10 Reasons To Say Thank You To The Funeral Profession’s “Last Responders”

Dear Last Responders of the coronavirus pandemic, I know that you probably haven’t heard the words “thank you” enough. It’s likely that as a Last Responder, you’re often the last one that comes to mind when we think of the heroes of the pandemic. Afterall, you do your work behind-the-scenes, and you don’t make a […]

What Your Funeral Director Wishes They Could Tell You About COVID-19

Oh, to be a funeral director in the face of a pandemic! Although I’m not a funeral director myself, I read about, write about, and chat with funeral directors day in and day out. And if there is one thing I know to be true about funeral directors right now, it’s that they are overwhelmed […]

7 Ways Death Traditions Around The World Have Transformed Amidst A Pandemic

What happens when a death occurs during the largest pandemic the modern world has seen? Even though it feels as if most of our world is on hold, death does not stop for a virus. And neither does grief. So then, traditions must adapt. People must adapt. We must all adapt.  We’ve gathered some examples […]

18 Tips & Resources For Becoming The Virtual Funeral Home Your Families Need

Raise your hand if you have recently thought to yourself: Wouldn’t this be a great time to really dedicate time to creating a strong virtual experience for our funeral home? And then did nothing about it. Hand raised?  Good. This guide is for you. The busy, stressed funeral professional who’s looking for solutions to really […]

How To Support a Grieving Friend In A Time of Social Isolation

Do you feel it? Loss is in the air. Grief is prevalent.  With more than 150,000 COVID-19 deaths being reported in the U.S. alone, chances are you’re either dealing directly with loss, or seeing it all around you. And without touch (perhaps the most important needs of humans), it’s hard to try and attempt to […]

‌‌5 Minority Owned Funeral Homes You Should Know About (And Support)

What would you say if I asked to describe your typical funeral director? Would they be male, white, and middle aged? Chances are, your stereotypes of funeral directors would lead you to an image similar to what we just described. Yet, funeral service is changing. And this is to be celebrated. Young folks, women, LBGTQ […]

What Makes a Funeral Home Successful During a Pandemic?

Since 2020 began, a lot has changed (here’s a hilarious review of 2020 in case you need it). The way we communicate, connect, work, socialize, do business, eat… pretty much every aspect of our lives has changed since COVID-19 hit us like a giant curveball.  So that means the ideas around success in the funeral […]

5 Ways To Show Up For Your Families During Times of Disruption

“We could have never seen this coming” said everyone in 2020. “Disruption” is an understatement when it comes to describing 2020 so far. Thankfully, the funeral profession is pretty used to rolling with the punches, but how does that translate into you showing up for your customers during these times when fear and anxiety are […]

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6 Ideas for Tackling Racial Inequality in the Funeral Profession

Racism is one of the many elephants in the rooms in the funeral profession. While we’re already warmed up from all the systemic changes from a global pandemic, why not keep the momentum going? Why not address racism in the funeral profession and commit to a new way of being? Here’s a hint… there isn’t […]

5 Principles to Embrace For a Successful COVID-19 Recovery at your Funeral Home

Between talks of “how much longer?” and “what’s next?” is the idea of a post-pandemic normal.  What that normal will look like, is being created today, here and now…And it all starts with you. That’s right, YOU are creating a new normal for the funeral profession through the messages you share, services you provide and […]