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Fund Your Historic Preservation Organization

Learn skills and strategies to raise funds and discover where to find financial support for your historic preservation organization.
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Find Historic Preservation Commissions in Wisconsin

Historic Preservation Commission List (PDF)
See PDF of contact information for Local Historic Preservation Commissions in Wisconsin. Maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society..
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Wisconsin's Major Historic Preservation Statutes

Read an overview of role of state statutes and see the compendium of primary state historic preservation laws (PDF).
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How to Create a Fundraising Strategy for Your Historic Preservation Group

Aim for success by developing a fundraising strategy that incorporates the practices and methods in this article.
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How to Find and Ask for Support from Government

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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How to Target Government Outreach Efforts to the Right People

Government Relations for Historic Preservation Advocates, Part 2 of 2
Learn how elected officials get their information so you can target your group's outreach to the right people
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Lobbying Tips for Grassroots Historic Preservation Advocates

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

Get to Know Your Elected Officials and their Staff
Government outreach for advocates means two things: establishing relationships with the right people, and knowing who does what.
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Lobbying Opportunities for Historic Preservation Advocates

Your historic preservation advocacy group can make a lasting impression on Congressional members by showing up in Washington D.C.
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How a Professional Lobbyist Can Help Your Historic Preservation Group

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

An Effective Tool to Advocate for Historic Preservation Public Policies
Caucuses offers the structure to create new programs and policies that respond to ever-changing preservation needs.
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How to Follow Ethical Fundraising Practices in Your Nonprofit Organization

One of the best ways to ensure that your nonprofit organization operates ethically is to keep your fundraising practices clean and transparent.
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Where to Find Federal Funds to Preserve Historic Places

Learn about the types of federal funding programs available for preserving a historic building or place in your community.
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How to Get Expert Help and Funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Your nonprofit preservation organization can find funding opportunities and lots of support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Where to Find Funding for Arts and Humanities Projects

Your historic preservation group has many options to seek funding for preservation-related arts and humanities projects.
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How to Ask People to Give Money to Your Nonprofit Organization

Asking for money is never easy, but these tips suggest some easy ways to ask people to support your nonprofit organization.
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How to Attract Major Donors to Your Nonprofit Organization

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.
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How to Manage Gift-Giving in Your Nonprofit Organization

By adopting a gift-acceptance policy, your nonprofit organization might be able to achieve both financial security and flexibility.
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How to Pursue Grant Funding for Your Historic Preservation Group

Grant funding is readily available for historic preservation organizations that are willing to put in some hard work.
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How to Create a Budget for a Grant Application

Every time your nonprofit organization applies for a grant, a project budget will be an essential component of your application.

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