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Tools for Planning a Virtual Memorial

This free tool from Reimagine and Quaranteam includes a guide, checklist, and customizable templates for a virtual memorial.

Designed by experts in the end-of-life space

This free guide will help you plan a unique virtual memorial. It is based on research with others who have lost friends and family members during the COVID-19 pandemic and the online memorials they have created.

Created in partnership with Quaranteam, the guide was designed by experts in the end-of-life space in partnership with technologists and is based on the inspiring real stories of those who have hosted their own memorials during crises.

What's in the guide?

Step-by-step instructions for planning a virtual memorial

It is loosely patterned after common forms of memorials and is not intended to represent any particular religious or spiritual tradition, although it can be readily adapted to any faith. It can also be adapted for traditional funeral formats or ceremonies that involve the presence of a physical body or ashes.

Planning checklist

This simple checklist will walk you through every step of planning your memorial, designing a unique program, and navigating the technology you will use along the way.

Memorial slide templates

These pre-made Google Slides documents include easy-to-use templates for images, slide shows, prayers, guest instructions, facilitation notes, and more.

Additional support

If you would like a full team to help you plan your virtual or hybrid virtual/in-person memorial service, our friends at GatheringUs can help! Schedule a free 30-minute consultation here. While there is no additional cost to you, using this affiliate link will earn Reimagine a commission to support our organization's ongoing free programming.

Reimagine is a nonprofit creating virtual events and live festivals that transform our approach to life and death.

Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, the organization sparks experiences that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. More than 20,000 people have attended Reimagine End of Life festivals in San Francisco and New York City since 2018. The current virtual festival, Life, Loss, & Love, has reached people in over 116 countries.

Quaranteam is dedicated to fostering human connection in a time of social distancing.

They are a community of business leaders, technologists, healthcare workers, artists, builders, and investors who believe this time presents a tremendous opportunity for leadership and ingenuity.