NLN24: Keys to a Strong Donor Program with Angel Aloma

Angel AlomaToday we’re talking with Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor, who talks about their mid-level donor program, how it evolved, and some of its great successes.

Angel A. Aloma, as Executive Director of Food For The Poor, oversees fundraising and communications for the organization, while encouraging innovation and cultivating donor relationships. Fluent in Spanish, proficient in Creole and Patois, Aloma shares the charity’s mission throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

In his 21 years as a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Angel led numerous mission trips with his students to Caribbean countries. He is especially attuned to the plight of the poor in our hemisphere and frequently visits those areas accompanied by donors, employees, and community and church leaders interested in the mission.

Aloma was born in Santiago, Cuba, where he completed his primary education with the Jesuits. Reared primarily in Jamaica, he continued his Jesuit education there. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor in Canada, and received his Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University. He lives in South Florida with his wife, and has three children and eight grandchildren.

Food For The Poor, Inc., is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit organization based in Coconut Creek, Florida, USA that provides food, medicine, and shelter, among other services, to the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The key points covered in this podcast discussion are:

  • Starting with the End in Mind: Stewardship and Upgrading
  • Donor-Centered Language in Fundraising Appeals (Emotional Connections = Higher Gifts)
  • A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Adding Stewardship Levels Increases All Giving
  • Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Fundraising Success
  • For Ministries, A Strong Prayer Program Yields Big Dividends

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