The results of a ballot sent to CFDA voting members in March confirmed a change in CFDA's affiliation with the National Funeral Directors Association from "Choice" membership to "Partnership" status.
Partnership state associations enjoy tangible benefits including rebates and cost savings when involved in various NFDA programs and events. Partnership states also have the ability to promote NFDA member benefits directly to their members, thereby expanding the value of membership in their state.
CFDA and NFDA Members can expect to receive in December one annual dues invoice issued from CFDA that includes 2015 membership in both organizations. Dues must be paid to CFDA no later than February 15, 2015.
NFDA dues is based on the cumulative volume of cases handled by the funeral establishment, including cases from all branch locations. The CFDA Board of Directors has discussed and will soon determine the dues structure and amounts for 2015 state association dues.
If your firm is already a member of both NFDA and CFDA, you may notice a negligible change in your annual dues for NFDA and CFDA. You will still enjoy the full benefits offered by both organizations.
Firms that are not members of NFDA will notice an increase with combined dues, balanced by a whole host of new benefits available through the combined resources of NFDA and CFDA.
The Colorado Funeral Directors Association will continue to represent Colorado funeral directors and the state's funeral service industry. It will maintain its current operations, activities and advocacy efforts and also receive benefit from NFDA including assistance with volunteer training, marketing support, participation rebates, and other association management resources.
The NFDA's House of Delegates will vote on a resolution at its October meeting to adopt CFDA's request for Partnership Status. If approved, CFDA membership will include annual membership in NFDA beginning in 2015.