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The name you choose for your historic preservation organization will influence your "brand" and ultimately the success of your organization.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Use press releases and media advisories to alert the media about your historic preservation group's newsworthy events.

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

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

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About the Public Program Award

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for an award that honors outstanding work in a new Wisconsin history public program.

Guide or Instruction

Census Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using census records for family history research.

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

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

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

Explore guidelines for building an addition to a historic house while preserving its historic character.

Learn helpful tips for hiring the right contractor for a historic rehabilitation project.

Compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Find helpful information on managing local historical records.

National History Day in Wisconsin

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