Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Bridging the Gap Between Service and Technology: A Millennial’s Appeal

Choosing a funeral home is just one of many decisions to be made when you lose a loved one, but it may prove to be the most important. Industry insider Chris Yurko shares his experience following the recent death of his mother and appeals to funeral homes to utilize technology as a way to enhance the customer experience.

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.

Funeral Director Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Embalming Initiative in Kenya

The Leader previously interviewed Michigan funeral director Dominick Astorino when he was working to raise $15,000 to travel to Kenya.

CANA Initiates Crucial Conversation Series March 24

Take just one hour out of your workday to connect with colleagues on topics that matter to you. Join the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) for The Art and Science of Cremation: Crucial Conversations Virtual Series.

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.

Join CANA’s FINAL Crucial Conversation on April 14

Pandemic Lessons on Preneed and Aftercare, the fourth and final entry in CANA’s Art and Science of Cremation: Crucial Conversations Virtual Series series, goes live on Wednesday, April 14, at 1 pm CT.
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Announcing The Funeral Leader’s First-Ever Mortuary School Spirit Contest

Current students, alumni, and instructors are all encouraged to join in the fun and #SupportYourMort. And the end of the contest, the mortuary school with the most support will win a $500 scholarship.

6 Easy-to-Use Tech Tools You Can Share With Families

There is no better time to make tasks easier for a family than when they are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are a few examples of websites and apps that your staff can share with the families you serve.

‘Tell Me How to Grieve’: Thoughts on Leaning on Ceremony After a Death During...

Without a funeral, what are the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost or will lose a loved one during the pandemic, regardless of cause of death, supposed to do?

Facebook Updates Aim to Help Users Through Grieving Process

Millions of people turn to Facebook during their most joyous moments – and their most painful. Facebook has added updates to its platform in hopes of offering more support to family members and friends as they grieve the death of a loved one.