Communications Planning

Plan Before You Speak

Consistent, honest and accurate communication of information is critical to building and maintaining trust in your organization's brand. The best way to achieve this is with conscious planning and keeping all staff and board members educated about the plan.

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Crisis Communications Planning

Minimize chaos in a crisis by having an established crisis communications plan. This resource provides tips on developing your plan.

Communications Plan Template

Use this form template to guide you through developing your own communications plan.

Crisis Communication Plan Team Templates

Use these templates to keep an up-to-date list of your crisis communications team and assist them in identifying the immediate needs if a crisis hits.

Developing a Communications Plan

This resource includes some great questions to ask when you are developing a communications plan as well as a template form to get you started.

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In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist or resource to bring to your next board meeting.


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