Organisations which have been accredited by the CMA Standards Council are entitled to use our Seal. To check whether an organisation has been accredited, look for it in the CMA Standards Council Directory.
Use of our Seal by an accredited organisation is evidence of its ongoing compliance with high standards of financial and organisational integrity. When you see this Seal, you can give confidently and generously. Because this organisation is accredited by the CMA Standards Council, here are a few things you should expect from it, as set out in our Principles and Standards of Responsible Stewardship:
1. GOD FIRST
Accredited organisations publicly declare their Christian ethos and confirm that they act in accordance with that ethos.
2. CHARITABLE STATUS
Accredited organisations are registered, legitimate and active Australian charitable entities.
3. DILIGENT GOVERNANCE
Accredited organisations are governed by a properly structured body which acts with care, diligence and independence.
4. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
The members of an accredited organisation’s governing body are responsible, competent and comply with their legal obligations.
5. CHARITABLE PURPOSE
The governing body of an accredited organisation ensures that it carries out the purpose for which it exists.
6. FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
The governing body of an accredited organisation undertakes proper financial oversight of the organisation.
7. RISK MANAGEMENT
An accredited organisation takes steps to identify and monitor risks to which it is exposed.
8. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
An accredited organisation is transparent and accountable to its stakeholders.
9. HONEST COMMUNICATION
All gift appeals and stewardship activities of an accredited organisation are carried out in a truthful and ethical manner.