Commitment to Stewardship & Financial Responsibility
RCE International takes seriously our responsibility to operate with complete integrity and in a manner that is honoring to the Lord. We are committed to managing our finances and utilizing donations for the support of our ministry and ministry projects so that we remain in full compliance with all Internal Revenue Service laws and expectations. We diligently strive to follow all regulations of the IRS, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security for the protection of our donors as well as our partner ministries.
RCE is governed by an independent Board of Directors that provides general oversight for the vision and financial integrity of the ministry. The Board creates and approves all operating policies of RCE to ensure that the ministry meets all laws and regulations. The Finance Committee of the Board oversees the finances of the organization and presents an annual operating budget to the Board for approval.
Questions or comments for RCE’s Board of Directors can be sent to RCEBoard@rce-international.org.
RCE is audited annually by the certified public accounting firm, Capin Crouse LLP. They are the country’s leading accounting and advisory firm primarily serving the Christian not-for-profit community. More information on Capin Crouse is available at: www.capincrouse.com
RCE has been a full member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 2005. ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to their Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™. ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™ focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources. More information about ECFA and RCE’s membership is available at: www.ecfa.org/
Specific information that ECFA monitors and maintains on the ministry of RCE is available at: [HERE].
RCE is analyzed each year by the non-profit organization Charity Navigator, which has the stated aim to help advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges. Specifically, Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Their ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information. They provide these ratings so that charitable givers/ social investors can make intelligent giving decisions, and so that the nonprofit sector can improve its performance.
RCE has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 Stars (out of a possible 4). RCE’s rating by Charity Navigator can be viewed [HERE].
Information Available Upon Request
RCE strives to operate with full transparency. To that end, the following financial information is available by contacting our Finance Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Financial Audit – most recent audited financial statements [RCE 2015 Audited Financial Statements]
Annual IRS Return (990) – available upon request
Commitment to Confidentiality
RCE International values and honors the privacy of our financial partners by establishing an environment of trust and safety. Information about our ministry partners and prospective partners, including names and addresses, credit card information, beneficiaries, gift amounts and estate information, is kept strictly confidential by all authorized RCE personnel and is never sold, rented or shared. Such information shall be recorded and retained only for the private, business use of RCE International.