This Place Matters: Town of Chase, Wisconsin.

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This guide contains more than 100 how-to articles to help you learn how to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and resources in your community.


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Preservation Advocacy Topics

Organize a Preservation Advocacy Effort

Learn how to organize support to save historic resources and promote preservation policies in your community.

Fund Your Preservation Organization

Learn fundraising skills and strategies and discover where to find financial support for your historic preservation organization.

Communicate Your Preservation Message

Learn how to make a case for historic preservation and use multiple tools to share your preservation message with different audiences.

Start a Nonprofit Preservation Organization

Learn the steps to start a nonprofit organization in Wisconsin and best practices to get your historic preservation organization off to a good start.

Operate Your Nonprofit Preservation Organization

Learn how to build an effective nonprofit board of directors, find and keep members, solve common nonprofit management problems, and work with government on historic preservation issues.

Historic Preservation Glossary

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Not sure what "Certified Local Government" means? Check out our Glossary for this and other Historic Preservation terms.

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Feature Story
Heyde Center for the Arts school building.

Sustained Community Effort Turns a 1907 High School Building into a Thriving Arts Center

Learn how a historic preservation group dealt with setbacks and conflicts to turn a deteriorating school building into a successful arts center
Preserve America: Explore and Enjoy Our Heritage.

The Historic Preservation Advocacy Guide is supported in part by a Preserve America grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior.

Have Questions?

Contact Rick Bernstein by phone at 608-264-6583 or by email below for questions about Historic Preservation Advocacy.