New blog from Richard Litchfield for NPC about why more federated charities like Mind, Age UK and YMCA are exploring mergers, ahead of the launch of NPC’s new report on mergers on April 19th
We are heartened to see energy social enterprise Our Power’s innovative and successful £4.4m bond raise with Ethex nominated for ‘Good Deal of the Decade’. Voting for them is now open if you would like to support them with us.
Having a well-optimised website is an essential element for any charity – guest blog from Manuela Rotstein, Head of Digital Strategy at open-commerce.org, with a list of helpful tips for charities
We at Eastside Primetimers are currently recruiting for a new data and research intern to join our team – application deadline March 11th 2018. Read here for more details
The Heritage Lottery Fund is offering Resilient Heritage grants to organisations who want to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage. Eastside Primetimers are able to help organisations apply for these significant grants
New blog from our chief executive Richard Litchfield for Civil Society magazine on “merging backwards” as an approach to merger integration, drawing on the experiences of YMCA St Paul’s Group and Abbeycroft Leisure
We are recruiting a new chair and 2 trustees for Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) – if you are interested please download and contact our consultant Jo Simpson. The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd February
Richard Litchfield blogs on the Good Merger Index and examples on innovation we see in the sector, even as much of the charity sector remains reluctant around mergers.
Richard Litchfield blogs about our new Good Merger Index and why charity mergers are still so rare – originally appeared in Charity Times.
On Monday February 19th 2018 Eastside Primetimers will be hosting the next in our series of free merger roundtables, for senior managers and trustees from not-for-profit organisations. Contact us if you’d like to attend.
Eastside Primetimers have published the Good Merger Index for the year to 2016/17, our comprehensive look at charity mergers and partnerships. Get the report and the latest data here.
Eastside Primetimers is proud to be part of a new consortium supporting new Public Service Mutuals under the government’s new £1.7m Mutuals Support Programme 2. Read more here.
Eastside Primetimers’ review of the impact of the Local Sustainability Fund and implications for future funding programs
In the new year the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be a major challenge for charities, with potentially crippling fines for non-compliance. To help raise awareness and highlight the key issues, our consultant Mike Griffin writes a brief summary on this vital topic.
On January 15th we launch the fourth edition of our annual Good Merger Index, providing the very latest data, trends and insights about not-for-profit sector mergers to CEOs and Boards – read more here and let us know if you would like to join us for our launch event.
Our director Matt Knopp blogs about the opportunities and challenges facing mental health charities, and the case for mergers in this space
Vision Housing, a London based charity and social enterprise that supports prisoners into housing, has been acquired by the Forward Trust, a social business with charitable status that supports people to break the cycles of crime and addiction.
An exciting new Ethex bond offer aims to raise £4.5m for the development of social enterprise Our Power into a profitable and progressive energy supply company working to make energy fairer and reduce levels of fuel poverty.
There is a new capacity building grant fund to help you further measure your impact. The Impact for Growth strand of the Access Impact Management Programme will fund social impact projects up to £50k.
Eastside Primetimers consultant Rosie Chadwick reflects on the role of Theories of Change in driving strategic and business development.