Monday, November 30, 2020

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.

5 Ways to Stop Obsessing That Someone Might Die

Editor’s note: Navigating through these unprecedented times has been hard for everyone. Death seems to be everywhere we look these days, making...

10 Ideas Funeral Directors Can Share with Families During COVID-19

More than anyone, those in funeral care understand how beneficial it is to pay tribute when a friend or family member dies. That’s why it’s important to have ideas on hand for families so they can begin the grieving process when normal rituals aren’t possible.

Contributor Shares Insights on Funerals in the UK during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, we heard from a funeral director in the United Kingdom about how the virus is changing services there, along with his thoughts on the role of those in the funeral profession.

Honoring Those We’ve Lost in Our Industry

As our country copes with thousands of tragic deaths during these unprecedented times, we want to pay tribute to those we have lost within the deathcare industry during the past few weeks.

Experts Share Marketing Strategies During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented era for our nation and world. Situations and circumstances are constantly changing, prompting many of us to rethink or change traditional or normal elements of our lives — even the smallest gestures like hugs and handshakes are currently not deemed to be acceptable.

Leader Links: How Our Industry is Coping with the Coronavirus

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different leaders are handling the pandemic.

7 Best Practices for Handling Funeral Home Phone Calls

When trying to identify a person in need of comfort or support, you can rely on these visual cues to help you discern how best to help the person through their grief. When speaking to someone over the phone, however, your capacity for compassion is blindfolded, forcing you to rely on subtle clues to determine the emotional state of the person on the other line.

How ‘Death Tech’ Can Help Funeral Homes Grow

By Leader Contributor Liz Eddy, CEO of Lantern “We need to do something about death.”

Lessons We Can Learn from Memorials for Kobe Bryant

The new year began on a tragic note with the untimely deaths of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, along with seven others, after a helicopter crash.