What the Funeral Home of the Future Looks Like

What does the funeral home of the future look like? There are so many schools of thought – some people think funeral homes will be incredibly technologically advanced in the future, while others think funeral homes will go off-grid, or even disappear all together. Whatever your vision is for the funeral home of the future, […]

6 Death Hacks For The Modern Human

We all know we can live well. There are life hacking books, articles, gurus… It’s never ending. But what about dying well? There is a new movement happening in this space, and we are daring to call it “death hacking”. People all over the world are starting to see the opportunities in end of life […]

5 Funeralpreneurs Who Are Changing The Landscape of Funeral Service in 2018

The times, they are changing. And it’s not necessarily funeral homes that are changing the nature of the funeral profession. Rather, it’s individuals, who we are coining “Funeralpreneurs” who are going a bit off the beaten path to forge a new way for the funeral profession. These individuals went against the grain based on their […]

7 Industry Leaders Predict the Future of Funerals

  Everytime the f1 team hits any industry conference or event, we ask leaders we run into the same question: Where do you see the future of funerals going in the next five to 10 years? Why do we ask this? Because we all know that we’re in the middle of a wave of change. […]

How to Make Death & Dying An Inspiring Conversation [Not a Dreadful One]

Do you sense it? A subtle shift. A change of pace. It’s happening – the conversations people are having about death, dying and planning ahead are changing. Even the category “Death & Dying” on the TedX website is growing each year. It’s pretty clear now that the world is ready to change the way we […]

These 7 Funeral Bizs are Creating the Future of Funerals [Part 1]

What drives innovation? For us, when we launched funeralOne into the world, our vision was creating the future of funerals. It’s been the vision that has driven us to where we are, almost two decades after our first days. We love seeing businesses blazing the trail for our collective funeral profession to step up in […]

What Would Funeral Service Look Like If We Weren’t Afraid?

“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid to fail?” This is the most powerful question I’ve ever asked myself on my journey of life thus far. The answers almost always bring me to a heart-thumping, breath-shortening, anxious state. But, let’s be honest, how often do we ask ourselves what we’d do if we weren’t […]

Why Good Funeral Directors Know How To Laugh At Themselves

When you work in the funeral service industry, there are a few traits that make you really good at your job. Some say it’s a service-oriented mindset. Others are just born to be good funeral professionals. A select few are just trying something new, and their sheer curiosity is what drives them into a successful […]

Winners Always Quit (And 6 Other Principles of Funeral Home Success)

Batesville Masters Club member Dave Shank was a Kansas funeral director for nearly two decades, so it comes as no surprise that he has distinct habits and principles that have guided him in his career. At ICCFA, Dave shared with us his favorite guiding principles of excellence, based on the book ‘Winners Always Quit’, by […]

Changing the Cremation Paradigm: Getting Cemeteries Back in the Game

If there’s one trend that has surpassed all others in the death care industry, it’s cremation. This should come as to no shock to you, as a reported 48.5% of families are choosing cremation these days. But what are families doing with their cremated remains? According to Chris Keller, Vice President of Albuquerque-based French Funerals-Cremations […]