by Mary Morton

June 30, 2021

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, joins Mary Morten on the Gathering Ground podcast to discuss the experiences of people of color in nonprofit leadership, what the pandemic and reopening have been like, and what’s coming next from Race to Lead.

In a recent cover story in the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) trade journal, they discuss the expectation of a turnover ‘tsunami’ once the country has fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies referenced in the report say that as many as half of workers intend to look for new jobs this year.

Black and Indigenous job seekers and job seekers of color will have greater opportunities than ever before - but is your organization ready to welcome more BIPOC leaders and ensure an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive work environment?

In the most recent episode of Gathering Ground, Morten Group, LLC President Mary Morten explores these topics and more as she welcomes Building Movement Project (BMP) Co-director Sean Thomas-Breitfeld back to the podcast to discuss BMP’s newest report - Race to Lead: Revisited.

Three years after their initial 2016 Race to Lead report, BMP returned to the nonprofit sector with a new survey and in 2019, released their most recent report, Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap.

Listen in now to hear more about this groundbreaking series of reports from Building Movement Project, and be sure to take a look at the rich data they contain by visiting