Janet Zahn

Janet Zahn

Campaign Director

How Kennari values guide my work: I place a strong value on integrity in my work with Kennari clients. This includes remaining true to the fundraising processes in the Kennari model, encouraging our clients to value their relationships with volunteers and donors, and advocating for accreditation and high standards in how they do their work. 

Janet joined the Kennari Team in 2012. As campaign director, Janet expertly helps organizations invest in their future through capital, endowment, and comprehensive campaigns. Driven by her passion for community, Janet works with clients to successfully plan, test, and implement campaigns. She coaches clients on the importance of engaging committed, connected, and enthusiastic volunteers to successfully accomplish their goals.

Janet attended University of Michigan where she studied French and Russian. Her passion for nonprofit work stems from her desire to support the efforts of the many organizations working to improve lives in the surrounding communities. She has extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector, including past roles with the Grand Rapids Community Media Center and Catherine’s Health Center. In her free time, Janet’s abundant energy and holistic philosophy inspire her to lead fitness classes that focus on body, mind and spirit. She has broad taste in music and loves her time volunteering as a DJ for a local radio station.