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Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

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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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.

Learn how to maintain the woodwork in your historic house or building.

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

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

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

Questions to Get You Started

Use these questions to develop a well-documented, comprehensive text for your marker inscription.

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.

Young people may have much to offer your historic preservation organization - and they could turn into dues-paying members down the road.

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

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Weatherizing Your Historic House

Learn methods to weatherize a historic building and practices to avoid.

Review methods of removing paint and managing lead paint in your historic building.

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

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

Bylaws provide an operating framework for your new nonprofit organization.

The passion that fuels advocacy work can also lead to friction and conflict among the staff, board members, and volunteers of a nonprofit organization.

Steps for repairing the glazing compound in historic windows in order to improve energy efficiency.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

Learn helpful tips for hiring the right contractor for a historic rehabilitation project.
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