Eastside Primetimers now an approved Forward Enterprise Fund provider

Eastside Primetimers has been selected as an approved provider on the Forward Enterprise Fund, a £2m social investment fund that supports individuals, charities and social enterprises run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction

Q&A: how HemiHelp merged with Contact

Cara Evans, former CEO of HemiHelp & now Director of Partnerships for children’s disability charity Contact, talks about the process of HemiHelp’s merger into Contact and what other charities might be able to learn from their experiences

Member Highlights: My EP Story by Howard Sharman

After working for a business publishing company for 26 years, Howard Sharman made the switch to the not-for-profit sector as an Eastside Primetimers member-consultant. He shares his experience with us, from making the sector transition to becoming one of EP’s regular consultants.

Digital strategy: Seven tips for your charity

Is your charity making the most of today’s technologies? Eastside Primetimers digital consultant Steve Calcott provides seven top tips to ensure that you’ve got digital embedded in your strategy to better meet the needs of all of your stakeholders. Contact Digital Consultant Steve today to start a conversation.

Funder Q&A with Francis Runacres: digital transformation in the arts

Arts Council England, which invests public money in arts and culture organisations, focused upon digital development among its fundees several years ago. Francis Runacres, executive director of enterprise and innovation, shares the funder’s insights into how to make digital transformation a reality

EP Insights launches issue 3, The Digital Charity

Eastside Primetimers has published the latest edition of our management publication EP Insights with a theme of ‘the Digital Charity’, drawing on the experience of charity leaders and looking at how to take your charity through a digital transformation

Workshop: making your leisure trust more resilient

Leisure trusts are facing increasing challenges around their resilience and sustainability. Join our leisure consultant Neil Shearer and Joanna Bussell (partner, Winkworth Sherwood LLP) for our development workshop on Monday July 8th to learn more about how to strengthen your trust.

Reach Fund blog: the role of advisors

Eastside Primetimers chief executive Richard Litchfield blogs for the Access Foundation about lessons from the Reach Fund – a social investment programme where we have worked as a provider

Blog: Diversity in the Charity Sector

Blog by our membership & resourcing director Bernice Rook for the organisation Inclusive Boards, about diversity in the charity sector and our Eastside Primetimers model for introducing people to the sector

EP Insights Edition 2 – ‘Enterprise Matters’

Eastside Primetimers has published the latest edition of EP Insights, our regular management briefing for social sector leaders, with a theme of ‘trading matters’ to look at how charities and social enterprise can generate trading income for social purpose.

EP Insights Highlights: Turning ambitious ideas into a great strategy

Parkinson’s UK’s strategic plan for 2015-19 marked a huge change, enabling the charity to step up into a leadership role for the entire Parkinson’s disease community. CEO Steve Ford explains how a clear, simple plan has come to life throughout the organisation and beyond.

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