As an organization committed to serving and honoring Jesus Christ, we have promised to operate in a manner reflecting integrity, honesty, excellence, and faithful stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. This has been our pledge to friends and supporters like you. However, we know our pledge can only take on credibility when it is fortified by our actions. We want to prove ourselves faithful to our promises. This is why the ECFA seal means so much to us—and to you.
ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) was founded in 1979 to help ensure the integrity of Christ-centered organizations that are qualified for nonprofit, tax-exempt status. Today, over 1,200 Christian organizations submit to the annual evaluation and approval process established by ECFA—resulting in a powerful collective testimony of accountability before God and man.
Through accreditation by ECFA, we demonstrate our commitment to biblical excellence and accountability. Because we faithfully adhere to ECFA Standards, we have earned the right to display the ECFA seal. This seal tells our friends, supporters, and constituents that our ministry upholds high standards—not only in word, but also in deed. The ECFA seal means that Mission Possible:
- Has a clear and strong commitment to evangelical Christianity
- Has an independent Board of Directors that governs our activities
- Submits to an annual independent audit
- Manages and applies funds with appropriate controls
- Believes in and practices financial disclosure
- Follows strict standards for fundraising and stewardship
The ECFA seal is an outward expression of our inner resolve to represent truth and integrity in all aspects of our ministry: our fund-raising, financial accounting and reporting, our governance, the stewardship of God’s resources, and in our valued relationships with you, our supporter and friend.
So, the next time you see the ECFA seal in relation to Mission Possible, let it remind you of our dedication to the principles upon which this ministry was founded and our commitment to bring honor and glory to God’s name.
ECFA welcomes your requests for further information.
Visit Mission Possible’s page on the ECFA Web site.
National Center for Charitable Statistics (view Mission Possible 990’s)
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Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC): Donors, government organizations and the public have become increasingly concerned about the integrity and accountability of charities. People want to know that they are giving their money to an organization that embraces high standards and operates in a transparent manner.
Since 1983 CCCC has administered an accountability program that provides the donor with the assurance that they can give confidently and generously to a charity. Under the program, charities receive accreditation based on rigorous standards for organizational integrity and accountability.
In this program, Christian ministries of all types and sizes join together in showing the value they place on conducting themselves in a manner in keeping with the character of the Lord they serve.
Key Benefits of Certification:
- Public recognition that the organization has met rigorous standards.
- Positive reflection on the organization and the Christian community as a whole.
- An effective benchmark for donors and potential donors to evaluate a ministry.
- Demonstration of accountability by the ministry or organization.
- Donors can give with confidence.
Visit Mission Possible’s page on the CCCC Web site.
CCCC – A Statement for Control and Distribution of Funds
Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the organization. Each restricted contribution designated towards such an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where needed most. Gifts are acknowledged and receipted with an official receipt for income tax purposes.