What You Can Do to Help a Community in Mourning

August 09, 2018

On June 24, 2009, Ed Thomas was in the weight room at Aplington-Parkersburg High School, coaching the school’s football team through their summer weight training program. A little before 8 a.m., a former player...

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The Stories Behind Famous Memorial and Funeral Songs

July 27, 2018 Funeral Industry Trends

Funeral services and celebration of life events are often marked with special music to remember a loved one who has passed away. These songs often have special meaning to the family and friends who were left behind,...

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Creating an Exceptional Online Customer Service Experience in a Funeral Home

July 19, 2018 Funeral Home Customer Service, Funeral Home Social Media

Most customers can control their daily lives in the palms of their hands. Smartphones and tablets have created a new, customer-centric way to solve problems. We are no longer required to pick up the phone and speak...

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4 Ways Pre-need Can Help Your At-Need Business

July 12, 2018 Pre-need Funeral Planning, Funeral Home Business

We already know that a robust pre-need program is a valuable part of any funeral business. Not only does is help ensure the long-term security of your firm, but it also provides a service that families really want...

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Can You Doodle Your Way to Productivity?

July 05, 2018 Funeral Directors, Funeral Home Workplace, Finding Resilience

Note: This post is presented as part of Finding Resilience, a burnout prevention program for funeral professionals. To learn more about this program and sign up for free resources, click here.

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Understanding Characteristics of Pre-need Policy Owners [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 28, 2018 Pre-need Funeral Planning

Frequently gathering and reviewing data is essential to help you understand what your potential client families need (and expect) from your firm. Gaining a big-picture perspective on the overall market can be a...

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The Importance of Funeral Home Leadership and Community Service

June 21, 2018 Funeral Home Marketing, Funeral Home Business

CEOs from around central Iowa gathered in May 2018 for the first CEO Build for Habitat for Humanity.

Last month, Homesteaders partnered with the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity for an event that brought...

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7 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day without Dad

June 14, 2018 Grief, Featured

The first time I experienced the death of a loved one was only a few years ago when my grandfather passed away. It wasn’t sudden by any means, so my family had a little time to come to terms with the idea. I’m a...

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3 Easy Steps to Combating Facebook’s Algorithm Changes

June 07, 2018 Funeral Home Social Media

Facebook is fundamentally changing. Starting earlier this year, the platform started putting more emphasis on showing you content created by your Facebook friends instead of posts from business you follow. This move...

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[New Research] 5 Things to Know About People who Make Advance Funeral Plans

May 31, 2018 Pre-need Funeral Planning

For more than a decade, the Pre-need Motivators report has provided exclusive insights about the motivations and experiences of people who make advance funeral plans. The newly released fifth edition, which you can ...

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