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OGR welcomes newest Supply Partner - INEX

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2021) – The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, is pleased to welcome INEX as its newest partner.

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'Last responders' brace for surge in COVID-19 deaths across US

Funeral directors across the United States, including Shauna Kjos-Miotke of OGR member firm Fiksdal Funeral Home, discuss the spike in coronavirus-related death cases.

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OGR welcomes newest Supply Partner - Cremations Consulting

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 9, 2020) – The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, is pleased to welcome Cremation Consulting as its newest partner.

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OGR welcomes newest Supply Partner - Veterans Funeral Care

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 7, 2020) – The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, is pleased to welcome Veterans Funeral Care as its newest partner.

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Thumbies and Bass-Mollett announce new partnership

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (October 30, 2020) – Thumbies® Inc., an OGR Endorsed Supplier and creator of one-of-a-kind jewelry and keepsakes worn or carried in memory of a loved one, is pleased to announce a new affiliation with industry-leader Bass-Mollett Publishers. This strategic alliance will allow Bass-Mollett’s team of independent representatives to offer the Thumbies line of jewelry in their portfolio of products, supporting the needs of their funeral partners nationwide.

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International Perspective: OGR international members on COVID-19

OGR asked some of its international members to offer perspective on how the coronavirus pandemic is playing out in their cities and countries.

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OGR responds to COVID-19 pandemic

 

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Funeral directors share weekly updates for navigating COVID-19, Week 7

OGR members continue to meet and share best practices, ask questions and offer support during coronavirus. During OGR’s online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for facing the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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10 freedoms for using ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Funeral directors share weekly updates for navigating COVID-19, Week 6

As the weeks pass by under our “new normal”, OGR members continue to share with one another best practices, questions and support. During OGR’s weekly online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for handling the coronavirus. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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Funeral directors share weekly updates for navigating COVID-19, Week 5

As the weeks pass by under our “new normal”, OGR members continue to share with one another best practices, questions and support. During OGR’s weekly online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for handling the coronavirus. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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Funeral Directors Share Weekly Updates for Navigating COVID-19, Week 4

As the weeks pass by under our “new normal”, OGR members continue to share with one another best practices, questions and support. During OGR’s weekly online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for handling the coronavirus. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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Funeral Directors, We Need You! The Five Pillars of Basic Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Funeral Directors Share Weekly Tips for Navigating COVID-19, Week 3

We continue to see that funeral directors who are members of the Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) are an especially resourceful group. They look at challenges as opportunities to shift business practices to accommodate changing regulations. They find ways to care for families while maintaining safety protocols. They reach out to one another in support and camaraderie.

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Coronavirus Media Interviews: 8 Talking Points for Funeral Directors…

Coronavirus Media Interviews: 8 Talking Points for Funeral Directors, Crematory Staff, Cemetarians, and Other Death-Care Workers
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Funeral Directors Share Weekly Tips for Navigating COVID-19, Week 2

We continue to see that funeral directors who are members of the Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) are an especially resourceful group. They look at challenges as opportunities to shift business practices to accommodate changing regulations. They find ways to care for families while maintaining safety protocols. They reach out to one another in support and camaraderie.

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5 Things You Must Do NOW for Your Business to Survive COVID-19

You may be worried about how this pandemic will affect the finances of your funeral home and what steps you should be taking to address the business impact of COVID-19. Dan Isard of The Foresight Companies discussed these steps in a conversation with OGR on Tuesday, March 31. He shared what funeral directors need to know now to make the best business decisions during this time of economic uncertainty.

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Funeral Directors Share Weekly Tips for Navigating COVID-19

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, funeral directors are continuing to do what they do best; demonstrate compassion and care to the families they serve and find innovative ways to continue to reach their communities. They put themselves at risk every day to fulfill their calling and often go unrecognized.  

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Staying competitive in a cremation market - Q&A

This month, we’ll be featuring a few of the men and women who will be facilitating education sessions at OGR’s 2020 Annual Conference & Solution Center in Asheville, NC at the Omni Grove Park Inn. OGR will be hosting a 3-hour deep dive session on Monday afternoon for those who’d like to explore staying competitive in a cremation market.

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Virtual Grief Support

“Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

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