Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences, has announced that with the completion of five acquisitions this year, the company’s ShareLife® offerings are now available to more than 10,000 families nationwide that will be served by a FPG location in the coming year.
In a conversation with a prospective client a few weeks ago, he used the term “puffy” to describe this content. He subscribed to a service that provides these kinds of images for his funeral home Facebook page. He contacted us because, in his experience, this “puffy” content was doing little to draw more people to his page or to increase engagement in any meaningful way.
The funeral profession has changed a lot in the last 10-20 years… statistics show it, and funeral professionals have experienced it first-hand.
The reality is, the funeral industry — once thought completely recession proof — is facing a once-in-a-century shift in business dynamics. In 2015, cremations surpassed burial in the US for the first time ever, and is trending north of 70% by 2030.
The new Certified Pet Crematory Operator Program (CPCO), a collaboration between the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories and the Cremation Association of North America, is designed to ensure that business owners and their employees have the most current crematory operations training available in the market today.
The Order of the Golden Rule Foundation, the charitable arm of The International Oder of the Golden Rule is throwing a party in Philadelphia, Monday evening October 24, 2016 after NFDA’s International Convention & Expo’s opening day.
On this week’s episode we are excited to interview another DISRUPTIVE funeral industry superlative, the Spotlight comes from Michigan…and the WTF that closterphobics will hate! We also discuss the recent changes in New York that removed a ban that prevented funeral homes from serving food.
The state Assembly voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to allow human cemeteries to grant permission for people to be buried with their pet’s cremated remains. The state Senate voted unanimously for the bill in March.
“The cloud” is a metaphor used to refer to how storage, servers, applications and other computing resources no longer need to be on-site, or in a physical location. Cloud technology allows for more “always on” access to networks, because people have the ability to access the cloud, and the information held in the cloud, from any location.
To recognize the achievements of funeral directors from outside of the United States who have fulfilled specific professional development criteria, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has created the International Professional Achievement Certificate program.