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Why Join OGR?




Running a successful funeral home in today’s constantly-changing world requires more than hard work and good intentions. You need the right contacts, a technical edge, sound business advice and credibility.



Reasons to Join

Reasons to join OGR are numerous, ranging from the exclusive customer feedback program to buying power for products and services--from free educational webinars for your entire staff to access to the profession’s most progressive funeral service professionals.

  • Discounts and incentives on products and services
  • Ideas and advice from “movers and shakers” in funeral service
  • Free use of OGR’s exclusive Family Contact Program (customer feedback)
  • Funeral service news and trends to prepare your business for the future
  • Dedicated Member Concierge to help match you with resources
  • Low-cost CEUs for you and your staff members
  • Actionable educational programs
  • Special programs for young funeral professionals

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How OGR Saves You Money

Each OGR member benefit is designed to improve your funeral home operations and create revenue opportunities for your business. On average, OGR firms save more than 7 times their annual dues when they utilize the benefits we offer. Below is a breakdown on the average savings OGR members are able to accrue when they utilize the following 9 benefits alone:

OGR Benefits = Savings!




Over $11,300/yr in savings using these 9 OGR benefits ALONE!


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Products & Services

Access Better Purchasing Power

OGR has partnered with more than 60 suppliers to give you access to everything you need for your business. The variety of products and services that OGR's supplier network offers you includes traditional and modern caskets and urns, financing and investment services, business consulting, embalming and prep room supplies and much more. Below are a list of products and services that OGR suppliers offer discounts for:

Casket and urn buying   leverage

Advertising & marketing

Airlines, transportation & shipping

Architecture & design

Burial vaults

Office & cleaning supplies

Printing & paper products


Website & Internet

Business consulting

Cemetery & funeral home supplies

Computer software &     hardware

Cremation products &     services

Embalming & prep room  supplies

Regulatory compliance



Finance & investing

Furniture & decor

Garments & shrouds

Grief services

Green products

















Member Concierge Service

Can’t find that specialty product? Problems locating a needed service? Our Member Concierge is a member’s best friend and a skillful resource for your business needs. With over 20 years of experience in the death care industry, she can answer your questions and conduct research on your behalf for potential new products or services for your funeral home.


Music License

In partnership with NFDA, OGR offers the lowest music & webcasting licensing fees in the industry, allowing you to keep a song in the heart of your funeral services.

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Education for your Profession

Access Industry Experts

Our meetings are small; our sessions intimate. OGR takes pride in creating learning opportunities for you that are forward thinking and put you in the room with the best and the brightest that your profession has to offer. Not only do OGR education sessions help you connect with those with years of experience, they also give you a chance to learn from each other.

Solve Your Business Problems

Looking for ways to make up revenue regarding cremation services? Unsure about how to simultaneously serve traditional and non-traditional families? Want ideas to attract more customers?  OGR offer workshops and answers to problems such as these. From localized regional workshops to webinars to ideas exchanges at our Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase, our educational opportunities help you work through an issue and succeed while earning continuing education credits.

View a list of OGR's events and educational resources and learn more...


Focus on the Next Generation

OGR wants to support the next generation of funeral professionals by offering two mortuary science scholarships each year made available through OGR’s Foundation. We also host events designed specifically for young professionals. If you or other professional staff at your funeral home is under 40, let us know. We would like to include you in the conversation. Send an email for more information.

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Family Contact Program

Optimize Your Consumer Feedback

The Family Contact Program is a customer feedback program designed to provide you with insight about your funeral home’s services and operations. The program was developed from years of research and analysis with two goals in mind--to capture what is most important to families regarding funeral service and what independent funeral homes need to know in order to further advance their businesses.


Benefits of the Family Contact Program

  • Learn what families thought of your services, ceremony, merchandise, and staff
  • Monitor areas of your funeral home and services that need improvement
  • Recognize employees for superior service
  • Learn if you are meeting expectations on services and merchandise costs
  • Receive suggestions on ways to improve 
  • Ample opportunities to spotlight and market your funeral home service


View the Family Contact Program page and learn more...


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Contact Us!

Become a Golden Rule Funeral Home today! Visit the Member Types/Dues page for more information on all membership types and to apply online or download an application.

Contact the Membership Department at 800-637-8030 or email us at membership@ogr.org.

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