1. Connection That Make a Difference - OGR connects you to fellow members through our Annual Conference, educational seminars, semi-monthly webinars and member-hosted invitationals. You will have many opportunities to exchange ideas, engage in discussions and discover innovations that will open your mind to new possibilities.

2. Information You Can Trust - We confront issues that affect the independent funeral home. Our flagship magazine, The Independent®, publishes opinion and commentary on what is happening in the funeral industry, articles that can help you make a difference, member news, and more. The Resource Guide, published annually, helps you stay in touch with your OGR network; includes ship-out rates and more.

3. E-Newsletters - The INdependent Insider keeps you informed about professional news.  e-FACTS lets you know how you can maximize your OGR membership.

4. Online Discussion Groups - Connect with colleagues, share great ideas and learn new strategies by joining special interest gropus for online discussions.

5. Families Give Honest Feedback - Our Family Contact program allows you to collect honest feedback from your families. You’ll gain a greater understanding of their needs, recognize ideas for improvement, receive well-deserved appreciation for you and your staff and acquire pre-need planning contacts.

6. Commitment to Excellence through Standards of Ethical Conduct - You join a distinguished community of like-minded professionals who share your passion for quality care and service to families and practice the Standards of Ethical Conduct to provide families with Golden Rule funeral home professionalism — service assured and integrity guaranteed.

7. Group Co-Op Buying - Through our Golden Services Group, members enjoy a broad range of services and products, many at substantial savings. The Aurora program is exceptional and offers significant rebates, discounts and service.

8. - Access information and services with the click of a mouse at Our new site features a funeral home search, social forums and member to member discussions.

9. Most Recommended - Golden Rule funeral homes are among the most-recommended funeral homes, consistently earning a 98 percent to 99 percent rating from families for the past five years. Through their commitment to learning and high professional standards, members demonstrate that families are valued.

10. Recognition & Awards - OGR recognizes individual lifetime achievement, funeral home community service and exemplary serivce to families through several award programs.