Sunbird Strategies is a strategic consulting firm that works with progressive political campaigns, advocacy organizations, and non-profits to build infrastructure or boost results and efficacy.

We believe in the power of integrating grassroots organizing, aggressive earned media, constituency building, and digital outreach to create a complete campaign.  We believe that making the powerful uncomfortable is the only way to achieve true change. We specialize and prefer to work with underdogs.  We have worked with the smallest local campaigns and some of the largest campaigns/advocacy organizations ever built.



Derek Eadon is a veteran Democratic strategist and organizer. Derek specializes in working on high-profile campaigns and initiatives. He has worked on the Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Julián Castro, and Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaigns. He began his career as a door to door canvasser and organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP). Eleven years after working as a door to door canvasser for the IDP, in 2017 he became the youngest State Democratic Chair Iowa Democrats ever elected and served as a member of the DNC. He also served as Midwest director for Ready for Hillary and Run for Something. He was worked with 42 winning campaigns in 15 states.

Eadon previously owned Bluprint Strategies, a general consulting and digital firm, from 2013-2017. During this time, Derek also worked with the DC-based firm STG. Prior to shutting down Bluprint to become party chair, Bluprint’s clients included: NextGen Climate Action, America’s Renewable Future, the Climate Action Campaign, Make it Work, Every Child Matters. Bluprint also provided digital services for Jimmy Hoffa for Teamster’s President, the Truth Initiative, the National Attorney’s General Association, and 15 different Congressional, Gubernatorial, and local campaigns.

Derek lives in West Des Moines with his wife and two children. He was born in Elmhurst, IL and attended the University of Iowa. 

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