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Guide or Instruction

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.

Guide or Instruction

Birth Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using birth records for family history research.

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

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

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 use our newspapers, obituaries and biographical articles for genealogy research.

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

One of the best ways to ensure that your nonprofit organization operates ethically is to keep your fundraising practices clean and transparent.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

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

Your nonprofit organization’s ideal communications strategy will balance web-based communications with strategically-planned printed materials.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day documentary

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.

National History Day in Wisconsin

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

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

Elements to look for and pay attention to when renovating the interior of a historic building.

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

Explore this in-depth online training for preservation commissioners.

Your historic preservation group can find many ways to collaborate and share information with universities and colleges.

Find helpful advice on choosing the right paint and supplies for your historic building.
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