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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.

Government Relations for Historic Preservation Advocates, Part 1 of 2

Your historic preservation advocacy group can accomplish great things by building a good relationship with government officials.

Awareness of IP and nonprofit copyright laws will help you protect your organization's reputation and brand.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day exhibit

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.

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.

Explore methods of assessing the exterior condition of your historic building.

Organizing a Publicity Event, Part 1 of 2

A publicity event is an ideal way for your historic preservation group to communicate information about a newsworthy or milestone event

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.

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

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

Guide or Instruction

Death Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using death records for family history research.

Your nonprofit board will be more successful if members adopt the skills and habits that lead to excellence in these six areas of competency.

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

Learn how to repair splits or cracks in wood siding on your historic building.

Get to Know Your Elected Officials and their Staff

Government outreach for advocates means two things: establishing relationships with the right people, and knowing who does what.

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

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

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

Asking for money is never easy, but these tips suggest some easy ways to ask people to support your nonprofit organization.
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