Leadership Published Date, 2024

Partner Perspectives: Mercy Corps

In the interview above, get to know Mary Stata, Chief Development Officer at Mercy Corps.

Mary brings 15 years of experience across policy, philanthropy, and fundraising to lead Mercy Corps’ global fundraising efforts with individual donors, foundations, and companies. Through her expert strategy and vision, Mary has spearheaded the fundraising team’s efforts to position Mercy Corps as the partner of choice for high-impact philanthropists seeking to build a better world. Most notably, since joining the organization in 2017, Mary established the Foundation Partnerships team and has strategically partnered with Mercy Corps’ teams around the globe to raise funds in response to crises across global health, climate, human rights, and beyond.

Mary and the team at Mercy Corps began partnering with Orr Group in early 2023 to chart the course for a significant campaign designed to attract new funders and increase awareness of Mercy Corps’ global reach in responding to and building resilience around climate change in particular. We’re currently serving as embedded partners to support Mary and her development team in implementing and managing this ambitious fundraising effort.

Learn about Mary’s unique perspective as a leader, the challenges and opportunities that come with managing a global team of fundraisers, and the results of our ongoing partnership in the video above.

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