Running a Successful FCA: Best Practices

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Affiliate Volunteer FAQs Affiliate Volunteer FAQs

Date added: 12/08/2007
Date modified: 12/01/2009
Filesize: 161.66 kB
Downloads: 6723
Questions about what publications FCA offers and how much they cost your affiliate? Want to know how to get in touch with your sister groups? All this and more is in our Affiliate Cheat Sheet.

Finding New Members, Volunteers, and Board Candidates Finding New Members, Volunteers, and Board Candidates

Date added: 12/08/2007
Date modified: 03/16/2011
Filesize: 51.07 kB
Downloads: 6147

Building a Better Board Building a Better Board

Date added: 06/20/2008
Date modified: 12/01/2009
Filesize: 111.59 kB
Downloads: 8779

How to Create and Manage Your Own Website: Inexpensively and Without a Webmaster How to Create and Manage Your Own Website: Inexpensively and Without a Webmaster

Date added: 11/13/2009
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 1.81 MB
Downloads: 4581
A simple, illustrated guide by Jim Bates, FCA North TX and FCA board member. Set up a website for your affiliate using a popular, inexpensive service. Anyone can do this, no computer programming skills required!

Phone Options Phone Options

Date added: 11/21/2009
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 34.04 kB
Downloads: 4610
All about affiliate phone options and costs. Cell phone? Virtual voicemail? Landline? It's all here.

Pay on Death Accounts Pay on Death Accounts

Date added: 11/21/2009
Date modified: 03/16/2011
Filesize: 62.85 kB
Downloads: 4843
Pay on Death Accounts — a safer alternative to prepaid funerals.

FCA Model Membership Brochure FCA Model Membership Brochure

Date added: 12/01/2009
Date modified: 03/21/2012
Filesize: 1.39 MB
Downloads: 3478

Adapt this editable membership brochure to your local affiliate needs. Requires Microsoft Publisher. 

Telephone Answering Tip Sheet Telephone Answering Tip Sheet

Date added: 12/05/2011
Date modified: 12/05/2011
Filesize: 51.68 kB
Downloads: 5260

All your questions about how to handle common and not-so-common calls from members and the public are answered here! The manual has suggested answers for queries about unexpected deaths, family-directed funerals without using a mortuary, death away from home, and more.

Circling the Hearses Circling the Hearses

Date added: 06/19/2012
Date modified: 06/19/2012
Filesize: 754.24 kB
Downloads: 1666

The first chapter from "Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death," by Josh Slocum and Lisa Carlson. Essential reading to understand the complicated and counterproductive way the modern American funeral industry is regulated and how the regulations conspire to thwart consumer choice. 

Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance

Date added: 06/26/2012
Date modified: 06/26/2012
Filesize: 170.32 kB
Downloads: 1784

A basic introduction to forming a funeral consumer organization.