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Communicate Your Historic Preservation Message

Learn how to make a case for historic preservation and use multiple tools to share your preservation message with different audiences.
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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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Historic Preservation Advocacy Guide

More than 100 how-to articles to help you learn how to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and resources in your community.
Learn how to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and resources in your community with this collection of more than 100 articles.
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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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Organize a Historic Preservation Advocacy Effort

Learn how to organize an effort to preserve historic buildings in your community and influence preservation-related policymaking.
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Start a Nonprofit Historic Preservation Organization

Learn the steps to start a nonprofit organization in Wisconsin and best practices to get your historic preservation organization off to a good start.
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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 Organize a Successful Meeting for Your Historic Preservation Advocacy Group

Design and facilitate your historic preservation group meetings to foster a lively and productive discussion
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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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How to Develop and Manage Partner Relationships

Partnerships for Historic Preservation Advocacy, Part 1 of 2
Your historic preservation advocacy group can maximize its impact on your community by finding a partner to expand your talent and expertise.
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How to Manage the Challenges of Partner Relationships

Partnerships for Historic Preservation Advocacy, Part 2 of 2
Your historic preservation advocacy group can ensure your partnerships are mutually rewarding by preparing to manage the inevitable challenges.
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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 Make a Case for Historic Preservation in Your Community: Know Your Audience

To make a case for historic preservation in your community, you must understand your audience
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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 Turn Historic Preservation Supporters into Advocates

Turn reluctant supporters of historic preservation into preservation advocates by preparing counter-arguments to common concerns
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How to Use Strategic Planning to Achieve Your Historic Preservation Advocacy Goals

Help your historic preservation advocacy group get from point A to point B by developing a goal-based strategic plan.
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How to Start a Historic Preservation Advocacy Effort

Learn how to get started with an advocacy effort to save historic buildings and resources in your community
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How to Solve a Community Planning Problem with a Charrette

A charette might be your best tool when your historic preservation group is is faced with a problem that requires a community solution
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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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