5 Ways Funeral Service Is Still Behind The Times

Even though we connect digitally in ways our predecessors couldn’t even have imagined, many of our funeral customs still date back centuries. Many of the traditional funeral approaches remain comforting today, yet others are more habit than help and can take away from our truly embracing the funeral ritual as an opportunity to celebrate a […]

7 Funeral Influencers to Watch in 2018

We’re constantly on the lookout for exciting funeral professionals who continue to step into the spotlight and inspire others in our profession.   By innovating the ways they serve their changing families and connect with other funeral professionals, these funeral influencers have become quite successful at what they do. And we’re dedicated to sharing their […]

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 […]


6 Inspiring Moments from NFDA 2017 + Announcing Our Contest Winners!

It never feels like you’re in the “golden age” when you’re in it. At the time, the famous Orson Welles radio shows of the 30s were just the usual nightly programs, and the Space Invaders release of 1978… just another video game. It’s not until you look back on these moments and the impact they […]

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 […]

How 3 Top Funeral Professionals Are Stealing From The Hotel Industry

When you think about it, the funeral profession and the hotel industry have quite a bit in common. Both are full of professionals who’ve dedicated their lives to delivering unforgettable experiences to the customers they serve. Both typically only have one event or one interaction with customers to make a lasting impression. And both have […]

Live from ICCFA 2017: Shaping the Future of Funerals, One Relationship At A Time

This week, the funeralOne team is down in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) conference! Not only is ICCFA one of our favorite events of the year because we get to meet with amazing funeral professionals from all over the world, but it also brings together some of the […]

Guest Post: When Will The Funeral Profession Go The Way Of Uber and Airbnb?

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin Well, Ben, I am uncertain about that these days! While death and taxes are here to stay, how we deal with those two certainties certainly has changed. No longer does it seem strange or uncomfortable to ditch the […]

How 7 Funeral Pros Are Changing What Families Think About Death

Death is not a one-size-fits-all topic… especially when it comes to today’s families. While funeral professionals of the past may have been able to rely on the idea that a funeral was a “necessary tradition,” today’s families simply don’t share those same feelings. In fact, because most generations that are taking over the funeral planning […]

Why Death and Dying Guides Are The Next Big Thing (And Why You Should Care)

It’s gotten to the point where explaining that the funeral industry is changing has become unnecessary… Just look at everything that’s going on; the advent of social media, the rising popularity of cremation, green burials, and so on. Another thing we’re seeing shift? The way that families respond to death. According to Don Morris, M.Ed, […]