principles

Principles Overview

The CMA Standards Council's 'Nine Principles of Ministry Accountability',  the 54 standards that fall under those principles, and the four supporting policies, represent the essential requirements necessary for an organisation to become accredited by the Standards Council.

These principles and standards are about organisational accountability, not organisational effectiveness, which is a far larger topic. There are many things an organisation can do, in addition to these principles, that will enhance both accountability and effectiveness, but we consider these to be an excellent starting point, and the absolute minimum for a truly accountable ministry.

the 9 principles

PRINCIPLE 1: GOD FIRST
PRINCIPLE 2: CHARITABLE STATUS
PRINCIPLE 3: DILIGENT GOVERNANCE
PRINCIPLE 4: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
PRINCIPLE 5: CHARITABLE PURPOSE
PRINCIPLE 6: FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
PRINCIPLE 7: RISK MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPLE 8: TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
PRINCIPLE 9: HONEST COMMUNICATION
view our supporting policies
The CMA Standards Council is a brand new venture & is currently in pilot mode

The Standards Council is currently in pilot mode with some specially invited partners, to help us test the systems with live data, and to help us iron out any wrinkles in a test environment. For this reason, you cannot yet apply for accreditation. The pilot program will conclude during 2017, at which time a full launch will take place, and organisations may apply to become accredited.

*The 'Give Confidently' directory will launch in 2017.

Register your interest, to receive an invitation to launch events, and to join the priority queue for when accreditation opens.