Judith Koll Healey is a philanthropic professional, working in major foundations. She is currently president of a national firm that works with families of wealth in their philanthropic efforts. She is a published poet and short fiction writer and has lectured internationally on the topic of art and the unconscious. Her passion is medieval history, and The Canterbury Papers is her first novel. Read more…

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Rules of Engagement for Family Foundation Board Meetings

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Judith K. Healey

A: This a common complaint of families who make grants together. It’s challenging enough for unrelated people to do this important work, but personalities and family baggage can make meetings even more complicated. Judy Healey, a leading family philanthropy consultant shares 10 rules for more harmonious communication in the board room: 1) Learn to listen. 2) Respect the position of… Read More

Family Boards: Why Can’t We Just All Get Along?

Posted on May 14, 2009 by Judith K. Healey

Every family has occasional disagreements when they engage in grantmaking together. How do you handle such common dilemmas as: family members who disagree on grantmaking, discretionary dollars or payouts; members who act out at board meetings or don’t do their share; a leader that’s not willing to step down; individuals who carry their family baggage or branch differences into the board room?… Read More