Financial Accountability Organization Announces Partnership with Care
Net and Its Network of More Than 1,100 Pregnancy Resource Centers
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) today
announced a new partnership with Care Net, the nation's largest network
of pregnancy resource centers. The partnership gives Care Net centers
free access to valuable ministry management resources on the ECFA
website that are specifically created and customized for organizations
seeking to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of women
and families facing unplanned pregnancies.
ECFA (www.ecfa.org) is a national
accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries,
churches, universities, colleges, schools and other organizations earn
the public's trust by developing and maintaining standards of
accountability. ECFA's partnership with Care Net illustrates the
organization's ongoing commitment to evangelical nonprofit
organizations throughout the United States.
Founded in 1975, Care Net (www.care-net.org)
is one of the nation's most reputable networks of pregnancy resource
centers in which its 1,160 affiliated organizations serve more than
370,000 clients each year. By partnering with ECFA to provide its
centers with customized, ministry-specific resources, Care Net further
strengthens its reputation as a reliable option for women in crisis and
its commitment to transparency and accountability.
"Best practices, operational excellence and organizational
effectiveness are all very important strategic initiatives for us at
Care Net," said Melinda Delahoyde, president of Care Net. "We want to
provide our members with the best resources and training available so
they can grow and nurture their pregnancy centers in these areas.
That's what this partnership is about."
In accordance with the partnership agreement, and in an ongoing effort
by ECFA to support the work of Care Net and similar organizations, ECFA
has customized more than 40 of its white papers and other resources
specifically for pregnancy resource centers. The documents provide
guidance for accounting, board governance, fundraising, human resource
issues, ethics policies and other issues pertinent to the sound
management of nonprofit pregnancy resource centers.
In addition to Care Net's network, ECFA currently has more than 100
pregnancy resource centers directly involved in its growing membership.
"We champion the work that Care Net is doing to achieve their vision of
saving lives, healing hearts and ministering compassion," said Dan
Busby, president of ECFA. "We are proud to support Care Net and its
local centers. By providing them with numerous resources and tools, we
hope to help them remain one of the most trusted and respected national
organizations and demonstrate their commitment to responsible
For more information on ECFA's partnership with Care Net, or to view
the organization's business and legal resources customized for
pregnancy resource centers, visit www.ecfa.org/CareNet.aspx.
Contact: Ty Mays
Source: In Christ Communications
Date: May 4, 2009
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