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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Become the One Funeral Home Families Consider for Pre-need Funeral Planning

May 24, 2018 Pre-need Marketing, Funeral Home Marketing, Funeral Home Business

Funeral service professionals are an important part of every community. They perform an integral service that is often not thought of until it’s needed. It’s vital for today’s funeral homes to make themselves known...

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Four Ways to Boost Your Funeral Home Social Media with Facebook Live

May 17, 2018 Funeral Home Social Media

Now a key feature of social media marketing, live video has long since passed the point of being used primarily by large brands. This tool can boost brand awareness and preference for local businesses such as funeral...

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7 Ways to Remember a Loved One this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018 Grief, Aftercare

Losing a mother can bring unimaginable grief. When I first sat down to write this blog, there was one story I couldn’t get out of my head. The story is about an Iowa mother who lost a prolonged health battle and...

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Your Mom Was Right: The Benefits of Handwritten Notes

May 03, 2018 Featured, 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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Youth and Funerals: A New Resource for Families

April 26, 2018 Grief, Featured, Funeral Home Customer Service, Funeral Etiquette

A dear friend of mine recently lost her grandmother. The night she died, the family gathered together to prepare for the next morning’s meeting with their funeral service provider. As they sat around the kitchen...

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5 Ways to Make Managing Funeral Home Social Media Easier

April 19, 2018 Funeral Home Social Media

Your firm has a remarkable opportunity – an opportunity to leverage social media marketing to generate leads, build brand awareness and provide unique value to your community by sharing your expertise about funeral...

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