In responding to your classmates’ posts, offer an assessment of their recommendations and make an argument for at least one different recommendation. Be sure to offer an explanation for your alternative recommendation.

Post #1

Nathalie Bravo Batista posted Apr 23, 2021 2:36 PMSubscribe

Hello all!

The organization I decided to do my analysis report on was Bridge to recovery. The organization Bridge to Recovery is a clinical addiction center with a Christian emphasis. The organization offers a comfortable environment, while combining clinical treatment and spiritual renewal. Bridge to Recovery claims that for complete recovery there must be a blend of healing process of the mind, the body and the spirit. The organization in proud of their evidence-based interventions and widely used clinical approached utilized for the safe recovery of their patients. Also, the Bridge to Recovery facilities count with licensed/certified counselors, and ordained Pastors who lead clients through powerful and life changing transformations by relying on the Bible for Spiritual guidance, clinical intervention, and community-based support. The standard treatment for individuals admitted in the facilities is a 30-day residential alcohol and drug program, complimented by personal and spiritual interventions for adult men and women. (Bridge to recovery, n.d.)

Recent trends in economy, technology, and communications can affect the decisions nonprofits make and their effective sustainable status. Nonprofit organizations must keep up with trends in order to be able to make decisions and plan for future changes. There are three important trends nonprofit organizations must keep an eye on constantly and they will continue to be: “limited resources, increase demands on nonprofits according to their services, and constant growing awareness that these organizations must be active, vocal advocate for her/his nonprofit’s mission to affect policies in the community, and at a national level” (National Council of Nonprofits, 2020). Additionally, another trend in economic and legislative changes nonprofit organizations are being affected by is the Johnson Amendment which is the provision of federal tax law that protects charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations from demands from politicians and others for endorsements and other support (National Council of Nonprofits, 2020). If anti-Johnson Amendment are enacted in the future, then provisions would politicize charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations (National Council of Nonprofits, 2020). If these proposals are approved, there will be a movement of new sham organizations, divert contributions, and discreditation to these organizations (National Council of Nonprofits, 2020). Organizations that abide by these new changes can be affected positively and negatively, as they can decide whether to be endorsed or not by political or other organizations which will result in the gain or loss of donations for their services. These organizations can prepare for future legislative changes by researching and staying on the loop with all new changes and prepare beforehand for their benefit.

Bridge to recovery: About us. (n.d.). The Bridge to Recovery. Retrieved March 12, 2021, from

National Council of Nonprofits. (2020, October 1). Nonprofit Sector Trends.

Post #2

Farrah Garno posted Apr 24, 2021 11:25 AMSubscribe


The enactment of the Affordable Care Act and the increase of Medicaid participants should decrease charitable care and bad debt.  However, there still may be payment balances due.  Medical debt is a significant cause of financial strain for many people and can cause patients and their families to file bankruptcy or use up their retirement savings. Medical bills that appear on a credit report will stay there for up to seven years (Credit Karma, n.d.)

To aid in the recouping of these balances, Covenant Healthcare could re-evaluate its financial assistance policy.  This policy is offered to a patient who qualifies based on their inability to pay following U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines (Covenant HealthCare, n.d.).  Adjusting the financial assistant policy to help accommodate patients and will help bring in revenue that otherwise would turn into bad debt.  The adjustment of this policy will not only include those patients who are not uninsured or underinsured but those who may have been laid off or having financial difficulty.  Illnesses do not pause until you can pay.  This revised policy can reduce the number of accounts sent to collections and enable patients to maintain good credit.

Maintaining an excellent financial relationship with patients will improve their overall satisfaction with the organization.   Having the compassion and ability to support patients through their financial situation will help in revenue return. It will also help aid the patient in their recovery process by not dealing with financial stress.  They would be able to focus on treatment and recovery.


Credit Karma. Free Credit Score & Free Credit Reports With Monitoring | Credit Karma. (n.d.).

Covenant HealthCare.