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Amazing Training Opportunities in September

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Campaign Management School -- National Federation of Republican Women Annual Biennial Convention -- Philadelphia, PA

September 14 and 15 -- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE THIS TRAINING.  Two opportunities to help with your campaign.  More information available at  and the McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund can help you with the cost of the seminars. Apply today. Time is short.

Details on the two classes:

Thursday, September 14  10 am to 5 pm

Interested in working on a campaign or considering a run for office yourself?mmLearn everything you need to know to engineer a winning campaign. Our campaign experts will teach you how to:


  • Write a campaign plan and target your voters
  • Raise money
  • Use digital strategies to influence voters
  • Handle the press and "earn" media
  • Organize volunteers to Get Out the Vote

And much, much more

Lunch Speaker: Kial Vidic, Majority Strategies.

Topic: Digital Strategies and Targeting

The second class:  Friday, September 15   8 am to 4 pm


Leadership Training Seminar

The BIG Idea... Influence is critical to be an effective leader.  Seminar participants will learn and discuss how to develop influence using four stages of modeling, motivating, mentoring and multiplying.


Power #1 - INTEGRITY... Integrity is shaped by your decisions and is your responsibility

Power #2 - NURTURING... Influencers pay attention to their people and invest in them

Power #3 - FAITH... Your faith in people helps them to visualize success and celebrate victories

Lunch Speaker: Deb Sofield, speaker, author, coach.

Topic: Finding Your Voice


Seminars are $125 each, which includes lunch and training materials.  Apply for a McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund Grant to cover your costs.  We will help you with costs.  Apply at:

Both seminars take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

(*even if you can't attend the convention, you can take advantage of this special training)


Two Scholarship Awardees

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The Frank P. McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund is excited to announce that we have awarded our first two scholarships!  Recent applicants to the Fund sought help in attending Campaign Schools and after reviewing their applications, the Fund Association granted two requests.  

We hope more and more prospective candidates will take advantage of the McCabe Fund and honor Frank's memory by learning the basics of campaigning, fundraising, organizing and winning elections!  This was the mantra that Frank McCabe lived by and we honor his memory by continuing his work to educate and provide the opportunity for others to help them achieve these goals.  

If you know of someone who is considering running for political office in Maryland in 2018, please refer them to the McCabe Fund for financial assistance! In the Metropolitan area, there are lots of opportunities to attend nearby classes.  Most local offices in Maryland will be on the ballot in 2018.  Candidates, campaign managers, and treasurers are urged to seek professional development to help with their campaigns. 

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Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund - Open for Grant Applications

Posted by judymacwilliams on June 21, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

June 2016
The Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund is now accepting applications for grants. The Fund was started in memory of Frank McCabe who dedicated his retirement years to electing Republicans.

Are you thinking of running for a Republican office holder in State and County local elections in 2018? Do you have a campaign manager? A treasurer? You do not have to be a declared candidate – just meet certain criteria found on the application.

Through campaign classes, learn how to:
• Organize a campaign committee
• Treasurer responsibilities
• Gain volunteers
• Raise money
• Work with the press
• Use social media to your benefit
• And how to win!

In the Metropolitan area, there are many organizations and classes that are on-going. Consider planning now for 2018. You will be glad you did!

Visit the website: for information, suggested class sites, and more.

Applications are found on the website.



McCabe Leadership Fund accepting applications!

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Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund Application Open – June 2016

The application process is now open for interested persons or organizations to apply for grant funds. These funds are available to help Republican candidates, campaigns and groups to be better prepared to become a candidate, campaign manager, treasurer, etc. Funds would be available for training seminars, campaign schools, etc. Checks will be sent directly to the group administering the training.

In our Metropolitan region, there are four available training areas. There may be more and applicants may certainly research and find other sites.

Here is a brief synopsis of some classes offered in the upcoming year:

Leadership Institute (LI) is located in Arlington, VA. ( They list their training and class schedules, locations, and fees on their website. For instance, a “Television Workshop” coaches candidates on how to handle TV interviews. The fee is $125. “Fundraising” will guide a candidate or campaign manager on high dollar contributions, grant writing, direct mail, and on-line financing strategies. This fee is $300. The “Public Speaking” class helps candidates overcome their fear of public speaking and teaches one to “think on your feet.” This fee is $100. Classes are listed on the website.

• The Republican National Committee is located in Washington, DC ( They hold very comprehensive Campaign Finance and Campaign Management Training. The Campaign Finance helps with finances, donors, legal compliance, telemarketing and more. This fee is $150. The Management Training class offers campaign managers help to manage congressional and state campaigns. The fee is $350. • The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) is located in Alexandria, VA. ( They hold Campaign Management Schools and the fee is $100.

• The MD Republican Party is located in Annapolis, MD ( and hold training classes such as the upcoming Activist Training. Check their site for schedule.

This is just a sampling of available resources in our area. Many of these groups will come to a location and conduct a class if there are enough persons interested. Consider holding a class with five interested parties and submit your application for a grant. Political organizations are eligible for grants.

Applications are available on Please complete an application and mail to:

Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund Grant Committee

P.O. Box 985

Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732


Announcing the Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund

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Pictured from left to right: Linda Woods, Judy MacWilliams, Nancy McCabe, Nell Bowen, Kelly McCabe, Tom McCabe, Ella Ennis, Carolyn Rice

The Maryland Republican Party honored and celebrated the life of Frank McCabe on Saturday, November 21, at the closing reception of the fall MD GOP Convention in Solomons. Family and friends of Frank, who lost his battle with cancer this past June, came together to remember and announce the FRANK MCCABE MEMORIAL LEADERSHIP FUND.


This Fund will help Republican candidates and campaign staff around the State of Maryland with scholarship monies to attend classes, workshops, hold seminars, etc. Applications are found on this website. Details of eligibility are found on the application.


A well attended reception hosted by the Fund Committee and the MD GOP offered remarks on Frank's life, beginning with MD GOP Chairman Diana Waterman who recalled Frank's help many times. Delegate Tony O'Donnell related how Frank and Nancy McCabe offered their help to him in the early 90s when he first decided to run for the Delegate seat in Southern MD. He gave many examples of Frank's accomplishments for the Party.


Nancy McCabe graciously told the story of Frank's interest in the political scene in Virginia and later in Maryland and how he changed the landscape of the political parties in both areas. Both Tom and Kelly, the McCabe children, spoke lovingly of their father.


Judy MacWilliams introduced the Fund Committee and offered remarks on the estabishment and background including the introduction of Nell Bowen, the generous benefactor of the Fund who has offered a matching fund requirement. Judy explained that application process that will begin in the summer of 2016 with funds being granted in the fall of 2016.


At the Reception, Calvert County Central Committee Chairman Greg Ostrander also gave remarks on Frank's legacy and presented a check in the amount of $500 to the fund in memory of Frank on behalf of the Central Committee.


Contributions are welcome and encouraged. No amount is too small. Checks may be mailed to the:


McCabe Leadership Fund P.O. Box 985 Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732