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Learn what it takes to organize a new historical society and how to become affilitaed with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The duties of nonprofit board officers generally break down into three roles: president or chair, vice president or vice chair, and treasurer.

Learn methods of assessing the condition of the foundation, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems of a historic building.

People become members of your nonprofit organization for many reasons, but the key reason is belief in your mission.

A great nonprofit board can make the difference between a highly successful organization and one that few people even know about.

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

Learn about assessing the condition of the structure, floors, ceilings, walls and fixtures of a historic building.

Every time your nonprofit organization applies for a grant, a project budget will be an essential component of your application.

Your nonprofit board will be more successful if members adopt the skills and habits that lead to excellence in these six areas of competency.

The first steps to start a new nonprofit organization in Wisconsin are the same, regardless of the new organization’s purpose and mission.

See helpful tips for hiring professionals to advise you on the condition of your building.

Understanding Your Community's Values on Historic Resources, Part 1 of 2

If you want to make a case for historic preservation in your community, you’ll need to understand your community’s values about its historic resources.

To build your nonprofit organization's membership, you can apply many of the same strategies that businesses use to attract customers.

Organizing a Fundraising Auction for Your Nonprofit Organization, Part 1 of 3

An auction is a great way to engage members in fundraising for your nonprofit organization, but it is also a huge commitment.

You will go a long way toward getting good publicity for historic preservation if you build good working relationships with the press.

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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.

Compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Find helpful information on managing local historical records.

Your nonprofit organization's best approach toward potential conflicts of interest is to establish a policy that will prevent these conflicts.

To avoid losing your community's historic resources during a disaster, you must prepare in advance and act quickly as the disaster unfolds.

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Contributor Guidelines

How To Submit Manuscripts to Wisconsin Magazine of History

Learn the guidelines for proper submission of manuscripts to be considered for publication in Wisconsin Magazine of History.
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