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Why Nonprofit Boards Fail

Nonprofit boards typically fail for one of two reasons: they lose sight of their mission, or they don't adapt to change.

Elements to look for and pay attention to when renovating the interior of a historic building.

Your nonprofit board and executive director have different and complementary roles, but they must work together to ensure your organization is a success.

Your advocacy group's message for historic preservation will have more impact if the people who deliver know how to be clear, rational, and appealing.

Learn how to clean, repair, paint and maintain metal features on your historic building.

The name you choose for your historic preservation organization will influence your "brand" and ultimately the success of your organization.

Learn the ways that members can support your nonprofit organization beyond just paying their annual dues.

By using a committee governance structure, your nonprofit board can divide up its work into more manageable tasks.

Insulate and seal walls in your historic house to improve energy efficiency.

Your public statement for historic preservation must do two things: be highly persuasive, and draw listeners into your cause.

Conflict will be inevitable in your nonprofit organization, but avoiding a conflict will only waste time and drive people away from your organization.

As your historic preservation organization grows, you may face big decisions about how to accomplish your growing workload.

Wisconsin has many inspiring examples of historic preservationists and artists working together to accomplish great things.

Your historic preservation group can use a free online mapping tool to create a virtual tour of a historic site or building in your community.

The best way to handle a historic preservation problem that gets a lot of public exposure is to turn it into a PR opportunity.

Your entire nonprofit board can be paralyzed by the bad behavior and negative attitude of even one board member.

Many tools are available to help your historic preservation group produce and share rich and engaging multimedia content on the web.

A charette might be your best tool when your historic preservation group is is faced with a problem that requires a community solution

If your nonprofit board forms a governance committee, it will serve as your board’s conscience and ensure your board lives up to its potential.

Learn how to reduce your heating and air conditioning costs by insulating and sealing basement or crawl space areas of your house.
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