We're asking

Dale Carnegie said, “91% will give referrals if asked; only 11% ask.” So, we are asking. We are asking you, our member, to help OGR grow by spreading the word to other funeral directors about all the good things going on at OGR. We hope you have been taking advantage of your member benefits. If not, we need to talk. Just give us a call and we will match you with the programs that best fit your needs. 

The addition of new staff members has brought new ideas and approaches in ways to offer you programs that fit your busy schedule. Through our Learning Library, educational programs are now available 24/7 for you and your entire staff. Virtual conferences have allowed members to network without leaving home. Our member-hosted podcast series is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon / Audible so you can listen during your morning run (or coffee run!).

The only thing that has and will never change is the dedication OGR has to you, the independent funeral director. Everything we do is focused on finding ways to support you and your funeral home so you can grow both professionally and financially. You support the mission of OGR through your membership; now we humbly ask you to share us with those you know.

Best of all, as OGR grows you benefit as well. New members mean more peers who can join in study groups, roundtables and networking events. New members mean more attendees at conferences, both in-person and virtual, leading to more robust discussions. New members mean the opportunity for new friendships being formed.

Please keep OGR top-of-mind when you are at your state funeral directors association meetings or at NFDA’s convention in Nashville. We will happily provide you with business cards you can hand out so they know who to contact at OGR for more information. If you open the door, we promise to follow-up. Mark Zuckerberg said, “People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.”

This message was originally published in the Fall 2021 issue of The Independent® magazineClick here to read the entire issue.

Serving as OGR’s member resources director, Grief Support program facilitator and supply partner liaison, Nancy brings her years of experience working in the funeral industry to our members. A national speaker and trainer with certifications as a Grief Services Provider, Funeral Celebrant, Soul Injury Ambassador and Laughter Leader, Nancy is uniquely qualified to bring new perspectives into how to best meet the needs of the families you serve. You can reach Nancy at (512) 334-5504, ext. 304 or [email protected]

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