A simple checklist for you to track what is involved in the memorial planning process. The document also contains a worksheet that helps you design the memorial program.
A Word on Grief
The Virtual Memorial Guide is not meant as a robust resource for grieving. Our main hope is only to acknowledge grief's centrality to this process and provide an invitation to be gentle with yourself as you begin planning the memorial.
Design your program//Pick from the sample elements we've identified and sequence into an order you like. Use the checklist to work through the order of elements.
Creating Slides & Notes
Customize slides// Make a copy of one of the templates, and edit it to add your own photos, videos, words, etc. Then re-arrange or delete slides to fit the program you designed.
Record facilitation notes// Be sure to make notes for the facilitator and tech operator so they know what to do at each step of the program. You can edit these in the checklist document or in the notes slides in the templates.
Preparing to Host
Rehearse the program// Do a dry run or walkthrough with the facilitation team to test both the technology and to practice hosting the event.
Day of hosting// Set time aside to fully prepare for the memorial and run through some last-minute checks.