Senior Director of Candid Learning
About Janet Camarena
Janet leads the integration and oversight of Candid’s various learning platforms, including curriculum design and the development of learning tools and content on GrantCraft and GlassPockets. She previously served as the director of transparency initiatives for Foundation Center, working to champion greater foundation transparency and openness in the field of philanthropy. A key part of her role is to provide leadership for Glasspockets.org, which she helped to found and build in 2010. Glasspockets provides a variety of tools and features designed to encourage philanthropic openness. It has been recognized by the Webby Awards and was also selected as one of the Top 100 websites by PC Magazine.
Previously, Janet also served as director of Foundation Center’s regional office in San Francisco for 15 years. She led a team of six professionals in delivering extensive outreach and capacity building services throughout the Western United States, planning and overseeing training for social sector audiences, carrying out donor development and cultivation, and producing live and online programming such as the popular Meet the Grantmakers and Philanthropy Chat podcast series.
Janet was among 48 nonprofit leaders selected for the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy. She completed her undergraduate work at Mills College and received a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University. She serves on the boards of PEAK Grantmaking and Community Initiatives, a fiscal sponsorship provider, and also volunteers by teaching art at her children’s elementary school.