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8 Communication Plan Templates for Different Use Cases

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8 Communication Plan Templates for Different Use Cases

Are you stuck looking for a suitable communication plan template? Most of the available ones look really outdated and generic. With our selection of communication plan templates, you’ll find the best way to get your message across.

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Dominika Krukowska

Content Specialist

May 25, 2022

 

 

Nonprofit Communication Plan template

 

Finding the right communication plan templates can be a real pain. There, I said it. I recently sat down in front of my computer, thinking a quick search would pull up hundreds of options.

 

Turns out, I couldn’t be more wrong.

 

As I went 15 Google pages deep, scouring website after website, the only thing I wanted to communicate was how unimpressed I was with the samey designs that looked like someone made them in Microsoft Word 2003. 

 

Does that sound familiar?

 

But, I have some good news too! I stuck it out and compiled a list of the best communication templates to get your message across. This means you don’t have to go through the hassle again. Is that a sigh of relief I hear? Let’s go, then…

 

Looking for other business document templates, too? Why don’t you check out some of our other guides:

The Best Communication Plan Templates Online

 

Nonprofit Communication Plan

Nonprofit Communication Plan

Created by a nonprofit communications professional, this template meets all the unique needs of NGOs. It comes with editable dropdown menus and dynamic progress indicators so you can keep track of your strategic goals. You can also link it to your content plan. This way, you will have all the activities in one place for when you need to make a presentation to the board.


Editing: Google Sheets

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Marketing Communication Plan

Marketing Communication Plan

Are you working on some marketing or social media projects? This marketing communication plan template ensures that everyone is on the same page. It includes four main sections: Goal and Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Tactics, and Timeline. It’s great for planning new product launches or a communication strategy to reach your target audience. The template is easily customizable and you can match it to your brand colors. The only downside is that you need a Visme account to access the template.

 

Editing: Visme

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Stakeholder Communication Plan

Stakeholder Communication Plan

This template has all you need to deliver important information to key stakeholders. It outlines what you need to communicate, to whom, how often, and what your objectives are. You can choose from thousands of editable icons to fit any industry. There's also an option to change colors and replace images with your own. Most importantly, it’s free to download as long as you have an account!

 

Editing: PowerPoint | Google Slides

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Simple Project Management Communication Plan

Simple Project Management Communication Plan

If you’re a project manager, this simple communication plan template is perfect to ensure all team members know what to do and when. Color-coded fields make it easy to find all the necessary information. Again, the only limitation is that you need a Venngage account to edit the template.

 

Editing: Venngage

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Detailed Project Management Communication Plan

Detailed Project Management Communication Plan

If you need a more detailed communication plan template for project management, look no further. There may be no fireworks design-wise, but as you take a look inside, you’ll notice that it packs a punch! There are sections to assign project roles and responsibilities or name communication restraints. You can even create a stakeholder matrix. All this completely for free!

 

Editing: Microsoft Word | PowerPoint | Adobe Acrobat | Google Slides | Smartsheet


 

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General Business Communication Plan

General Business Communication Plan

At first glance, the design of this template resembles a board game. You get to list the main steps in your plan, the estimated communications cost, and the final added value. There are also traditional elements, such as key deliverables, communication channels, and frequency. It can be especially useful for creating product promotion strategies or PR campaigns.

 

Editing: PowerPoint


Would you rather have more editing options for this template? Here are two tried and tested ways to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides!

 

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General Business Detailed Communication Plan

General Business Detailed Communication Plan

If you need something even more comprehensive, you’ll like this communication plan example. The Excel sheet includes a communication plan checklist to track your progress. There's also a detailed communication matrix and a responsibility matrix. In the Word file, you can describe your internal and external communication strategy. With these two documents, you can enhance your communication efforts in all areas.


Editing: Microsoft Word | Excel

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Crisis Communication Plan

Crisis Communication Plan

No matter what field of business you’re in, you may have to put out fires every now and then. Whether that’s a server outage or a financial problem, this template will come in handy. You can outline your crisis communication policy, select a crisis team, and choose a media spokesperson. Like all Visme templates, it’s very intuitive and easy to adjust to your company’s needs.

 

Editing: Visme


 

 

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And that's a wrap!

 

Thanks for reading! I hope that you found the right document to improve your communication strategy. No more generic templates and obsolete designs that make people lose interest. Now you can be sure that you’re effectively delivering your message while staying on track with your business objectives. So, have fun putting together your communication plan!

Dominika Krukowska

Hi, I'm Dominika, Content Specialist at Storydoc. As a creative professional with experience in fashion, I'm here to show you how to amplify your brand message through the power of storytelling and eye-catching visuals.