anderson asks. I laugh, and in that moment, the anxieties of daily life melt away.

That’s because when you talk to Karen (or her dog, Max), you’re immediately transported to her world-a world filled with chatty pups and small doors and petite accoutrements like books, shoes, and sweaters.

Tiny Doors ATL began in 2014, when Karen and Atlanta native Sarah Meng founded the project, which installs 6-inch doors in strategic places throughout the city like the Krog Street Tunnel and the BeltLine. “It’s a dream job,” Karen says. “I will never say it’s not a dream job, no matter what happens.” Currently there are 13 doors that are public, accessible, and free to visit throughout the city, and 5 doors in both of MailChimp’s Atlanta-based offices.Read more

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Chart of the Day: Use Machine Learning AI to understand the propensity of your site visitors to convert I’m reviewing a different type of Chart today since while reviewing Google’s Demo Account while working on some new learning materials for our …..

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A three-step approach to check for paid search campaign mistakes In an ideal world, enterprising entrepreneurs would only need to set up shop, open their virtual doors, and find customers lining up to buy their products. Of course, it’s never …..

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Since 2013, MailChimp’s Corporate Citizenship team has been working to make our hometown of Atlanta better, weirder, and more human. Today, I’d like to talk about the “better” part. For us, that means supporting organizations working to stop cycles of poverty. All year long, we partner with organizations like Literacy Action and the Gateway Center to help make their hard work possible.

But “better” becomes a special focus during our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week.

For Dr. King, achieving economic justice was crucial to the work of achieving racial justice. These are complicated, layered issues-nothing you could easily solve in one week, let alone in one lifetime. But it’s important for us to do our part. So this year, our Corporate Citizenship team partnered with The Mothership, MailChimp’s diversity and inclusion employee resource group, for a week of events to help local nonprofits working on hunger Read more

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