Creating a Green Funeral Plan

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Learn how to plan a green funeral your way! We will be discussing everything you will need to know about planning a green funeral. Whether you create a basic funeral plan or want to plan all aspects of your funeral beforehand, we have some great advice and tools to help you start to finish. A Step-By-Step Guide Planning ahead is the best thing anyone can do. Start with some of the basics: will you want to be buried in the ground, cremated, donated to medical science, or a burial at sea. Funeral service options might include a traditional funeral, memorial service, graveside service, or no service at all. You will need to estimate the cost of your funeral. Knowing what is important to you will be key to estimating the final expenses of your green funeral plan. Make sure to share your plan with your loved ones so they know your plan ahead of time. You will want to pick a reliable family member, or friend to be the one responsible for carrying out your green funeral plan. Start with a basic funeral plan and keep it updated as you add details to it over time. Specify as many of the details of your funeral formalities as you wish. This part is optional if you would prefer not to go into as much detail. However keep in mind that this will be helpful for your loved ones who will be making your final arrangements for the funeral. Making the financial arrangements to allow your family to pay for the funeral is probably the most important aspect of the plan. Talking with a burial insurance specialist to help you figure out if you are leaving behind enough money to cover your funeral costs and other final expenses is important. If you … Read More

How Can Software Help You Organise a Better Funeral Fundraising Event

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Planning a fundraiser for your funeral is an admirable undertaking. However, doing so can be rather stressful. Larger events that require a great deal of working with vendors and other service and product providers can be rather exhausting, too, especially if this event is being planned by one or a few people. There are better ways to go about planning these events, though. When it comes to planning a large fundraising event, the best thing to do is to make use of software that can guide the planning process.   Determine Technological Needs First and foremost, the type of access to technology needs to be assessed. This technology can be anything from mobile devices like cell phones and tablets to traditional desktops and laptops. However, accessing as much technology as possible means maximising the ability to plan the next, big event with ease. Some local and state nonprofit associations can provide consultation and referral services of where to gain information on more technology that could be available. A list of these associations can be found on the National Council of Nonprofits‘ website. Clarifying Points of Importance Initially deciding to plan a non-profit fundraising event can be extremely overwhelming. However, what needs to be declared from the beginning of the planning process is to make certain that the reason behind throwing this event is rather clear. Some software programs can help with guidance in figuring out these important parts of the process. Some software options also can provide insight in how to decide what major goals should be for the project. The goals need to be blatantly clear, written out, and should not be altered once the project has begun. Therefore, they need to be logical choices. The software options available today for planning such events means clarifying these goals and … Read More

Planning a Celebration of Life Service

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A Celebration of Life service is a non-traditional ceremony wherein a deceased person’s life and legacy is commemorated. The goal of these gatherings is to put more emphasis on honoring the memory of the deceased instead of mourning their death. Guests attending these events take this time to talk about the memories they had with the person who died. Compared to the more somber and traditional funeral services, Celebration of Life gatherings is more cheerful and optimistic. It is typically held right after the burial or cremation and, depending on the budget and the personality of the deceased, can either be small and intimate or grand. Due to its non-traditional nature, Celebration of Life services are not typically held inside a church or a funeral home but rather at outdoor gardens, rented halls, or even at a close family member’s home. Some services can also be held at specific places which bears significance to the deceased. Unlike traditional funerals, there are no set rules in planning a Celebration of Life service. Unless if your loved one left specific instructions, what you include in your service is completely up to you. You can choose whatever theme you see fit for the occasion. You also have the option to either hire a religious officer to preside the event or you can do it yourself. As previously mentioned, there are no set rules in planning the service, but to give you an idea, here’s what a typical Celebration of Life service includes: Speakers: This includes the host. They can talk about the deceased person’s personality and the fond memories they shared together.   Music: Live or digital music is acceptable and usually it is a genre that the deceased person enjoyed.   Refreshments: Depending on the venue of the service, guests can enjoy … Read More

How to Help a Child Deal with Grief

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Children feel and display grief in different ways depending on their age, environment, and how close they were to the person that died. As adults it is our duty to make sure that our children are properly guided in dealing with grief.

Humanist Funerals: Saying Goodbye without God

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Humanist funerals focus entirely on the deceased person; his life, achievements, and legacy. Now in the secular age, humanist funerals are getting popular as more and more people are abandoning theism.

Cryonics: Facts vs Myths

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Cryonics is met with a lot of skepticism in the mainstream scientific community due to its speculative and controversial nature. And where there is controversy a lot of myths and misconceptions are born.

The Many Forms of Grief

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If you were surprised when you found out that grief, in fact, has many forms, don’t worry, countless others have made the same mistake. Here is a quick and easy guide to the many types of grief.

5 New Trends in the Funeral Industry

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Funeral trends has made a profound impact in all aspects of our lives. Here are five new and rising trends in the funeral industry this 2017.

How Much Does the Average Funeral Cost?

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How much money do you need to prepare for a funeral? Contrary to popular belief, there is actually no fixed, universal fee for funerals. Like all things the cost of funerals can change with time. Depending on what kind and type of funeral you want, overall costs may vary.