Saturday, October 23, 2021

MKJ Marketing’s 2022 Scheduled Seminars

Every year, funeral home, cremation, and cemetery professionals look forward to MKJ Marketing seminars, knowing they will address the most pressing issues the industry is facing while offering accommodations in locations that foster imagination, collaboration, and inspiration. 2022 will be no exception.

I Applied to the FEMA COVID Funeral Assistance Program: Here’s What I Learned

I was able to apply as a “co-applicant” on behalf of several clients who had suffered a loss due to COVID and below is a synopsis of my experience so you can know what to expect in the process of applying and timeline for receiving a check.

Solving One Company’s Black Box Problem with Hydroponic Gardening

Parting Stone has been left with over 1,500 temporary cremation containers no longer needed by families. Enter a surprising solution to the company’s black box problem: hydroponic gardening.

Forecasting Your Firm’s Future Volume and Staffing Needs

As many funeral businesses learned during the pandemic, volume can be so great that it overwhelms staff, which can increase cremation and diminish the average sale.

Depictions of Death: What the Funeral Profession Can Learn from Death in Pop Culture

The deathcare profession can learn some helpful lessons by looking at depictions of death in pop culture, understanding how collective expressions of grief can be helpful to the bereaved that we serve, and how the general public is exposed to our profession.

Funeral Service Foundation Opens Applications for Academic, Professional Women’s Conference and Career Development Scholarships

The Funeral Service Foundation is now accepting online applications for academic scholarships, Professional Women’s Conference scholarships, and Career Development scholarships.

Bracing for the End: How Death Doulas Make All the Difference

A relatively new option for the dying and their family members, death doulas provide non-medical emotional support and assist in navigating the end-of-life process. They advocate for the wishes and final preferences of a dying person while serving as a calming presence for loved ones.
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More Than a Cemetery: Interview with Funeral Leader Mitch Rose

This past July, MKJ Marketing’s video production team traveled to Woodlawn Cemetery for a multi-day shoot, which is when MKJ President Marilyn Jones Gould spoke with Woodlawn President & CEO Mitch Rose about his keys to success as a leader.

Let the Law Protect You

When it rains, you want an umbrella. Luckily, every one of you has an umbrella to protect your firm.

How Creating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Funeral Home Helps Staff, Families, and Business

Creating an open, supportive, and safe work environment for all employees is important in any professional field, and research shows that failing to do so for LGBTQIA+ professionals can have negative repercussions for businesses.