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Jessica Short

Jessica started her career in analytics and quickly discovered her love for Marketing. She is thrilled to join Gather where she can use her passion for Marketing to share Gather’s incredible story and help support the remarkable funeral professionals that help so many families. When she isn't planning the next marketing campaign she loves to spend time reading, skiing, golfing, and hiking with her three dogs.

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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