CLS was a founding sponsor and charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). CLS's continuing membership confirms that this organization complies with a strict set of standards covering board governance, independent auditing, financial disclosure and fund-raising practices.
Formed nearly 20 year ago in an effort to encourage financial accountability and excellence among Christian nonprofit organizations, ECFA now has nearly 900 members. Each of these charities must submit to a rigorous review process each year. ECFA also randomly performs site visits on members to look behind the application forms.
CLS' membership status can be verified at ECFA's website.