Saturday, September 24, 2022

Turning to Tradition: More than a Quarter of Americans Embrace Religion in Post-COVID Funeral...

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to increase the average number of deaths in the United States by 494,000 in 2020 and 445,000 in 2021, according to the 2021 Cremation and Burial Report, released by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

Leader Links: Are Families Returning After Postponing Services?

As we seemingly begin to emerge from the pandemic, some funeral directors are continuing to see cremation spikes, while others aren’t seeing families return for scheduled postponed services. Here’s a roundup of the latest articles focusing on our industry.

How to Explain 3 Disposition Eco-Myths to Your Community

Today our culture is more aware of the extreme climate emergency our planet is facing than ever before, and for good reason. Decades of bad business practices among billion-dollar industries, denial of scientific evidence by lawmakers, and general lack of awareness have pushed the risks of global warming to a breaking point.

Beyond Green: What is Fair Trade and Why Should You Care?

Darren Crouch, Founder and CEO of Passages International, leads a webinar on June 30, 2021 to show how your firm can join this movement and appeal to the growing number of eco-conscious families in your community.

Artist Goes Viral on TikTok for Tributes Featuring Cremated Remains

Federico Portalupi was 13 years into a sales career at the largest mattress company in America when it hit him: He was not living the life he wanted to live.

When Families Say “We’ll Have a Service Later” — How You Can Be the...

You don’t need me to tell you that COVID-19 has forced hundreds of thousands of American families to postpone services for a loved one who died during the pandemic.

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.

Letter from the Editor: Reflections on Losing a Loved One to COVID-19

My family became members of a club that we never wanted to be part of — those mourning the loss of a loved one who died from COVID-19. She became one of the thousands of people who were taken from this earth too soon.

Funeral Directors Nationwide Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Surge

It’s our duty at The Funeral Leader to bring our followers the latest industry news and events. COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, and many professionals in our industry are feeling overwhelmed. Here’s a round-up of recent articles depicting what’s happening across the country.

Leader Links: How Our Industry is Combatting the Surge

As COVID-19 continues to rip through our world, many different regions are experiencing surges in cases, and the trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.