Mothers of Rotterdam: scaling a social services programme in the Netherlands

This case study looks at how Mothers of Rotterdam, a social service programme based in the Netherlands and founded by a charismatic venture philanthropist, approached the challenge of growing and expanding. It explores the question of how an innovative start-up can scale up into a structured professional programme without losing its passion and energy.

One of a series of case studies developed by the Harvard Kennedy School for the Bernard van Leer Foundation-sponsored executive education course in scaling early childhood programmes.