Nonprofit Leadership in Action: Following a Founder

Really great leadership in nonprofit organizations takes a kind of “old soul” approach—the ability to keep a set of principles sacred while negotiating an ever changing landscape and looking to the future. This is never more of a challenge than when taking over after a powerful founder. In this remarkable interview, John Valverde opens up about what values and knowledge and wisdom he brings to the role of CEO of YouthBuild. This is the first in a podcast series with NPQ’s Amy Costello about the realities of grounded nonprofit leadership.

Charity Art Auctions: What’s in It for Artists?

Have you ever bought a work of art at a charity auction? It turns out that the artists who donate their works can only deduct their direct costs from their taxes. Moreover, charity art sales may even depress the prices artists fetch at gallery sales. Amy Costello, in a podcast, explores these and other issues with artists, an art industry critic, and a nonprofit director.