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How to mitigate risks with our crisis communication checklist

This crisis communication checklist will guide you through every step of an unforeseen emergency, helping you identify and develop mitigation plans for potential risks. 



What this checklist includes:

Crisis Communication Checklist
Risk Mapping and Mitigation Plan Template
Crisis Holding Statement Template


Get started with crisis communication best practices

In crisis communication, one thing is key – acting sooner rather than later. If you prepare for a potential crisis to strike when everything is smooth sailing, you’ll know exactly what to do when it isn’t. Any organization’s crisis communication plan should include action points across three phases: pre-crisis communication, crisis communication and post crisis communication.

Our checklist will tell you exactly what to do at every step of the way – from how to prepare for social media traffic to how to best take responsibility. 



Identify potential risks and plan mitigation tactics 

Being prepared or not being prepared for a crisis can make all the difference. In order to safeguard your reputation in the long run, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of properly mapping all of the potential risks that could affect your organizations and defining the best course of action for mitigating them. 

Whether these risks concern financial practices or operational processes, our risk mapping and mitigation plan template will help you properly manage every potential scenario. 


Upgrade your crisis messaging

When a crisis hits, every minute counts. After assessing the situation and drafting a plan, the first thing you will want to do is release a holding statement – and ideally within the first hours. With the right statement, your company will be able to deescalate the situation and provide key information to the stakeholders involved. 

With our crisis holding statement template, you can center your crisis messaging around transparency and responsibility, while reassuring your audience with your own unique tone of voice.