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 […]

8 Important & Powerful Lessons COVID-19 Has Taught Us (So Far)

Ah, the era of COVID-19. A time in our lives we could have never predicted. A crisis that has changed it all. And as we move through this pandemic, we, as resilient and adaptable beings, have amazing lessons to learn. Here are 8 things we’ve learned from the coronavirus pandemic, and how we can use […]

6 Amazing Ways Funeral Homes Are Responding to COVID-19

With all of the strict safety regulations and social distancing, how can we still honor our loved ones properly? This is a question many funeral homes are asking themselves, faced with the challenge of forced innovation. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has its negative traits and unfortunate implications, we like to see the silver lining in […]

How To Help Your Families Celebrate Life During the COVID-19 Crisis

It’s no secret that coronavirus has affected every single person on the planet in some way. And of course, this brings with it an incredible number of challenges. But, the challenge that keeps me up at night is this: How can we, as a profession, provide the same level of support to those who lose […]

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, […]

Some Of The Most Radical (And Exciting) Disposition Methods In 2020

Traditional burial, or cremation? In 2020, that is not the question. In the modern day realm of funerals, we think in the near future,  families will prefer neither.  There are growing concerns around the environmental impact of cremation, and countries around the world running out of land to bury their dead.  With that, many entrepreneurs […]

Caitlin Doughty Takes Us On A Journey Into Death Trends Around The World

  What would it look like to completely re-imagine the way we store our beloved departed? Instead of reinventing the wheel, Caitilin Doughty, founder of The Order Of The Good Death and the catalyst of the death positive movement phenomenon, suggests we take a look at how other countries around the world are already doing […]

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 […]

2020 Is Here, What Does That Mean For The Funeral Profession?

2019 was a big year for the funeral profession. And 2020? Well, so far, we think it might even be bigger! The future of funerals is well on its way, and 2019 helped us prepare for that. And the smartest people of our time always tell us that we can learn future lessons by remembering […]

What Your Client Families Expect From You in 2020

We all like to think that we provide high quality, unique services for our families.  But is that what someone will really experience when they walk in your door? Georganne Bender and Rich Kizer are cultural anthropologists that specialize in consumer interests. One of the many aspects of their business has been blind shopping at […]