Gather Blog

What Is the Future of Live Streaming?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most funeral homes adopted "temporary" technology solutions to pivot their operations and creatively solve for new challenges. For many, this included the ability to offer families a live streaming solution. Now, as we begin to realize a new normal many funeral home owners and funeral directors are left wondering what the future holds for live streaming. 

Read More
Gather Abstract Cloud

The Benefits of Gather's Cloud-Based Software


Greetings - I’m Paul, the Chief Technology Officer here at Gather. I’ve been building software systems for more than twenty years across a variety of industries from finance to marketing technology, manufacturing, and more.

I’ve never been involved in a project as exciting or as personally fulfilling as Gather. We’re proud of the software development team we’ve assembled here in Boise, Idaho. Our team members come from a variety of diverse backgrounds including industrial automation, data center and physical security, and microprocessor manufacturing - we even have an ex-Disney animator on the team.

Read More
Old photo collection

A Brief History of Funeral Directors

For as long as history has been recorded members of a society have always cared for their dead. As we travel through time from the first embalmers of Egypt, to medieval undertakers, to 19th century funerals and the rise of modern embalming during the American Civil War, explore a brief history of funeral directors from the ancient world to today.

Read More

Trends to Watch in 2021: The Future of Funeral Home Software

The world of death care is changing — often in ways funeral directors and death care professionals are struggling to prepare for. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and has brought unprecedented shifts in daily life, physical and mental health, and business practices. The funeral industry is no exception to this trend, with rolling waves of mass closures and gathering limitations, funeral homes have needed to rethink the way they support their families in this new world. 

Read More

Integrated Live Streaming and 8 Other Must Haves

This post is the second of two covering what funeral home software must look like and do in the future. These two posts are the result of dozens of interviews with funeral directors over a multi-year period, delving into identifying trends and defining key pain points. In this, we have found that three broad categories of needs emerge.

Read More