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

Your nonprofit organization's best approach toward potential conflicts of interest is to establish a policy that will prevent these conflicts.

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.

Learn the top maintenance practices you can follow to prevent costly rehabilitation projects.

Classroom Materials for NHD

Learn about how to bring National History Day into your classroom, including strategies, handouts, and lesson plans

Review the steps a professional will take when replacing the foundation of your historic building.

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

Make the most of your meeting with an elected official or political staffer by takinge the right actions before, during, and after the meeting.

Helpful tips for using the Wisconsin Historical Society Website

Watch and learn as a Society reference librarian shares search tips for using our website.

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

Before you can officially call your organization a "nonprofit," you must apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS.

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

Guide or Instruction

Marriage Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using marriage records for family history research.

Guide or Instruction

Passenger Lists Research Tips

Learn tips for using passenger lists for family history research.

Organizing a Fundraising Auction for Your Nonprofit Organization, Part 1 of 3

An auction is a great way to engage members in fundraising for your nonprofit organization, but it is also a huge commitment.

If your historic preservation group is not using internet technologies to reach your supporters, you are closing doors on a broad audience.

NHD Teacher Essentials

Download the annual theme book for this year, published by the national NHD program.

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

Anyone can apply for a Wisconsin Historical Marker by submitting a completed application form. Read how to do it step-by-step.

If your nonprofit organization is considering investments and planned giving, you will need a committee that is dedicated to this task.
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