TreeHouse appreciates that our finances are made possible by the generosity and trust of our donors and partners. Therefore, we have a stewardship responsibility to wisely and transparently invest these funds back into the mission and ministry of TreeHouse using sound financial practices.
2016 community impact report
Sources of Revenues – FY16
Allocation of Expenses – fy16
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (EFCA)
TreeHouse has been a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1988. ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public's trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability and transparency, integrity in fund-raising, board governance, and proper use of charity resources.
Charities Review Council
TreeHouse has been reviewed by the Charities Review Council and is proud to have met its Accountability Standards. The review examines four critical areas - public disclosure, governance, financial activity and fund-raising - and provides nonprofit organizations such as TreeHouse the opportunity to demonstrate accountability and transparency to those who support them. The Charities Review Council helps donors make informed giving choices by providing tools and information about charities. To read our charity review report, visit the Charities Review Council at SmartGivers.org.
Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM)
TreeHouse has been named a Dedicated Partner of The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM). MPM Quality Partners are mentoring programs that have demonstrated their commitment to quality program practices by completing the Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP). To become a Dedicated Partner, a program must:
1. Complete the online QMAP asessment,
2. Participate in a review with MPM staff to create a 12-month Improvement & Innovation Plan,
3. And return a signed Statement of Accuracy to MPM.
Completing the QMAP comes with a natural set of benefits. It validates existing program quality and pinpoints areas for improvement. Because of the way it helps programs follow best practices, QMAP ultimately advances the mentoring field, ensuring safe, positive experiences for youth and volunteers.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is a statewide association of nonprofits that informs, promotes, connects, and strengthens individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. As a member of MCN, TreeHouse has access to multiple cost-saving benefits, including two free resource publication, discounts at all MCN events, trainings and conferences, and access to special discounts with participating businesses. TreeHouse is also part of the collective public policy work that MCN does on behalf of nonprofits, such as the charitable tax exemption campaign and raising the audit threshold for nonprofits.
Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA)
Christian Leadership Alliance is the nation's leading resource for enhancing the organizational effectiveness of churches and para-church ministries. CLA seeks to build the body of Christ by building people, and thus, enhancing the effectiveness of Christian organizations. CLA provides resources and experiences relative to TreeHouse's Christian context and organizational priorities, allowing TreeHouse to focus more of our attention on our mission. One benefit of CLA membership is access to The Engstrom Institute. The Institute's purpose is to assist para-church ministries in becoming more effective as organizations by providing top-quality resources to empower its users to improve their governance, leadership, and management.