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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.

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

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 best practices to maintain and/or replace the original furnace in your historic house.

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

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

National History Day in Wisconsin

Learn what an annotated bibliography is and the steps to create one

Read about techniques to help you develop a well-written historical marker inscription.

The core responsibility of your nonprofit board is to work together as a group to govern your organization.

Even if your nonprofit organization is staffed entirely by volunteers, your group must create a budget to operate effectively.

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

If your fundraising auction is to be a success, your auction table must have high-quality, meaningful items that generate buzz among the bidders.

Awareness of IP and nonprofit copyright laws will help you protect your organization's reputation and brand.

Follow this 5-step inspection to determine if your historic house or building needs new electrical wiring.

Each year member readers vote for the best original article of the volume year of the Wisconsin Magazine of History

Learn how to prepare the surface of a historic house for painting.

Government Relations for Historic Preservation Advocates, Part 2 of 2

Learn how elected officials get their information so you can target your group's outreach to the right people

Learn how to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and resources in your community.

Nonprofit board members must follow certain legal standards to protect the interests of members, sponsors, and donors.

Before you can officially call your organization a "nonprofit," you must apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS.
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