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Thank you for investing in the future of funeral service by joining or renewing your membership with MFDA.  It’s great to know we can rely on members such as you to support YOUR association’s efforts as we move forward in the coming year. MFDA is more than an association; we are an extension of your staff. We are an advocate for your success as a funeral service professional.


Firm and Individual Members - Why join our community of funeral professionals through MFDA?

For more than 129 years, we have promoted excellence in the funeral service profession. A summary of member benefits are as follows:

  • Effective lobbying & advocacy at the Minnesota State Capitol
  • Providing quality continuing education throughout the state of Minnesota (Discount registration fees for MFDA members):
  • MFDA’s 129th Annual Convention at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester will offer CEUs in the three required categories for funeral directors, as well as opportunities to network with colleagues and funeral industry vendors
  • District Regional meetings throughout the state in the fall
  • Preneed insurance CEU course with FD CEUs offered in the fall
  • Crematory Operator Certification course
  • Online CEU courses
  • MFDA Career Center connects employers with job seekers and members receive a 50% discount on job postings
  • MFDA committees work to address relevant topics associated with funeral service (Workforce, Outreach/Public Relations, Convention, and Legislative)
  • MFDA Leadership Academy (sponsored through Kelco Supply Co, MFDA, and MFDA Service Corp) will be offered in 2019 for young professionals
  • Partnerships with Funeral Directors Life, Federated Insurance, and the Children’s Grief Connection
  • Promoting the value of funeral service to consumers that call our office or visit our website
  • Direct voice to the Minnesota Department of Health–Mortuary Science Section
  • Continued advocacy for funeral service to related organizations (i.e. hospice, cemeteries, grief educators)
  • Providing member benefits such as the membership directory, members-only website, Bulletin, members-only emails, and customizable specialty forms and consumer brochures

Allied Members - What type of visibility benefits are there as an MFDA Allied Member?

  • MFDA’s quarterly newsletter (the Bulletin) is rated as the number one valued member benefit. To advertise, Allied Members pay between $50-$450 per month for business card to full-page ads. You will also receive a copy mailed to you.
  • MFDA Allied Members receive and will be listed in our MFDA Membership Directory
  • MFDA Allied Members are listed in the Bulletin and on our website
  • New banner ad opportunities available at
  • MFDA’s Annual Convention - MFDA’s Annual Convention brings more than 250 attendees together over three days. MFDA Allied Members can exhibit at convention—A great opportunity to visit one-on-one with attendees as an exhibitor.  Allied Members pay $800-900 for a 8’ x 10’ booth space. Car exhibitor spaces are $1,550.  Non-members pay a higher rate.
  • Convention Sponsorship opportunities will be highlighted in the Convention & Expo prospectus and posted on our website, at the end of January 
  • Allied members may have a table at MFDA's Regional Meetings this fall held throughout MN for FREE and are welcome to attend lunch (cost of lunch paid by Allied member)

MFDA membership structure includes the following categories:


Firm - membership pricing includes three components: 

  • Firm - $450
  • Branches- $265/per branch
  • #of death cases, excluding children and welfare cases- $8.25/per case

Individual - Open to licensed funeral directors who do not work for a member firm - $450


Allied - Companies that sell goods and services to the funeral industry - $360


Emeritus - Retired funeral directors with no affiliation with a member firm - $150


University of Minnesota Partnership - Open to individuals who are employees of the University of Minnesota - $360


Student - Individuals who are currently enrolled in a recognized School of Mortuary Science (Must provide Mortuary Science School name) - Free

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