Transform Your Funeral Business in 2018 With This Resource

Funeral professionals have a 365-day-a-year job. Taking a vacation is tough. And finding time to focus on productivity? That seems like a pipe dream. Thankfully, you’re not on your own. There are a number of tools out there that will not only help you keep your New Year’s resolutions to get better organized and uncover […]

Your Biggest Funeral Takeaways From 2017… Do They Match Up With Others?

It’s tempting to dedicate the last few weeks of December to New Year’s Resolutions and lining up your goals for the New Year ahead. But there’s one essential step that you can’t skip out on between wrapping up 2017 and kicking off 2018 with a bang… Before you start creating your January productivity checklists and […]

The Funeral Profession’s Top 5 Biggest Challenges

This year at NFDA, we challenged everyone to be the change — starting with what THEY thought was their biggest challenge in funerals. Attendees were asked to drop their ball into the tube that represented their biggest challenge, and these were the results… Now that we’ve identified our biggest pain points, it’s time to stop […]

12 Days of Easy DIYs That Help Families Remember At Christmas

Christmas and remembrance go hand-in-hand. When we talk about the “true reason for the season,” many of these reasons are steeped in holiday remembrance: Family traditions that have carried over generation to generation, stories of holiday pastimes that are told around the fireplace, and even meals and movies shared that carry a special significance. So […]

How Funeral Homes Can Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The statistics that surround breast cancer are startling: – On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes – 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes – Over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive […]

6 Spooky Ways To Spend NFDA 2017 (And Halloween) In Boston

People make a lot of generalizations about those of us who work in the funeral profession… we hang around in graveyards all day, we are fascinated by death, and we all wish we were members of the Adams Family. But apart from that last one that’s just a misconception (for the most part, anyway), death, […]

Suicide Prevention Month: How Funeral Directors Can Be A Vital Lifeline

As someone who has lost family and loved ones to suicide, I know just how shocking and gut-wrenching this kind of loss can be. Not only are you dealing with the unexpected death of someone who is near and dear to you, but you are also left grappling with an endless number of unanswered questions. […]

Shop Local: 3 Ways Funeral Homes Support The Local Community

Small town communities are making a comeback. For the last decade, the local-made, hometown shop owner has been struggling to keep up with the eCommerce giants of the world who enticed shoppers with things like two-day shipping and bottom-dollar prices. (We’re looking at you, Amazon and Walmart.com.) But it seems as though the cracks in […]

The 11 Most Buzz-Worthy Funeral Articles on Buzzfeed EVER

When it comes to going viral on the internet, Buzzfeed knows a thing or two. This popular content website not only serves up trending news stories minute by minute, but they are also a 24/7 machine of churning out addicting, viral, trending content that will have you kissing your productivity goodbye. But while we love […]

6 Classes That Every Funeral Director Should Major In This Year

We are officially one week into the back-to-school season. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “It’s been years since I had a first day of school!” But just because you may have stopped stocking up on September school supplies, or showing up for class with a fresh notebook ready to be filled, that doesn’t mean […]