As the founder of Sky Blue Strategies, Jamie Kirk Hahn has led fundraising efforts throughout the Carolinas for clients ranging from Presidential and US Senate candidates, advocacy and issue campaigns, to community-focused nonprofits.
Jamie’s passion lies in developing donor relationships for causes and campaigns because of a fundamental belief that investment will lead to action. As a student at UNC Chapel Hill she began to make the connection between the community outreach that she had always participated in and the public policy efforts of government. She felt the need to do her part to affect change.
She became a fundraiser in part because that was the role that was needed on her first political campaign, but she remained in fundraising because she discovered how critical fundraising is to the success of organizations to implement their mission. She has successfully fundraised since that time because of her passion to connect people and important work with community members of all backgrounds, careers, and interests. She has managed staff, led political campaigns and played a key role in organizing activities and planning comprehensive events. This has allowed her to build key relationships with leaders throughout the Carolinas.
Since launching her own consulting business, she has had success with traditional techniques while embracing new methods.
She has successfully raised millions of dollars for her clients and helped them create a sustainable fundraising environment to help them continue to meet their needs.
Jamie has completed Emily’s List finance training, Camp Wellstone political training, and FEC Compliance Training. She has also been the leader in finance and political trainings for nonprofit boards, the Wake County Young Democrats, and serves as a faculty member for the Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL).
Jamie is originally from Orangeburg, South Carolina where she learned the value of helping others through mentoring younger students and working with her church and other community organizations. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was active in both school and the local community through organizations such as Opportunity Rocks and National Student Partnerships.
Currently she lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Nation, and their pets. She participates in a number of community organizations including the UNC Young Alumni Council, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Planned Parenthood Young Advocates, the Community HOPE mentoring program, and she serves on the board of The Hope Center at Pullen.