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

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About the Museum Exhibit Awards

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for its Museum Exhibit Awards

See guidelines for planning your rehabilitation project, and organizing the design and construction.

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Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

A comprehensive guide of the most important primary sources for teachers, students and researchers wanting to study Freedom Summer.

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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.

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

Guide or Instruction

About the Public Program Award

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for an award that honors outstanding work in a new Wisconsin history public program.

Partnerships for Historic Preservation Advocacy, Part 2 of 2

Your historic preservation advocacy group can ensure your partnerships are mutually rewarding by preparing to manage the inevitable challenges.

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.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Watch this video to learn about how to find primary sources using the BadgerLink website.

Learn strategies for responding to community misunderstandings and “bad press”

Learn about some of the challenges your group my face as it moves through stages of development.

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.

Learn how to fix a door that sticks or binds in your historic building.

Your nonprofit organization's history includes valuable information and insights - your institutional memory - that should not be lost to time.

Blogging can be a useful communication tool for your historic preservation group to share its advocacy message with a large online audience.
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