Financial Integrity and Accountability
From our founding, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry has sought to maintain an exemplary record of integrity and accountability regarding the management of finances. Integrity involves honesty, transparency, prudence and an adherence to biblical standards of morality and business practices. Accountability involves regular reporting, proper management controls, proper budget guidance and approval from the Board, as well as annual third party audits by accredited accounting firms.
In these ways, we seek to honor the intent of each and every gift and giver that their response to the Lord’s leading to support this organization would result in the purpose to which they give being accomplished in full measure. It is an awesome responsibility and privilege to be entrusted with such a high calling and to be supported by such a great number of partners. It requires the utmost diligence in every detail of operation to ensure that every resource is wisely and properly allocated and utilized.
According to IRS guidelines, GNJPM must maintain sole control and discretion over the use of the funds once a tax-deductible receipt is issued. Tax deductible gifts are non-refundable. In the event that changes occur in GNJPM staff, ministries or projects, all tax-deductible gifts remain non-refundable.
As a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), Good News Jail & Prison Ministry recognized the responsibility we have to function in a biblical, God-honoring manner in all aspects of our ministry. This is particularly important in our financial operations because our faithful partners entrust the resources God has given them to us for the furtherance of the Gospel. We are honored to represent so many partners to the inmates of the world for the cause of Christ and declare our commitment to the standards that ECFA has established.
As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, contributions to the ministry are tax- deductible to the full extent allowable by law.