The ICCFA is “Breaking Boundaries: Bringing the Profession Together” during its Annual Convention and Exposition April 8-11, 2015, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and The Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.
Batesville’s Education Week: 4 Ways in 4 Days is an innovative approach that includes a series of free 30-minute online webinars funeral professionals can participate in from their homes or offices.
The first-of-its-kind patent pending technology will fulfill a crowdfunding campaign’s financial component by loading funds onto a WeCareCard Prepaid MasterCard rather than the traditional fulfillment method of check, bank account deposit or PayPal.
In my role as a consultant to funeral service I often receive questions that relate to the importance of staff training. I enjoy hosting trainings twice a year that help funeral directors enhance value in the arrangement conference. Below is a recent question I received that speaks to the importance of staff training.
Two Chinese officials bought corpses from grave robbers to meet government cremation quotas, local media reported, as Beijing pushes to enforce its controversial and highly sensitive burial policies.
I have a passion for funeral directors and funeral service – even though I am not a funeral director, I have the utmost respect for you. I have dedicated the last 9 years of my life building a platform and business around helping funeral professionals embrace change and I become very sensitive and overly passionate when I see other companies profiting off funeral directors who don’t know any better – your lack of knowledge becomes your biggest enemy.
The news broke yesterday on Connecting Directors about Genesis Casket Company closing it’s doors. I read comments from various people in the funeral industry touting their opinions regarding the company’s poor leadership and conjecture why the company failed. Let’s take a different view at why a casket company going out of business at this point and time in our history is really bad news especially for the funeral industry.
Annette March-Grier, RN, CFSP (licensed mortician) and Co-Founder and President of Roberta’s House is amongst the prestigious list of 2014 top 10 ‘CNN Heroes. Her notable work to help grieving children, families and adults in underserved areas of Baltimore, and its surrounding counties, cope with tragedy and the loss of someone close is currently being featured on CNN world-wide as one of the people recognized for changing the world.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2014 International Convention & Expo, held October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn., drew 6,296 total attendees and 383 exhibiting companies to an event that continues to open new doors to opportunity for the funeral service community. This is the association’s second highest total attendance in the last 15 years, topped only by the 2011 NFDA Convention held in Chicago, Ill.
If you asked my 8-year-old self what the most romantic film moment in existence was, it’d be any scene with Gomez and Morticia in The Addams Family, disembodied hands down