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Bob Shelby: A Lifetime of Service in Funeral Care and Community Dedication

OGR Emeritus member, Bob Shelby, celebrated his 95th birthday on February 4. Throughout most of his life he has been involved in the funeral service. While some things have changed over time, there are some absolutes that remain consistent, and one of those is his love of serving the people in his community of Covington, Indiana. 

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Announcing Speakers for the 2024 OGR Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia

The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is thrilled to unveil the distinguished lineup of speakers for its 2024 Annual Conference, set to take place from May 7-9th at the historic DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.  Among the esteemed speakers are industry leaders and experts who will offer valuable insights, expertise and successful strategies to help attendees grow their businesses. The speakers include:

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OGR Board Spotlight: S. Chase Lewis

 

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OGR Board Spotlight: Kim Hunter

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Honing Your Passions and Moving Forward in Your Profession

This year, the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is focusing its podcast series on “The Changing Consumer,” — exploring consumer needs in deathcare and how they have shifted in recent years. How are consumers finding and choosing their funeral homes? What services are they looking for? Which aspects of the funeral are most important to them? The 2023 season investigates questions such as these to provide insight into modern consumers. 

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OGR Wins Award for Grief Support Program

OGR Wins Award for Grief Support Program
The Indiana Society of Association Executives recognized the association for its membership program. 

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OGR Board Spotlight: Peter Urban, Jr.

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OGR Board Spotlight: Geri Oliverie

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OGR Board Spotlight: Jamie Wieting

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2024 OGR Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program: What You Need to Know

The application window is NOW OPEN for the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) Award of Excellence Scholarship Program. What is this program and how can you get involved? Here is everything you need to know: 

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Using Social Media to Engage Your Families

This year, the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is focusing its podcast series on “The Changing Consumer,” — exploring consumer needs in deathcare and how they have shifted in recent years. How are consumers finding and choosing their funeral homes? What services are they looking for? Which aspects of the funeral are most important to them? The 2023 season investigates questions such as these to provide insight into modern consumers  

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The International Order of the Golden Rule Partners With Four New Endorsed Suppliers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Danielle Groves, OGR
Phone: (512) 334-5504 ext. 345
Email: [email protected]


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GPLs - Getting pricing information into the hands of the consumer

The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) hosts a Virtual Roundtable series for members to connect and share their expertise, ideas and questions around common challenges facing the funeral profession. The June 2023 roundtable discussion centered around service pricing and how to best get that information to consumers. Topics included how to present pricing information, training staff to discuss pricing and what to be aware of regarding Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pricing regulations. Key points of discussion include: 

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Combating Compassion and Change Fatigue

This year, the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is focusing its podcast series on “The Changing Consumer, — exploring consumer needs in deathcare and how they have shifted in recent years. How are consumers finding and choosing their funeral homes? What services are they looking for? Which aspects of the funeral are most important to them? The 2023 season investigates questions such as these to provide insight into modern consumers.  

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Thinking Outside the Box

This year, the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is focusing its podcast series on “The Changing Consumer, exploring consumer needs in deathcare and how they have shifted in recent years. How are consumers finding and choosing their funeral homes? What services are they looking for? Which aspects of the funeral are most important to them? The 2023 season investigates questions such as these to provide insight into modern consumers. 

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Cremation Preferences and Trends

This year, the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is focusing its podcast series on “The Changing Consumer, exploring consumer needs in deathcare and how they have shifted in recent years. How are consumers finding and choosing their funeral homes? What services are they looking for? Which aspects of the funeral are most important to them? The 2023 season investigates questions such as these to provide insight into modern consumers.  

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