Your Nonprofit’s Coronavirus Crisis Communications Checklist is Here

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If your nonprofit is feeling a sense of increased uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak, you’re not alone.

Even if your organization doesn’t work with at-risk populations like the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions, there’s no doubt that COVID-19 has had or will have at least some impact on your operations. If you haven’t already, you will likely face difficult  decisions in the coming days about whether to cancel or reschedule upcoming events, quarantine exposed staff and volunteers, allow remote work, limit employee travelchange service delivery methods, and more. Your stakeholders expect answers about what you’re doing to mitigate risks for your employees, volunteers, and program participants, and it is your responsibility to provide those answers. The fast and furious news cycle and confusing, often contradictory information about the virus are making it especially tough for many nonprofits to know what to do (and say) next.

 

In uncertain times like these, putting a proactive crisis communications plan in place and taking decisive action on it is your nonprofit’s best defense against disruption, confusion and ultimately, disaster.

 

To help you get started, we’ve created a one-page checklist of coronavirus crisis communications best practices for nonprofits. Access your copy here:Screen Shot 2020-03-10 at 12.03.31 PM

You’ll learn:

  • how to assess your nonprofit’s specific coronavirus risks and potential scenarios you may need to address
  • what to include in an internal and external coronavirus communication plan
  • how to effectively communicate with your staff, volunteers, program participants and other stakeholders in these trying times.

We’re here to help.

If you need support in developing your crisis response and in organizing, preparing and implementing your crisis communication plan, we’re here. Prosper’s communication consultants are prepared to help you develop and implement your plan and can get to work quickly. Contact alyssa@prosper-strategies.com to discuss your needs.

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