Financial Credibility

AGRM partners with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) to help members gain financial credibility and keep their fiscal house clean. ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources. In order for a mission to be certified through AGRM, compliance with these standards is required.

There is a one-time application fee of $500 for organizations to apply for ECFA accreditation. This fee is waived for AGRM members through an agreement with ECFA. To take advantage of this cost savings, enter the code AGRM500 on your ECFA application. On the offline application, write this code at the top of the form.

Another benefit for AGRM members is one free ECFA webinar. When you discover an ECFA webinar that you would like to participate in, enter the code AGRMweb on the webinar registration form to have the fee waived.

Learn more about ECFA by visiting or by calling 800-323-9473.