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How You Can Win When You Lose

You may not win every historic preservation campaign, but you can use your foundation of support to launch your next effort.

One way to attract and keep donors in your nonprofit organization is to operate with transparency.

Your historic preservation group can work with your local government to advocate for a historic preservation ordinance and commission.

Get tips on how to handle communications when opponents to your cause become unpleasant.

Your historic preservation group can make compelling arguments for preservation by creating videos and posting them online.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day performance

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.

A charette might be your best tool when your historic preservation group is is faced with a problem that requires a community solution

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for its Wisconsin History Website Award.

National History Day in Wisconsin

What to do after holding a National History Day event at your school

Explore this in-depth online training for preservation commissioners.

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

Architecture and History Inventory

Tips on finding records for urban, rural and unusual properties

Preservation is very much about people, and many reporters are looking for human-interest stories that inspire others. Learn how to create those stories.

Learn the basics of how to repair linoleum in your historic building.

Investing in your resources wisely is the key to maximizing your budget. Learn which resources are worth the money.

A great nonprofit board can make the difference between a highly successful organization and one that few people even know about.

Guide or Instruction

Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

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

Your historic preservation group can boost its public profile by incorporating a public relations mindset into daily communications.

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