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Use these five tools to craft a convincing message to advocate for historic preservation in your community.

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for its Wisconsin History Website Award.

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

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

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.

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

Grant funding is readily available for historic preservation organizations that are willing to put in some hard work.

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.

Your nonprofit preservation organization can find funding opportunities and lots of support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Learn how to get started with an advocacy effort to save historic buildings and resources in your community

One of the best ways to ensure that your nonprofit organization operates ethically is to keep your fundraising practices clean and transparent.

Wisconsin has many inspiring examples of historic preservationists and artists working together to accomplish great things.

Learn how to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and resources in your community.

Compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Find helpful information on managing local historical records.

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

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

People become members of your nonprofit organization for many reasons, but the key reason is belief in your mission.

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

Guide or Instruction

Birth Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using birth records for family history research.

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.
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