April 4, 2011 serves as a banner day for Operation Inasmuch, Inc. On that day, we learned that the ministry had received the gold standard of financial approval from ECFA (formerly the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). According to its www site, “EFCA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible StewardshipTM.” In order to be approved by EFCA, nonprofits, ministries, educational institutions, and churches must demonstrate that they meet high standards of “board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
“Approval by ECFA is huge for Operation Inasmuch,” says David Crocker, Executive Director. “First, it means that we have passed a rigorous test of how we handle the funds entrusted to us by donors and foundations. Anyone who supports Operation Inasmuch, Inc., can have confidence that the ministry will exercise the highest integrity in accounting for and managing dollars given to it. Second, for those just learning about the ministry, membership in ECFA gives us instant credibility. This is a good day for Operation Inasmuch.”
We’re excited to know that a well-respected organization such as EFCA believes that Operation Inasmuch is a faithful financial steward for our Lord.
From May, 2011 Newsletter