Use Your Voice! The Best Ways to Stand Up for Yourself and The Funeral Profession

As a funeral professional, chances are you face plenty of misconceptions about who you are and what you do, everyday. You may even feel that you have to defend yourself from time to time. After all, there are the unfortunate few we see in the news that don’t have families’ best interest in mind, and […]

25 Of The Most Amazing Funeral Songs Of All Time To Add To Your Playlist

What’s a great funeral service without music that celebrates the life of a loved one perfectly? We asked funeral directors across the country what their favorite funeral songs are, and the votes are in. Say goodbye to the typical bag pipes you’d hear at a funeral, because these top 25 funeral songs to play at […]

People Buy from People: Why Your Pre-Need Strategy isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

In the funeral profession, it’s easy for us to understand the importance of pre-planning and making your last wishes known… before it’s too late. But most people outside of this “world” of ours have no clue about the importance of pre-planning. The interesting part is, it’s not even that families today don’t want to make […]

28 quotes for funeral professionals to jumpstart 2019

28 Inspirational Quotes for Funeral Professionals to Jumpstart 2019 [FREE PRINTABLE]

Now that the holidays have come to an end and 2019 is officially upon us… it’s time to start thinking about this exciting new year. What do you feel inspired to achieve in 2019? What impact do you want to make with your funeral business? How will you improve your personal life? What about your […]

How End-Of-Life Doulas Can Teach Us A New Way of Dying… And Grieving

There are many similarities between birth and death. Just like birth… death is a deeply personal, emotionally and physically intense journey for the loved one and the family and friends involved. Henry Fersko-Weiss got to thinking about these similarities, and wondered. What if we supported the dying and their families, the same way we support […]

Cemeteries ARE Dying — And Here’s One Cemetery’s Bold Response

Take a long-time funeral director, a cemetery owner and a psychologist who specializes in grief counseling, put them together, and what do you get? An unconventional idea that just might be the future of cemeteries. At this year’s NFDA expo in Salt Lake City, Lynn Gibson and Jason Troyer of Grandview Cemetery hosted a seminar […]

A Return Home: How Funeral Homes Can Support Home Funerals

As a funeral director, your business has likely been set up around the concept of a traditional funeral. But did you know that fewer than ⅓ of Americans are interested in a traditional full-service funeral with embalming and burial? That means for every 3 people who walk in your funeral home, only ONE of them […]

How Having “The Talk of a Lifetime” is Taking Funeral Planning to the Next Level

For the founders of The Talk of a Lifetime (TTL), it was becoming more and more evident that people were just not that into funerals anymore. The TTL council wanted to tap into this growing demographic  – the “I don’t want anyone to make a fuss when I die” group of people, who obviously could […]

7 Easy Ways to Increase Family Satisfaction At Your Funeral Home

Family satisfaction is at the heart of any successful funeral home. Happy customers = a thriving funeral business. It’s a really simple idea, and yet it can be easy to overlook the details of family satisfaction. When things get busy, things can easily go into auto pilot in the family satisfaction department. As easy it […]

5 Huge Conversations Funeral Service Is Missing Out On [And How to Join Them]

If you take a good look around, you’ll find that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of buzz worthy conversations happening about death… right now. Death has become a bigger topic in the media than we expected it to be over the last couple of years. This is GREAT news for our profession. But for […]