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

Guide or Instruction

Census Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using census records for family history research.

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

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

Learn the steps in the SHPO review process for Federal projects.

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

When you start a new nonprofit organization, you must not overlook some mundane but important operating practices.

Turn reluctant supporters of historic preservation into preservation advocates by preparing counter-arguments to common concerns

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

Guide or Instruction

What Does an NHD Judge Do?

NHD Competitions

Get detailed information on how to judge National History Day projects

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

Get answers to some common questions about intellectual property for historic preservation organizations.

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

Learn tips for using local and county histories for geneaology research.

Social media has become so common that your historic preservation organization may appear out of touch if you do not use it in your operations.

Submission Guidelines

The Historic Preservation and Restoration Awards recognize exemplary projects that have preserved or restored a part of Wisconsin's heritage

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 best practices for painting the exterior masonry on your historic building.

Directions for replacing a broken or rotted sash cord in a historic window.

National History Day in Wisconsin

See examples of interview questions that judges may ask students at National History Day in Wisconsin competitions
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