memorial day

6 Ways To Help Families Honor Loved Ones This Memorial Day

Surrounding our line of work is this idea that funeral professionals somehow become desensitized to death and tragedy. Because at the crux of what we do each day is death, grief and memorializing lost loved ones, it’s not hard for outsiders to assume that we are, in a sense, numb to it all—that we’re not […]

social media

4 Powerful Social Media Apps Your Funeral Home Isn’t Using (But Your Families Are)

There’s a reason it seems like everyone and their dog is on Facebook: They are. More than (ready for this?) 1.5 billion people use Facebook daily. Social media is responsible for connecting people all over the world who otherwise would have no method of communication with one another, however passive that communication may seem. Utilizing […]

video

4 Of The Most Amazing Ways Video Can Be Used By Funeral Homes

The funeral profession has seen its fair share of innovations over the last decade. Not too long ago, our families would learn about their loved one’s passing through newspaper clippings or a phone call from a family member. But now, it’s not uncommon for many family members and friends to learn about a loved one’s […]

business

The Business of Doing Business, According To The Funeral Commander

This article is going to be different from the typical posts you will find here. I’m not going to discuss how to attract baby boomers, create a more meaningful funeral, why you should serve cucumber water at visitations, create memorial videos reminiscent of the Harry Potter series, or the trials and tribulations of the funeral […]

green burials

5 Common Myths That Families (& Funeral Pros) Have About Green Burials

  I’ve heard just about every myth and misconception about green burial that you can think of. For example, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “Doesn’t green burial pollute the groundwater?” or, “Isn’t there some state law against that?” But our families aren’t the only ones who are sometimes in the […]

online memorials

3 Times Social Memorials Took Healing To The Next Level

Our world is more connected today than we’ve ever been before, thanks to the internet and social media. In fact, there seems to be a social media app for just about everything these days that helps instantly connect us with friends and family all over the world. While just 15 years ago it may have […]

funeral director

10 Things To Remember If You Love A Funeral Professional

Advertising executives, teachers, and doctors kind of have it made… at least in one regard. Most of the time when you flip on a TV drama, the main characters work in one of these professions. Now we all know a regular day on Grey’s Anatomy isn’t exactly an accurate depiction of a doctor’s workday, but […]

funeral business

3 Things That Should Drive Your Funeral Home (& Everything You Do)

This month, the funeralOne team was in New Orleans for ICCFA 2016! Throughout the 4 days of this exciting funeral conference, some of the most innovative people in our profession gathered together to share their views on the future of funerals. Unable to make it to ICCFA 2016? You’re in luck – we’re sharing some […]

kids funeral directors

5 Reasons Why Kids Should Grow Up To Be Funeral Directors

Firefighter, president of the universe, pizza maker, astronaut—all common answers from kids when they’re asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And they’re all good ones, but we happen to think there’s another great answer missing from the list: funeral director. Okay, so we can admit that not a lot of […]

funerals

How To Make Your Funeral Home Win Big (Live From ICCFA)

Last week, the funeralOne team was in New Orleans for ICCFA 2016! Throughout the 4 days of this exciting funeral conference, some of the most innovative people in our profession gathered together to share their views on the future of funerals. (Including our own CEO, Joe Joachim – stay tuned for our recap of his […]