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Operate Your Nonprofit Preservation Organization

Learn how to build an effective nonprofit board of directors, find and keep members, solve common nonprofit management problems, and work with government.
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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 Use a Retreat to Recharge Your Historic Preservation Group

Your historic preservation group can use a retreat to focus on a complex issue in a distraction-free setting.
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Why Your Nonprofit Organization Needs Members

Learn the ways that members can support your nonprofit organization beyond just paying their annual dues.
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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 Make Staffing Decisions for Your Historic Preservation Organization

As your historic preservation organization grows, you may face big decisions about how to accomplish your growing workload.
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The Functions and Responsibilities of Your Nonprofit Board

The core responsibility of your nonprofit board is to work together as a group to govern your organization.
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Legal Standards for Your Nonprofit Board Members

Nonprofit board members must follow certain legal standards to protect the interests of members, sponsors, and donors.
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How to Create and Maintain a Great Nonprofit Board

A great nonprofit board can make the difference between a highly successful organization and one that few people even know about.
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Six Strategies to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Nonprofit Board

Your nonprofit board will be more successful if members adopt the skills and habits that lead to excellence in these six areas of competency.
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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.
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How to Create a Great Partnership between Your Nonprofit Board and Executive Director

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

By using a committee governance structure, your nonprofit board can divide up its work into more manageable tasks.

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