Email Us: info@ncfda.org
Members Only Join Us
Contact NCFDA 800.616.2332 Like us on Facebook

Education. Communication. Tradition.

The Talk of a Lifetime



Latest News

Posted on 07/2/14 1:37 PM

Increase your exposure on the web by advertising with us!


The ads to the left are available for $100 a month or $1,000 for 12 months for an ad the size of 127 pixels x 127 pixels. Send us your ad copy and the LINK that you would like people to visit when your ad is clicked. You may change your ad/and or link at any time during your contract period. Website Advertising Contract. Email new adds to tom@ncfda.org
Rate of Cremation Continues to Increase
Posted on 07/23/15 12:16 PM
Rate of Cremation Continues to Increase; Cremation Projected to Surpass Burial in 2015

Brookfield, Wis. – The national rate of cremation is projected to surpass that of burial in 2015 according to a report released today by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The 2015 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics and Projections features statistics and in-depth analysis of consumer attitudes toward cremation.
According to the 2013 final data in the report, the rate of cremation was 45.4 percent and the rate of burial was 48.7 percent. By the end of 2015, the rates of cremation and burial are projected to be 48.5 percent and 45.6 percent respectively. Should the 2015 projections bear out, the cremation rate will have increased by more than 50 percent over the last 10 years.

graph

• There are many reasons why consumers choose cremation, including cost considerations, environmental concerns, fewer religious prohibitions, and changing consumer preferences, such as a desire for less ritualized funerals.
• The majority of families who choose cremation also commemorate their loved one’s life: 28 percent choose to have a funeral with viewing before cremation and 37 percent have a memorial service after.
• When talking about their own funerals, more than one-half of adults 40 and older would encourage their loved ones to plan a funeral or memorial ceremony. Only 17 percent of adults would discourage their loved ones from commemorating their life.

The state and national death, cremation and burial projections contained in the 2015 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report were compiled with the assistance of experts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Applied Population Laboratory Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Other findings presented in this report are from proprietary NFDA research studies, such as the 2015 Consumer Awareness & Preferences Study and 2015 NFDA General Price List Survey.
Membership Applications
Posted on 06/18/15 5:24 PM
Membership Applications have been sent out and at this time we have had a great response. If you have any questions regarding your Membership Application, please call (919) 876-7886 and we will be happy to assist you. Just a reminder, renewals for the 2015-2016 year are due by June 30, 2015. We have reduced rates by not charging a dollar per death certificate fee and dues may be paid annually or semi-annually.

 

 

 
Convention Photos
Posted on 06/4/15 6:41 PM
DSC_0383 DSC_0378 DSC_0335 DSC_0341DSC_0199 DSC_0252 DSC_0218 DSC_0220 DSC_0192 DSC_0219 DSC_0221 DSC_0222 DSC_0223 DSC_0224 DSC_0227 DSC_0228 DSC_0231 DSC_0234 DSC_0238 DSC_0240 DSC_0241DSC_0259 DSC_0246 DSC_0443 DSC_0266 DSC_0436 DSC_0489 DSC_0618DSC_0431 DSC_0466 DSC_0461 DSC_0501 DSC_0521 DSC_0717 DSC_0660
AffiniPay
Posted on 02/27/15 4:08 PM
A Valuable Member Benefit
NCFDA Provider of Preference
As many of our members are beginning to accept credit cards as payment in their firms, the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association has chosen to include credit card processing services as a member benefit. AffiniPay is proud to have been selected as the preferred provider of credit card processing to NCFDA members. We encourage you to learn how simple, affordable, and easy it is to begin.
Unlike typical merchant accounts, AffiniPay allows you to:
• Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex
• Increase business by accepting credit cards
• Save up to 25% off standard fees
• Control cash flow by accepting credit cards for collections
Take advantage of a unique member benefit that gives back to the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association with every transaction. NCFDA is proud to offer a service that is designed for your needs, saves you money and supports our organization.