Being Stubborn is Not a Plan:
Family Decision Making Regarding End-of-Life Dilemmas
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City is a nonprofit affiliate of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance, which is dedicated to protecting the right of consumers to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
The national alliance was started in the late 1930s in response to two primary influences: the Great Depression and the increasing cost of funerals stemming from the use of embalming and more elaborate manufactured caskets. Since then, the alliance has kept pace with new technologies and trends as well as a growing return to older, simpler ways of death and disposition. The alliance now has about 70 chapters across the United States.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization, operating as a public charity under IRS regulations. We are financed strictly by donations and occasional grants. We have no paid staff. A volunteer board runs the organization.