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To find and attract major donors to your nonprofit organization, you need a long-term strategy and a great way to make your organization stand out.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day historical research paper

Learn methods of assessing the condition of the foundation, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems of a historic building.

See helpful tips for hiring professionals to advise you on the condition of your building.

Turn reluctant supporters of historic preservation into preservation advocates by preparing counter-arguments to common concerns

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

Insulate and seal walls in your historic house to improve energy efficiency.

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

National History Day in Wisconsin

Example recruitment and confirmation letters to school-level event judges for National History Day in Wisconsin

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.

To make sure the first board meeting of your new nonprofit organization is a success, you'll have to plan a busy agenda.

Help your historic preservation advocacy group get from point A to point B by developing a goal-based strategic plan.

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

Your nonprofit organization’s ideal communications strategy will balance web-based communications with strategically-planned printed materials.

A media packet will help your historic preservation group communicate your message to members of the media who attend your events.

National History Day in Wisconsin

What to do before holding a National History Day event at your school

Website visitors will expect even your low-budget historic preservation group to have a professional-looking and regularly updated website.

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

When you start a new nonprofit organization, you must not overlook some mundane but important operating practices.

Find helpful advice on choosing the right paint and supplies for your historic building.
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