Contributors Crowdfunding Funeral Industry News Social Media is Now Live!

September 26, 2012

Ryan Thogmartin is the CEO of DISRUPT Media | Follower of Christ | Husband | Father | Entrepreneur | Host of #DISRUPTu! and #FUNERALnationtv | Lover of Skittles DISRUPT Media is a social media content agency that focuses on storytelling for funeral companies. We use real stories to build creative strategies that achieve actual business goals. is Now Live! is now LIVE! Launching late Tuesday evening is poised to take the funeral profession to new heights by offering the first and only reward based crowdfunding platform dedicated to the funeral profession.

They define their mission as this:

The mission of is simple: to provide a unique and progressive platform where funeral professionals can collectively pledge funds to back innovative product and business ideas dedicated to the funeral profession.

How does work?

Enter: Sign up is easy, Click the “Get Started” button below, the application process is quick; enter information about your company or concept that will communicate the value of your endeavor. Once your application is approved, publish your page and you are ready to begin crowdfunding.

Engage: Communicate with your fans and friends through integrated social media utilities, tell them what you are doing, how they can help, and drive them to your page.

Cha-Ching: Watch your idea take hold with your fans as your funding totals start to climb.

How to Create a Campaign

How to Back (support) a Campaign


We think is monumental for the funeral profession for a few reasons and hope that you do too.

The power of crowdfunding: This new tool called crowdfunding has been making big waves recently by drastically changing the why startups and established companies purpose and launch new product and business ideas. The reason for crowdfunding’s growing popularity is pretty simple. It is a tool that allows you to tell your product story to a targeted audience and create believers and backers that now share in your idea. This makes something that could have been just a thought or dream become reality.

Transform product funding: We don’t know about you, but we are tired of seeing new companies and product debut at state and national funeral conventions each year only to find they are out of business a short time later because their product wasn’t well received by the profession. Wouldn’t it be great if these companies could create a buying customer base before ever launching? Or if they could test their idea to see if it would be well received by the profession before spending thousands on creating an already dead idea? provides the only platform for funeral professionals and companies test market an idea and raise reward based funding to bring those ideas to market.

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