I evaluated GFA's leadership, strategy, finances, and impact as a philanthropic advisor to wealthy Christians in 2010. After comparing 7 church-planting ministries in India, GFA came out on the bottom for many reasons, starting with no internal accountability. Our philanthropic advisory firm Excellence in Giving has directed all philanthropy clients away from GFA since our first evaluation of their work.
GFA Lawsuit is an Indictment Against ECFA
For the past decade, GFA has had serious organizational problems. But they proudly displayed the ECFA seal up until last year. ECFA missed the issues at GFA for years because their seal of approval is virtually worthless for an international ministry. How can I make such a bold statement when ECFA discovered GFA's financial mismanagement in 2015 and revoked their membership before the lawsuit? Let me explain what ECFA does and does not check when they sell their seal to a ministry.