XANT Do Good Foundation Adds Seasoned Philanthropy Leader to Further Enhance Its Community Impact
SILICON SLOPES, Utah — Sept. 23, 2014– XANT, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, today announced it has added Tema Hunkin Laussen to lead its Do Good Foundation and further enhance its impact in the community.
Laussen brings more than 23 years of experience in philanthropic corporate business operations to the foundation. Prior to joining XANT, she served as associate director of major gifts at LDS Philanthropies for nearly 11 years, where she facilitated major gifts for Brigham Young University Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center.
“Tema’s brilliance, energy and enthusiasm will expand the reach and impact of the XANT Do Good Foundation to accelerate our efforts and focus our energies to be even more effective in helping our causes,” XANT CEO and Founder Dave Elkington said. “Her extensive experience and ability to build strong relationships will help the foundation grow while engaging others to join us in this important philanthropic work.”
Modeled after the Salesforce.com Foundation’s 1-1-1 model, the XANT Do Good Foundation donates 1 percent of company revenue, 1 percent of employee time, and 1 percent of product to worthy local causes.
The foundation is committed to helping the underprivileged, children and women in need, as well as the mentally and emotionally challenged. Its efforts focus on 501(c)(3) nonprofits that spend at least 90 percent of the funds they raise on their causes. The foundation’s goal is to promote self-reliance as it helps people further their education and better their living standards and environment.
Most recently, the foundation joined forces with local companies, such as The Clyde Companies, to transform the Maple Dell Scout Camp into an extreme high-adventure destination. Other projects have included work at a local women’s shelter, community garden and Utah County’s Food & Care Coalition.
“XANT believes in giving back to its community, and we are grateful for the support of other like-minded companies,” Laussen said. “We invite anybody who cares about the community to join the Do Good Foundation in doing good.”
About XANT, Inc.
XANT offers cloud-based sales acceleration technology. The company provides the sales industry’s first comprehensive sales acceleration platform that creates high-performance sales teams with breakthrough technology including communications for immediate response, gamification for sales motivation, data visualization for an immersive experience with sales data, and predictive analytics for lead prioritization, hiring and more. The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) has recognized XANT as the SaaS provider of the year for four consecutive years. The company has been listed among the fastest growing companies by Inc. and Deloitte and as one of the top 100 private companies by AlwaysOn. XANT ranks No. 5 in the nation for jobs created in the software industry and No. 72 in the nation for jobs created in all industries by Inc. XANT has published leading research in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. The company has been issued 11 U.S. patents and has 13 patents pending, with several focused on the areas of predictive analytics and machine learning. XANT enterprise customers include Fidelity, Microsoft, Groupon, McGraw-Hill, Marketo and more. To try the technology, visit XANT.