Monday, February 26, 2024

CANA: Families Prefer Experience Over Extravagance

Today, it is more important than ever to understand the wishes of the people arranging the funeral and help them plan personalized tributes that honor the life lived.

The Art of Maintaining Discipline in All Aspects of Your Firm

Plans look great on paper because they reflect what we know we should do. Execution can be difficult because “working the plan” demands discipline; sometimes the plan requires us to be leaders, and leading can be hard.
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Harnessing the Long-Lasting Power of Video

We know a video is powerful enough to stand the test of time and has the ability to live on through generations, but how can you utilize this power for your funeral home in a similar and long-lasting way?

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.