Monday, May 16, 2022

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.

Leverage the Power of Video in Digital & Traditional Marketing: MKJ Marketing Offering Seminar...

Nashville, TN — After coping with restrictions and social distancing for over a year, there’s no better time to take a trip to the country music capital of the world.

State-By-State Updates for FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Since April 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has shelled out over $278 million to families for funeral costs related to COVID-19 deaths.

Peer Support Meeting for Funeral Professionals, By Funeral Professionals

Share personal experiences and connect with people who understand what you encounter every day.