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

The best way to handle a historic preservation problem that gets a lot of public exposure is to turn it into a PR opportunity.

Your historic preservation group can use a free online mapping tool to create a virtual tour of a historic site or building in your community.

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.

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

You will go a long way toward getting good publicity for historic preservation if you build good working relationships with the press.

Learn tips for using our collections of over 40,000 published family histories for geneaology research.

When your advocacy group is feeling the pinch of its small labor force, a public relations professional can be a good investment.

Identify effective ways to craft your historic preservation message for different audiences by anticipating their concerns and objections.

Guide or Instruction

About the Book Award of Merit

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites submissions for the Society's annual Book Award of Merit, awarded in June of each year.

Your public statement for historic preservation must do two things: be highly persuasive, and draw listeners into your cause.

Explore guidelines for building an addition to a historic house while preserving its historic character.

Learn how to purchase digital files and prints and receive permission for commercial and non-profit projects.

Submission Guidelines

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

Guide or Instruction

Weatherizing Your Historic House

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

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a History Day website

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day exhibit

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

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

Compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Find helpful information on managing local historical records.
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