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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.

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.

To build your nonprofit organization's membership, you can apply many of the same strategies that businesses use to attract customers.

How to identify water-related issues and ways to keep water away from the foundation of a historic building.

Learn about assessing the condition of the structure, floors, ceilings, walls and fixtures of a historic building.

Guide or Instruction

Writing a Process Paper

National History Day in Wisconsin

Learn about how to write the process paper for NHD.

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

Partnerships for Historic Preservation Advocacy, Part 2 of 2

Your historic preservation advocacy group can ensure your partnerships are mutually rewarding by preparing to manage the inevitable challenges.

Learn how to clean, repair, paint and maintain metal features on your historic building.

Learn how to identify and repair the decorative glass in your historic building.

A public relations plan can serve as a roadmap for your historic preservation group to effectively communicate your story and message.

Organizing a Fundraising Auction for Your Nonprofit Organization, Part 2 of 3

Staging an auction can be a fun way to raise funds as long as your nonprofit organization plans the event carefully.

Your nonprofit organization's tax status determines whether your organization can engage in lobbying and other political activities

Learn strategies for responding to community misunderstandings and “bad press”

Facebook offers enormous potential to build support and raise money for your cause.

A professional lobbyist can be a good investment when your historic preservation group wants to do a targeted campaign.

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

Learn about the types of federal funding programs available for preserving a historic building or place in your community.

Learn how to remove and replace individual wood shingles on your historic house.

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