Charity Tools and Resources


Not-for-profit and charity tools, strategy resources, guides, and publications, produced in-house by Eastside Primetimers, to help social sector organisations maximise their impact and deliver improved services.

Mergers – Our Outcomes

In addition to a wide array of partnership arrangements, our advisory services have enabled more than 25 charity mergers and the transfer of £84.8m of charitable services. Read about our track record.

Resource Audit – Our Guide

A resource audit is a review that helps your organisation take stock of your people resources. See our Q&A guide to learn more.

Behavioural Assessment – Our Guide

We partner with Uimpact to supplement our longstanding charity recruitment service with behavioural testing. See our Q&A guide to learn more.

Match Points: a research summary of charity and social enterprise mergers

A research report, commissioned by Social Investment Business and written by Eastside Primetimers, examining mergers in the charity and social enterprise sector. It highlights the need for some kind of Pathfinder programme to overcome the obstacles to charity merger and draw attention to good practice around mergers, and the potential of pursuing broader restructure and recovery work.

Impact of the Local Sustainability Fund and Implications for Future Funding Programmes

Findings from Eastside Primetimers work with 30 charities as part of the Local Sustainability Fund, a £20m Office for Civil Society program managed by Big Lottery (now the National Lottery Community Fund).

Mergers and Partnerships: Mental Health sector

Guide to trends in the mental health sector and how charities providing mental health services could benefit from exploring mergers and partnerships.

GDPR: A Quick Reference Guide

This is a summary of Eastside Primetimers’ comprehensive Good Data Guide for achieving General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance – an essential charity tool. The Guide provides detailed but user-friendly advice on conducting a data audit, drafting a project plan, and how to implement the plan. The Guide contains practical tips and recommendations for each step of the compliance process and has been specifically produced for charities and not-for-profit organisations. To obtain a copy of the full GDPR Guide or to arrange to speak to Michael Griffin, please contact Eastside Primetimers on 020 7250 8334 or at

Mapping a theory of change: some practice pointers

Guide by one of our impact consultants, Rosie Chadwick, drawing on her personal experience of supporting a variety of organisations – from early years providers to housing associations to infrastructure bodies – on their theory of change journey.

10 things you need to know about charity mergers

Guide by our former director Matt Knopp tackling common misconceptions and stumbling blocks around the often-sensitive issue of mergers in the charity sector.

5 things I could do to increase my effectiveness as a Board

A quick guide by our resourcing director Bernice Rook about the best ways to make the most difference to the organisation you serve as a charity trustee.

Trustee Recruitment Top Tips

Handy guide by our resourcing director Bernice Rook – we have a lot of experience in helping organisations to recruit for new trustees and would like to share our top tips with you.

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