What is Saint Agatha?
Charitable organizations have a lot to worry about: staffing, volunteers, project proposals, grant applications, sharing information, evaluation, and fundraising. And all that’s before focusing on the actual job of helping the people they serve!
That’s where Saint Agatha comes in.
We’ll help you by working with you to:
- Undertake program evaluations
- Develop project and grant proposals
- Communicate your organizational needs to audiences as diverse as employees, stakeholders, and government
In other words, we can give you the tools you need so that you can focus on your core business: helping people in the community.
What We Do
- Evaluations of pilot projects
- Program Evaluation
- Organizational/System Review
- Gap Analysis
- Project Proposals
- Grant Proposals
- Government Relations
- Presentation preparation
Our ideal clients are generally small or medium-sized organizations who work closely with their communities. They’re passionate about their mission and just need a little help in some specialized areas.
Our consultants have worked with a variety of organizations, including:
- Octopus Red
- Brant County Councillor Marc Laferriere
- Stage 88 Productions
- Transportation Unit, Ministry of Education
- Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association
- Election candidates and MPPs from the Ontario Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Canada, Ontario New Democratic Party, New Democratic Party of Canada, and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
With more than 15 years’ experience in research, strategy, communications, and professional politics, Adam McDonald knows how to look at the big picture and turn complex ideas into a compelling story. Nowhere is that more important than when community organizations need to figure out what they’re doing well, where they can improve, and how they can tell their story.
Adam has training in program evaluation, communications, and government relations. His work as a political staffer, a civil servant, and as his PhD studies at Ryerson University have given him the experience and expertise to support non-profit associations while they work to improve their communities. Adam’s focus is on working with clients through the strategic planning and evaluation process.
In his down time, Adam enjoys jazz, a good book, and camping with his family. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from McMaster University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Waterloo.
Tina McDonald’s political interests began at the advent of the dot.com boom, creating brands and website presence for local candidates at all three levels of government. Tina’s experience working on winning mayoral, provincial, and federal campaigns in Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, and Toronto allowed her to hone her skills in messaging, media communications, and prepping candidates for campaign trail interviews. In addition, Tina has worked for opposition and government MPPs and has experience developing messaging and campaign materials for each side of the aisle.
Her political portfolio is complemented by her experience as an on-air reporter and commentator in local television. She also excels in preparatory, real-time run-throughs with both new and experienced candidates for taped and live interviews on a variety of subjects.
Tina’s role at Saint Agatha is to disrupt, reconsider, and poke holes in each point of view; a true enfant terrible, and formidable leader of the “Red Team.”
To relax, Tina enjoys her true passion: studying tea. She is a certified Tea Sommelier and teaches for the Academy of Tea.