Speaker, fundraising coach, and nonprofit media strategist, Katie Blomquist uses her own success story as the founder of Going Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results.
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 under four months. Since that time, Going Places has provided over 1,500 children with a new custom bike, lock, and helmet, and collected 600 Halloween costumes for children who couldn’t afford one.
Katie is passionate about helping others more effectively define their story and create a campaign that moves people to action and gets results.
“How to be a Pink Starburst in a World of Yellow Ones: Standing Out”
Katie’s nonprofit, Going Places, is a masterclass in how to stand out in the crowd. Katie now works with other entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders on how to move their vision forward to create a successful and fulfilling vision for their company. Revealing key strategies to create impact and stand out in the crowd, Katie provides invaluable insight on how to go from idea inception to execution.