5 Tips For Integrating the Future of Funerals Into Your Funeral Business

I know you’ve heard it all before. The “old way” of doing business in the funeral profession is dying (pun intended). And in fact, the “new way” is already here. It’s happening. And it seems to be picking up momentum.  There are plenty of folks in the funeral profession reading this blog right now that […]

6 Words Every Funeral Director Should Remove From Their Vocabulary Today

As a funeral professional, you spend most of your time speaking with people.  Families, florists, co-workers, nurses, banks… the list goes on. And believe it or not, the words you choose to say have immense power. One tiny word in a sentence can change the whole attitude around a situation. In this business, it’s all […]

What Your Halloween Costume Says About Your Funeral Directing Style

Halloween is that time of the year we often find ourselves finding a costume to wear for a party, gathering, or work. And as silly as we might think it is, your Halloween costume has the potential to say more about you than you think.  In fact, according to Psychology Today: “Costumes are communication devices. […]

17 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of NFDA 2019

Our favorite time of the year has arrived… NFDA! NFDA is almost always a very exciting and inspiring time personally and professionally. With dozens of workshops, new friends, new professional connections, and not to mention tons of free swag, how can you go wrong?!  The funeralOne team has been attending NFDA for over a decade […]

10 Easy Ways To Increase Your Revenue With Your Funeral Home Website

Are you leaving money on the table? This is a touchy and powerful question, for two reasons. One, we know you’re not in it for the money. And two, no one likes to hear their leaving money on the table! But… it’s good to bring your awareness to the aspects of your funeral home or […]

How to Empower the Funeral Directors of the Future

No matter what business you’re in, or how large or small the business is, a few core business principles will always apply.  Tim Bridgers’ engaging talk at ICCFA earlier this year was all about empowering employees to increase profitability through workplace satisfaction. But how do you empower your funeral home employees… the same people who […]

8 Ideas To Borrow From The Phenomenon of the “Death Cafe” At Your Funeral Home

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!  That’s the idea behind Death Cafe, a safe space for people to gather, talk about death and find community with a side of cake. You can get a better idea of their mission in this video celebrating their recent 8th birthday: As the death positive movement […]

Avoid These 15 Mistakes When Planning Your Next Personalized Funeral Service

Planning a personalized funeral isn’t always the easiest play in the book.  One of those reasons is because personalization means totally different things to both families and funeral directors alike. What makes one family’s heart sing, could be completely off base for a different one.  So how do you offer services that truly resonate, while […]

A New Way to Communicate With Families Through Grief & Tragedy

Mindy Corporon’s life dramatically changed in 2014 when her father and son were murdered in a hate crime.  Mindy’s life has been marked by grief, trauma, and tragedy.  Rather than allowing her life experience to hinder her, Mindy has used her experience to become the founder of the Faith Always Wins Foundation. Mindy drew from […]

15 Facts On Funeral Personalization We Bet You Didn’t Know

Personalized funerals are the way of the future, there is no denying that.  Sometimes it can be hard to know what direction to go with personalization, or exactly how to make an impact with the client families of today in a way that’s meaningful for them. Thankfully we have a big cup of clarity for […]