I remember reading a post on a forum that was talking about the NAACP's new president Benjamin T. Jealous and one of the points that was made was that even with a new leader what everyone should really think about was the original purpose for the NAACP. With deeper observations of the people that were the founders and who was financing everything. That hit like a brick for me. It's a great point though, can an organization really move in a direction that is different from the original ideology of the organization? I think that as long as you have the leaders (not necessarily those who are figureheads and such) with the same ideology as those that started it then it would be a hard to move an organization in a different direction than it's original purpose.