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

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

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

If your fundraising auction is to be a success, your auction table must have high-quality, meaningful items that generate buzz among the bidders.

See guidelines for planning your rehabilitation project, and organizing the design and construction.

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

Learn methods of sealing and insulating many different parts of your historic house.

Understanding Your Community's Values about Historic Resources, Part 2 of 2

Your historic preservation advocacy work will be most effective if you match your efforts to your community's values on historic resources.

Learn how to request microfilm records from the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Design and facilitate your historic preservation group meetings to foster a lively and productive discussion

Social events and educational programs are two of the best ways to build membership in your historic preservation organization.

Guide or Instruction

Cemetery Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using cemetery records for family history research.

Review methods of removing paint and managing lead paint in your historic building.

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 how to maintain the woodwork in your historic house or building.

Guide or Instruction

About the Museum Exhibit Awards

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for its Museum Exhibit Awards

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

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.

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

As your historic preservation organization grows, you may face big decisions about how to accomplish your growing workload.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Check out a sample schedule to help you prepare for your own National History Day event
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