11 Ways A Pandemic Changed Funerals Forever

What happens when a pandemic hits, and everything turns to chaos? Lessons are learned.  Innovations are made.  Evolution becomes a necessity. Whether you like it or not, this pandemic probably taught you a lot. You might feel bitter about these lessons. They might sting a little. But gosh darn it, you learned them. We, as […]

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 […]

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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 […]

7 Leadership Modes to Embrace During the COVID-19 Recovery

This is a time of the greatest change our society has seen in a long time. And you’re a part of it… As a matter of fact, you’re SHAPING it, funeral professional. How are you planning on showing up in the wake of a new normal, a new way? Here are 7 traits to adopt […]

What If Women Ran The Funeral Profession? 10 Predictions Made

Through the early Victorian era, caring for the dead was very much a role set aside for women… especially in the United States. Back then, death was something that took place in the home. Preparing a body for a burial was a matter the family took into their own hands. As many of you know, […]

5 Challenges Turned Into Affirmations For The Modern Funeral Director

With the personal development industry exploding over the last few years, I’m sure you’ve heard the word “affirmations” before. According to the English American Dictionary, to “affirm” is to state that something is true.  Affirmations are a great tool to use when you feel yourself caught in a place of negativity, pessimism, drama, or judgement. […]

Answering the Call To Leadership In The Deathcare Profession

Do you feel the call to be a leader in the death care industry, or within your business? Are you already a leader in this field of work? Believe it or not, the death care profession is full of leaders, and we are all being asked to step more and more into this leadership role […]

Say Hello To The Millennial Funeral Director

They want $100K and a 10-hour work week.  They need to jump up the ladder, not climb it.  And heaven forbid you don’t let them work from home 7 days a week.  Who are we talking about? Millennials. A panel of experts discussing the topic of millennials in the funeral industry at the National Funeral […]

Modern Funerals: 7 Tips On Personalization, Festivalization, & Meaningful Event Design

At funeralOne, we’re on a mission to transform what the world thinks of a funeral. As a profession, our ability to engage with today’s families is directly related to how well we can adjust to changes in customer needs. In order to do this, we must revamp the way funeral services have been held for […]

Why Gratitude Is Good For Your Funeral Business This Thanksgiving

The other day I read an article on Sheldon Yellen, CEO of the property-restoration company BELFOR Holdings, Inc., who writes a birthday card for every single one of his 9,200 employees.  Yep, you read write. Over 9,000 birthday cards a year! Hand written. And upon further digging, we found out that Yellen doesn’t just handwrite […]