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What You Need to Know Before You Start a Historic Preservation Advocacy Group

Before you sign the paperwork to form a new historic preservation group, learn about your supporters and community.
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How Tax Status Affects Your Nonprofit Organization's Advocacy Activities

Your nonprofit organization's tax status determines whether your organization can engage in lobbying and other political activities
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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Wisconsin

The first steps to start a new nonprofit organization in Wisconsin are the same, regardless of the new organization’s purpose and mission.
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How to Obtain Tax-Exempt Status for Your New Nonprofit Organization

Before you can officially call your organization a "nonprofit," you must apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS.
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How to Ensure Your First Nonprofit Board Meeting is a Success

To make sure the first board meeting of your new nonprofit organization is a success, you'll have to plan a busy agenda.
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How to Establish Operations Best Practices for Your New Nonprofit Organization

When you start a new nonprofit organization, you must not overlook some mundane but important operating practices.
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How to Choose a Name for Your Historic Preservation Organization

The name you choose for your historic preservation organization will influence your "brand" and ultimately the success of your organization.
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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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How to Create Bylaws for Your Nonprofit Organization

Bylaws provide an operating framework for your new nonprofit organization.
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How to Create a Budget for Your Nonprofit Organization

Even if your nonprofit organization is staffed entirely by volunteers, your group must create a budget to operate effectively.

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