For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) was recently honored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a Silver Award in the Power of A Awards for its public service announcements (PSAs). Created to educate families about the importance of meaningful funerals and the value of funeral directors, the PSAs are part of NFDA’s Remembering A Life family outreach and education initiative.
NFDA was one of 39 associations to earn a Silver Award. ASAE’s Power of A (association) Awards, the industry’s highest honor, recognize the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national and global levels. The Power of A Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy, and the world.
“Congratulations to the National Funeral Directors Association on being named among the very best organizations that go above and beyond their tax-exempt purpose to improve society and our quality of life in America and abroad,” said ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE. “This has been a very trying year for associations, but even amid a months-long pandemic, associations are proving that positive change can happen. More than ever, the Power of Associations is on full display in this year’s award-winning programs, providing tangible evidence that associations will help lead the way toward economic and societal recovery in the months ahead.”
The PSAs recognized include: Funerals Are for the Living; Funeral Directors Helping Communities Heal After Tragedy; Value of Funerals and Funeral Directors; Honoring a Life Lost to Overdose; Death of a Parent by Opioid Overdose; and Tragic Death.
NFDA is sharing the PSAs with consumers on the Remembering A Life website, www.rememberingalife.com, and social media sites. Consumers who, after viewing a PSA, choose to visit the Remembering A Life website will find a wide range of information about planning a meaningful tribute, service options available and beginning the grief journey. Consumers can also search for an NFDA-member funeral home using the “Find a Funeral Home” feature.
The PSAs are available to NFDA members for use in their communities. (Two of the PSAs - Value of Funerals and Funeral Directors and Funeral Directors Helping Communities Heal After Tragedy – are available at no charge to nonmembers). The PSAs can be posted on a funeral home website, shared on social media, or used as part of community presentations. The PSAs may also, in certain circumstances, be appropriate to share with a family that is planning a service.
Funeral professionals can view the PSAs by visiting the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/psas, which also features information about requesting the free PSA embed codes for use on a firm’s website and social media.
NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.
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