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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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