Accountability

Empart (Empart USA) is a registered nonprofit with tax exempt 501(c)3 status.

We are committed to the standards of governance and reporting that are required under the Charity Commission regulations. Our financial records are externally reviewed by a qualified and experienced independent examiner. Our annual submissions to the Charity Commission are publicly available on the Charity Commission website.

Corporate Governance

Empart is a non-profit charitable organization that is committed to maintaining a high level of accountability and transparency. As a non-profit movement, Empart does not issue any shares nor pay dividends to any individual or organization that supports us. Our governance policies are based on good corporate governance and best practice recommendations, with adherence to biblical principles.

Empart in each country is registered separately within the legal structures of that country. Each entity is governed by their own independent Board and it is the Board's responsibility to ensure that Empart's standards are maintained and it complies with all legal requirements within that country.

In addition to our Board of Trustees, Empart has a Eldership team. The Eldership provides spiritual guidance, support to key leaders, mentoring, conflict resolution and, where necessary, discipline for breaches of a spiritual nature.

Trustees and Elders serve in a voluntary capacity. No equity-based or monetary remuneration packages are provided by Empart.

External Accountability

ECFA

Member of the ECFA which provides oversight for financial accountability.

EIG Logo Transparency endorsed

Excellence in Giving (EIG) is a full-service philanthropic advisory firm designed to increase the joy of the high-capacity donor through a personalised process of discovery, evaluation, participation, and celebration. EIG undertook a comprehensive assessment of Empart’s governance, strategy, finances, impact and communication and technology. This included on-site visits to our ministry in the field.

Guide Star Gold

GuideStar Seals of Transparency indicate that a nonprofit has provided key information to its Nonprofit Profile. This recognition shows commitment to transparency.

“Empart has a clear strategy and a history of meeting ministry goals. Founder Jossy Chacko has structured the organization to maintain accountability at the local level without creating a hierarchical institution. Field workers receive enough support to survive but not too much to create long-term dependency on a pay cheque.

The sweat equity of men and women in training who work the fields and cook for themselves at TCs demonstrates their commitment to the cause. The same practice of living by faith and working for needed income by workers reveals the character and commitment of Empart’s workforce.

Empart has continued to adjust its organizational structure and invest in technological infrastructure to keep pace with rapid growth in the field. Empart has been able to transfer decision-making responsibilities to field leadership. Field leadership has been able to consistently improve its number of mid- and senior-level leadership despite rapid growth. A strong and active Field Board with increasing levels of field leadership show progress toward long-term indigenous leadership of a locally owned community development movement.”