About Glasspockets

Glasspockets is a Foundation Center initiative that champions philanthropic transparency in an online world. Launched in 2010, but with roots dating back to the Center’s founding in 1956, Glasspockets provides the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency, be more open in their own communications, and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good.

Glasspockets is working to:

  • Inspire private foundations to greater openness in their communications
  • Increase understanding of best practices in foundation transparency and accountability in an online world
  • Illustrate how institutional philanthropy is relevant to the critical issues of our time
  • Highlight the many stories of philanthropy that show how private wealth is serving the public good
  • Illuminate successes, failures, and ongoing experimentation so foundations can build on each other's ideas to increase impact

The Glasspockets Team

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Janet Camarena

Janet Camarena

Director of Transparency Initiatives

Janet Camarena

jfc@foundationcenter.org

(415) 466-2917

Janet Camarena

Director of Transparency Initiatives

Janet Camarena serves as the director of transparency initiatives for Foundation Center, working to champion greater foundation transparency. 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. Janet also oversees and authors articles on the Glasspockets' Transparency Talk blog.

Prior to her current role, Janet 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 the Alameda County Library Foundation and Community Initiatives, a fiscal sponsorship provider.

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Daniel X Matz

Daniel X Matz

Manager and Content Developer, Glasspockets

Daniel X Matz

dxm@foundationcenter.org

(212) 807-3696

Daniel X Matz

Manager and Content Developer, Glasspockets

Daniel has been building websites for foundations and nonprofits for more than a decade. He is expert on the issue of foundation transparency, helping more than 250 foundation clients communicate openly and effectively with their wide-ranging audiences. An innovator in building intuitive and highly functional sites, his user experience-driven work can be seen in the design of websites for some of the nation’s largest foundations, as well as scores of smaller grantmakers.

Daniel created the original Glasspockets site in 2010, and today is lead content developer for an expanded site recognized as the central source of best practices in foundation transparency, a Webby finalist, and among the top 100 nonprofit websites of 2014. He is broadly responsible for the site’s enhancement, overseeing the development of user-friendly tools and infographics. Daniel is also editor of the Glasspockets feature, Eye on the Giving Pledge.

Daniel is ABD in American History from the College of William & Mary, with a BA from SUNY Binghamton. He is a contributor to Philanthropy News Digest’s Off the Shelf, and along the way has been a fellow at the National Archives, a product manager on Madison Avenue, a communications director for an NYC Council campaign, a ditch digger, and a bartender.

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Melissa Moy

Melissa Moy

Special Projects Associate, Glasspockets

Melissa Moy

mem@foundationcenter.org

Melissa Moy

Special Projects Associate, Glasspockets

Melissa Moy works as special projects associate, assisting with content development, editorial responsibilities, and social media for Glasspockets. Melissa has experience as a writer, editor, and life coach and she has worked for Bay Area and Missouri nonprofits in various capacities, including grant writer, project coordinator and researcher.

Melissa loves Star Wars, road trips and hiking, especially at National Parks. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and an English minor from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Ministry and Leadership with a Coaching Concentration at Western Seminary.

About Foundation Center:

Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of more than 470 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world. For more information, please visit foundationcenter.org  or call (212) 620-4230.

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