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Jun 15, 2021

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Katie Blomquista  Speaker, coach, and nonprofit strategist. Katie uses her own success story as the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofitGoing Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results while creating their own successful nonprofit.

 Conversation Highlights: 

{00:36} Behind the scenes look at “going places nonprofit?” 

{08:16} Creating a campaign on “Go fund me” page that goes viral.  

{13:05} how to create the wow” factor 

{18:01} Finding bikes for children who use wheelchairs.  

{21:53} How to get your followers, stakeholders, to be invested in what you are doing.  

{24:43} How to make people feel they are part of something successful.  

 

Remarkable quotes: 

It is something to own of value when a lot of these kids don't even have a bed. 

I would teach, come home and work till midnight, I did everything to get people's eyes on it. 

It is not the essentials, but it's the things that actually make you feel great. 

You want your followers, your stakeholders, to be invested in what you are doing and feel like they're along for the ride part of this journey. 

Get people to get to know you, because when you know someone, you like them, you trust them. 

 

Resources: 

Katie Blomquist 

katie@goingplacesnonprofit.org 

www.facebook.com/KatieBlomquistLLC 

www.facebook.com/GoingPlacesNonprofit/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitGroup101/ 

~GP insta: @going_places_nonprofit 

~Personal insta: @KatieBlomquist 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katieblomquist1/ 

www.GoingPlacesNonprofit.org 

 

 

Bio: Katie Blomquist 

 

Speaker, coach, and nonprofit strategist, Katie Blomquist uses her own success story as the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Going Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results while creating their own successful nonprofit. 

Katie has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, ABC World News Tonight, Nightly News with Lester Holt, and many more. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Going Places and uses her incredible insight to help other leaders create an impact in their communities. 

Her own story began as a Title 1 elementary school teacher who believed all children have a fundamental right to joy. In the fall of 2016, Katie created an incredibly successful GoFundMe campaign to get all 650 underprivileged children in her school a new bike. The campaign went viral, leading her to raise over $80,000 in three months. Katie has raised for Going Place over $300,000 so they could provide 2,000 children with a new, custom bike, lock, and helmet, and has collected over 1,500 Halloween costumes for children who couldn’t afford one. 

Katie is passionate about helping others more effectively define their story and create a nonprofit that moves people to action to get results and have a positive impact on their community. 

 

 

 

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