Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2007 (Revised December 2008)

Mercy Corps: Positioning the Organization to Reach New Heights

by Allen S. Grossman and Caroline Joan King


Mercy Corps, the world's 5th largest international relief and development agency, is at a turning point. The nonprofit's opportunities to grow and serve a larger number of beneficiaries are unprecedented. By looking at the unique relationship between headquarters and over 40 country offices, explores the question--is Mercy Corps well positioned to effectively and efficiently manage these new growth opportunities.

Keywords: Business Offices; Business Headquarters; Globalized Firms and Management; Growth and Development Strategy; Organizational Structure; Nonprofit Organizations;


Grossman, Allen S., and Caroline Joan King. "Mercy Corps: Positioning the Organization to Reach New Heights." Harvard Business School Case 307-096, January 2007. (Revised December 2008.)