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Client Spotlight

LINN Energy is a different kind of oil and natural gas company, with a mission to acquire, develop and maximize cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets.

That forward-looking spirit extends to its embrace of corporate responsibility and, particularly, its matching gifts, employee giving and volunteerism programs.

The company has been part of the AmeriGives family since a failed relationship with another provider. “It would take too long to describe the list of problems we had – I’ve never worked with any other company that had a complete disregard for deadlines and provided such terrible customer service,” says Kristin Midgett, Community Relations and Internal Communications Team Lead for LINN Energy.

Then came the switch to AmeriGives.

“AmeriGives has been a completely different experience. I received so much support immediately from the moment I called AmeriGives. I knew transitioning to them was the answer to my problems.”

LINN Energy remains fully committed to being a good corporate citizen. Even with the downturn in the energy industry, the Company hopes to broaden its outreach through human capital by expanding volunteer opportunities. Hopefully, with an improved commodity price environment, additional features could be added to the employee giving and matching gifts programs in the future.

It is more important than ever for companies to dedicate themselves to socially responsible behavior, she said, in large part because Millennials are insisting on this from their employers. “They want to work for companies with a culture that allows them to give back and that is committed to their communities.”

If we are fortunate in this life, we have relationships that consistently push us to be our best. That’s the case with PPG Industries and AmeriGives, where the former is always dreaming up new ways to engage its nearly 50,000 employees in ways that support their local communities.

Case-in-point: PPG brainstormed a program to enable employees to apply for mini-grants to support local educational efforts, particularly as they relate to STEM courses. PPG asked us to create a platform to support the grants program and, together, we made it happen (to the tune of 728 grants in 2014 alone). You can read a local media account of one such program here.

“A lot of companies would have simply said, ‘We don’t do that,'” says Sue Sloan, executive director of PPG’s foundation and Corporate Global Social Responsibility program. “But AmeriGives was great about it and made it happen.”

And that’s not all. As a global company, PPG has been interested in expanding its CSR programs beyond U.S. borders, so this month PPG and AmeriGives will be opening workplace giving operations in Canada, complete with French and English versions.

What’s next? We’re not telling – yet – but suffice it to say PPG is the kind of customer that keeps everyone around here inspired and engaged!