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Campaign/Political Activities


 Some tips to record your campaign/political VOLUNTEER HOURS:

  • Report only the total number of hours for your club quarterly. 

  • Reporting the hours is mandatory; calls, and name of members with greatest number calls and hours is optional, but encouraged.

  • Make sure you type in your club’s entire name, no abbreviations.

  • Community service hours are not reported with your Campaign Activities hours. Those are called Caring for America hours and should be reported to the Caring for America Chairman.



The purpose of this program is to:

  • Empower women to run for elected office at all levels of government

  • Build capacity among IFRW members to run for office

  • Help women to gain confidence needed to run for office

  • Reduce barriers to running for office 



Next Candidate/Campaign School to be scheduled will be announced as details are confirmed.

IFRW has brought the NFRW's acclaimed Candidate / Campaign Management School to Illinois in the past 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 and communicate with voters.

Campaign fundamentals covered include creating a campaign budget and a finance plan, earned and paid media, social media and the Internet, strategy and message development, opposition and issue research, voter targeting and voter identification, get-out-the-vote activities, recruiting and managing volunteers, direct mail, organizing events, asking for money, and putting together a finance committee.

All Republicans -- both women and men -- are welcome to attend. 

Here is what attendees have had to say about the program in the past:

"We all walked out of the training feeling that it was time well spent, that we would attend the class again, and that it was a hugely valuable experience."

“I cannot begin to thank the NFRW and the Las Vegas clubs for hosting the campaign school. It was full of valuable information, great resources and, of course, smart, friendly contacts. I can't wait to apply what I learned at the school to my own campaign.”

"I've taken this class and recommend it to anyone involved in campaigns. Candidate. Volunteer. Staff." 

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