International non-profit humanitarian organization newly accredited

by Staff, |

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BGR) — Baptist Global Response (BGR) has received accreditation this summer from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

According to the council, accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™.

By bestowing its seal, the council certifies that BGR has followed the "model of biblical accountability" and has demonstrated excellent financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising in its daily operation.

Established in 2006, BGR is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that responds to critical needs arising from both chronic conditions and natural disasters. It strives to connect people in need with people who care as a way of demonstrating God's love to the world's most vulnerable.

BGR Executive Director Jeff Palmer says his organization is happy to receive ECFA's official approval.

"It is important to us and our donors to be able to show that BGR is a trustworthy and well run organization," he says. "This accreditation by ECFA is a great affirmation of our organization, practices and policies, and again, we are honored to have it."

Those interested in partnering with or donating to BGR can find out more about it through ServantMatch®, a new feature on the ECFA website. It matches people looking for giving opportunities with ECFA-approved nonprofit organizations that might interest them.

Established in 1979, the ECFA evaluates Christian nonprofits, churches and ministries and endorses those that meet its Standards of Responsible Stewardship regarding financial accountability, board governance and fundraising.

For more information about the accreditation process or for a list of ECFA-accredited members, visit