Campaign Management School


Consider bringing the NFRW's highly-successful and acclaimed Campaign Management School to your area for comprehensive training and instruction by top-notch political experts.

When Republican women formed the NFRW in 1938, they adopted political education as one of the fledgling organization's primary objectives. Today, the NFRW effectively pursues this long-time objective by training Republicans to win elections through the highly-successful Campaign Management School (CMS) program.

The CMS program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of campaigns. Schools feature top-notch political professionals and strategists who have a wide range of knowledge and experience. These experts volunteer their time to teach students the most successful ways to raise money, write winning campaign plans, organize volunteers for get-out-the-vote activities and communicate with voters.

Bring CMS to Your Area Today!

  Communicate with your state president about hosting a school in your state. If she would like more information, have her contact the Campaign Management School coordinator at or (800) 373-9688. Find your state president.

  To get more information about a Campaign Management School in your area or to help bring a school to your area, contact the Campaign Management School coordinator at or (800) 373-9688.

  Read about the NFRW's historic commitment to political education: 

Upcoming Schools

None scheduled at this time.

Recent Schools

March 1, 2014
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November 16, 2013
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October 24, 2013
September 13, 2013
August 24, 2013
June 29, 2013
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February 23, 2013
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June 16, 2012
April 20, 2012

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April 13-14, 2012

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation/refund requests should be directed in writing by mail/fax/e-mail 30 days prior to the date of the school. If we receive the cancellation 16-30 days prior to the date of the school, there will be a cancellation fee amounting to 50 percent of the original cost. If we receive the cancellation 1-15 days prior to the date of the school, no refund will be issued.

NFRW Headquarters, 124 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


Holly Robichaud
Holly Robichaud
political consultant, analyst
and fundraiser





Curriculum provides attendees with the knowledge to run and win political campaigns. The National Federation of Republican Women's course material includes:

  Foundation of the Campaign
  Opposition and Issue Research
  Developing Strategy and Message
  Campaign Plan and Budget
  Finance Plan, Direct Mail and Campaign Finance Laws
  Asking for Money, Putting Together a Finance Committee and Organizing Events
  Voter Targeting and Voter ID
  GOTV Activities: Door-to-Door, Phone and Direct Mail
  Ensuring an Honest Election, and Recruiting and Managing Volunteers
  Earned Media, Paid Media, and the Internet
  Being the Best Candidate Possible and Eight Concepts for Running a Successful Campaign

What Do Attendees Say?

Whether your connection to a political campaign is as a candidate, a manager, a staffer or a volunteer, CMS delivers the tools needed to build Republican victories in upcoming elections. But don't just take our word for it. See what others have said:

“We believe it was imperative to bring an updated educational opportunity to Montana, and the NFRW campaign course was exactly what we needed. It was modified to our state’s needs and was packed with specific, targeted campaign planning techniques and methods. I encourage all state federations to bring the NFRW Campaign School to their state.”
- Beth Cargo, Montana Federation president

"Thank you, NFRW, for a well-organized meeting that was taught by experienced individuals that were experts in their fields. As my Republican State Central Committee develops and recruits candidates, I know I can highly recommend that they spend a couple of days in your class, and as a result, I know they will be more effective at running their campaigns and ultimately at winning Republican seats in all levels of government."
- Jerry Walker, elected to the Republican State Central Committee, Anne Arundel County District 33, Maryland

"As a career prosecutor, I knew I had the credentials and track record to win. What I was missing was the political knowledge necessary to run an effective campaign. NFRW's Campaign School gave me just that...a game plan and a resource that I referred to throughout the election."
- J. Charles Smith III, elected state's attorney for Frederick County, Maryland

"The NFRW School was helpful in terms of organizing my thinking about the campaign and reinforcing my belief in voter contact."
- Susan Shaw, elected county commissioner for the 2nd election district in Calvert County, Maryland


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