Charities must meet all five Standards of Accountability to be approved for Certified Membership.
Certified charities must demonstrate ongoing compliance with the Standards through:
The charity is committed to the Christian faith.
The charity is governed by an independent, active board that establishes policy and reviews the impact of the organization’s activities.
The charity demonstrates transparency and proper financial oversight through an independent financial audit, an audit review committee, and public disclosure of its financial statements.
The charity upholds the highest standards of integrity, adheres to applicable laws, and operates in accordance with its own governing documents.
The charity is ethical in its fundraising activities and respects the dignity and interests of the donor.