Preparing for a crisis

North West networking group
16 September 2016

Often a communications response to a crisis is only considered when it’s too late and the reputational damage has already been done. Leaving stakeholders with questions such as: who is responsible; who else needs to be told what; why did it take time to respond and; how do we salvage our reputation?

Communications agency The PR Office, drawing on their wide and varied experience of crisis comms for charities and not-for-profits, shared simple steps we can take to best prepare and resolve any comms crisis.They worked through a number of crises, posing different scenarios and actions in group work, as well as providing a structured framework to help us think about what a crisis in our organisations could look like.

Read The PR Office's blog: Crisis communications training in Manchester

Presentation by Kate Turner, account manager at The PR Office

About the North West Networking Group

The North West Networking Group is a network of comms professionals working in UK charities and not-for-profit organisations in the North West of England.

Meeting three times a year in Manchester, each event focuses on a different comms topic with presentations, group discussions and networking. These events are a great opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a 'safe' and relaxed environment.

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