ECFA - Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Standard 1 - Doctrinal Issues

 

Every member shall subscribe to a written statement of faith clearly affirming a commitment to the evangelical Christian faith or shall otherwise demonstrate such commitment and shall operate in accordance with biblical truths and practices.

 

Standard 2 - Governance

 

Every member shall be governed by a responsible board of not less than five individuals, a majority of whom shall be independent, who shall meet at least semiannually to establish policy and review its accomplishments.

 

Standard 3 - Financial Oversight

 

Each member shall prepare complete and accurate financial statements. The board or a committee consisting of a majority of independent members shall approve the engagement of an independent certified public accountant, review the annual financial statements and maintain appropriate communication with the independent certified public accountant. The board shall be apprised of any material weaknesses in internal control or other significant risks.

 

Standard 4 - Use of Resources and Compliance with Laws

 

Every member shall exercise the appropriate management and controls necessary to provide reasonable assurance that all of the member’s operations are carried out and resources are used in a responsible manner and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, such conformity taking into account biblical mandates.

 

Standard 5 - Transparency

 

Every member shall provide a copy of its current financial statements upon written request and shall provide other disclosures as the law may require. The financial statements required to comply with Standard 3 must be disclosed under this standard.

 

A member must provide a report, upon written request, including financial information on any specific project for which it has sought or is seeking gifts.

 

 

Standard 6 - Related-party Transactions

 

Every member shall avoid conflicts of interest. Transactions with related parties may be undertaken only if all of the following are observed:  1) a material transaction is fully disclosed in the financial statements of the member; 2) the related party is excluded from the discussion and approval of such transaction; 3) a competitive bid or comparable valuation exists; and 4) the member’s board has acted upon and demonstrated that the transaction is in the best interest of the member

 

Standard 7 - Stewardship of Charitable Gifts

 

 

7.1 Truthfulness in Communications

 

In securing charitable gifts, all representations of fact, descriptions of the financial condition of the member, or narratives about events must be current, complete, and accurate. References to past activities or events must be appropriately dated. There must be no material omissions or exaggerations of fact, use of misleading photographs or any other communication which would tend to create a false impression or misunderstanding.

 

7.2 Giver Expectations and Intent

 

Statements made about the use of gifts by a member in its charitable gift appeals must be honored. A giver's intent relates both to what was communicated in the appeal and to any instructions accompanying the gift, if accepted by the member. Appeals for charitable gifts must not create unrealistic expectations of what a gift will actually accomplish.

 

7.3 Charitable Gift Communication

 

Every member shall provide givers appropriate and timely gift acknowledgments.

 

7.4 Acting in the Best Interest of Givers

 

When dealing with persons regarding commitments on major gifts, a member’s representatives must seek to guide and advise givers to adequately consider their broad interests.

 

A member must make every effort to avoid knowingly accepting a gift from or entering into a contract with a giver that would place a hardship on the giver or place the giver’s future well-being in jeopardy.

 

7.5 Percentage Compensation for Securing Charitable Gifts

 

A member may not base compensation of outside stewardship resource consultants or its own employees directly or indirectly on a percentage of charitable contributions raised.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Board of Directors

Rev. Wayne Monbleau,

Mr. John Jaworowski,

Mrs. Lisa Prokopowitz,

Mrs. Deborah Monbleau

Mrs. Karen Foti

Mrs. Joann Manning

 

Our most recent Financial Statements & Supplementary Information:

Financial Statements For Years Ended December 31, 2017 & 2016

Form 990 for 2017

 

Staff

Rev. Wayne Monbleau, President

Sharon T. Madden, Bookkeeper

Karen Both
Audrey Prol

Cory Monbleau

Sandy Carey

 

This organization is firmly committed to good stewardship of funds entrusted to us by our friends and donors. We promise to use your gifts wisely and effectively in Jesus' Name.

 

To ensure our financial accountability to you, our donor, we are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

 

We fully support the purpose and goals of ECFA and display its seal proudly to reflect compliance with its membership standards.

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