Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Pet Loss and COVID: How to Help Families During the Pandemic

While the world is full of “can’ts” right now, there are so many things loving pet parents and pet care professionals CAN be doing. Whether the timing is an end-of-life walk or the death is happening right now, pet parents still desire the experience of knowing they could still have a meaningful end in the loss of a precious and loved pet.

NFDA Policy Board Elects Chris E. Christian and Bea Lewanduski to Serve on Board...

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Policy Board met August 1 and elected Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO, and Beatrice "Bea" Lewanduski, CFSP, to serve as at-large representatives on the association's Board of Directors.

Exploring the Natural Complications of the ‘WHYs’ of Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However,...

Mass Shooting Outside Funeral Home in Chicago; COVID-19 Continues to Take Its Toll

We start off this edition of Leader Links with some tragic news, following a mass shooting outside a funeral home in the South Side of Chicago.

National Alliance for Grieving Children Announces New Board Members

Following a nationwide request for nominations from child bereavement field professionals and an election by the membership of the organization, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) announced that its membership and Board of Directors has elected Catherine Alicia Georges and Jim Price as members of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children.

Honoring Those We Have Lost: Paying Tribute to Funeral Professionals

As our country copes with thousands of tragic deaths during the pandemic, we want to honor the lives of those we have lost within our profession during the past few weeks.

Leader Links: How Our Industry is Handling COVID-19

As we continue to push through the summer months, it appears the pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. Here’s a look at how leaders across the industry are reacting to the latest developments within our industry, including funeral directors, cemeterians, and government agencies.

Funeral Service Foundation’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund Reaches Nearly $500,000 Thanks to $97,500 in...

Major gift support from the Memorial Classic, Matthews International, The Baue Charitable Fund, The McComb Family Foundation, Terrybear Urns & Memorials and John & Barbara Wenig brings the total available to grant to $481,000.

Leader Links: Emerging into a Post-COVID World

As COVID-19 disrupts all aspects of our lives, here’s a roundup of several different interesting and thought-provoking articles covering different aspects of the pandemic.

NFDA Leadership Conference: Inspiring Sessions, Leading Experts, Two Ways to Attend

For the first time, NFDA is giving attendees two ways to attend this dynamic event, offering both in-person and virtual conference options.