Funeral Directors Life Announces All-in-One Marketing Packages

Sponsored AFCCA Supplier Partner Article Funeral Directors Life (FDL) is pleased to introduce its new all-inclusive marketing packages for funeral home clients. These packages offer a range of digital marketing options, including social media management, Google Ads, Facebook ads, YouTube ads, custom video production, customer relationship management (CRM), preneed eCommerce, website management, aftercare, and more.  … Read more

U.S. Cremation Rate Expected to Top 80% by 2045

NFDA’s 2023 Cremation and Burial Report Shows the States in the Western Region of the U.S. are Leading the Pack in Terms of the Highest Cremation Rates in the Country When it comes to cremation, the report reveals Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado have emerged as frontrunners, and by the year 2035 these … Read more

AFCCA Advocacy Updates August 23 – AZDHS Special Licensing

Thursday, August 17, representatives from AFCCA and AZ Capitol Consulting met with Tom Salow (Assistant Director of Licensing), Megan McMinn (Office Chief, Office of Special Licensing), Carly Fleege (Policy Advisor) and Natasha Culbertson at the AZDHS Bureau of Special Licensing. Overall we thought the meeting went well. For those who are not aware, Natasha Culbertson … Read more

AFCCA Supports the Consensual Donation and Research Integrity Act

As you may know, the Consensual Donation and Research Integrity Act, which would bring necessary minimum federal standards to the largely unregulated process of whole body donation, has been reintroduced in the 118th Congress. NFDA’s one-pager one the bill is attached. Read the bill text here:{“search”%3A%5B”HR+4275″%5D} Many times when talking with Congressional offices, they … Read more

2023 AFCCA 13th Annual Conference Recap

Thank you to all who attended and made it the success that it was. This year’s theme was to “Agents of Transformation.” Being an agent of transformation in the deathcare profession is a profound and purposeful role. It is important to understand the significance of guiding and supporting individuals and families through the difficult and … Read more

NFDA Celebrates Members for Excellence in Service to Families and Communities

2023 Pursuit of Excellence Award honorees will be recognized during the NFDA International Convention & Expo The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is delighted to announce the funeral businesses that earned a 2023 Pursuit of Excellence Award. For more than 40 years, NFDA has presented this award to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to … Read more

Contradiction in OSHA’s Crane and Derricks Construction Standard

The National Concrete Burial Vault Association brought to our attention of an error in the online (only) version of the “OSHA’s Crane and Derricks Construction Standard” that states that the movement/placement of burial vaults is a construction activity, when in fact there was a 2013 ruling that placing burial vaults is NOT a construction activity. … Read more

Congress Takes Significant Step to Regulate Body Brokers

The Consensual Donation and Research Integrity Act would protect the dignity of donors and offer peace of mind to families. With the introduction of the Consensual Donation and Research Integrity Act (S. 2191/H.R. 4275), Congress took a vital step toward bringing necessary minimum standards to the largely unregulated process of whole body donation. The National … Read more

Choose Your Own Adventure at the 2023 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Las Vegas

Embalming and slots? Business skills and the great outdoors? Las Vegas is known for having it all and, no matter what your interests, you can choose your own adventure at the 2023 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo. Taking place September 10-13 (one month earlier than usual) in Las Vegas, Nevada, attendees … Read more