Social Impact Measurement

Social impact

At Eastside Primetimers, we understand that social impact measurement and management is about much more than putting in new systems, frameworks and processes. It needs leadership, vision and clear communication.

Not-for-profits are increasingly being challenged to evidence – and drive up – the impacts they achieve with their available resources Funders and donors alike want clearer evidence of impact. This challenge looks set to increase, as social impact investment gathers pace, technology enables new approaches to impact measurement and as the funding picture for charities tightens.

We are pleased to have supported a range of organisations to strengthen their social impact assessment, both as an approved provider for the Impact Readiness Fund and as an integral part of our work on investment readiness and organisational transformation under programmes such as Big Potential.

We have been an approved provider on the Access Impact Management Programme, working with a variety of grantee organisations. Our strong pool of senior business and charity professionals means we can draw on expertise covering all the different dimensions of social impact measurement, backed by strong knowledge of funder and sector-specific requirements.

What does our social impact service include?

We can support you at any stage of your impact measurement journey. For example, we can help you to:

  • Develop a Theory of Change and prioritise what to measure
  • Design and implement a social impact measurement and reporting framework that works across multiple programmes
  • Supporting better use of financial information and finance skills in data interpretation to drive performance improvement
  • Manage the changes involved in embedding effective use of data
  • Tell your ‘social value’ story

How can we help you?

Contact us on 020 7250 8334 or email for a conversation with our consultants about how we can help you better manage, measure and demonstrate your impact.


Absolutely Leisure“Eastside Primetimers consultant Neil Shearer assisted us with a strategy workshop – this workshop promoted us to revisit a previous piece of work from a different perspective. The outcome has been that we’ve developed an innovative new stream of business that has added 25% to our revenue. I think it’s safe to say that the strategy workshop proved a valuable investment in time and thinking” Gregory Sinclair, Managing Director
Chilypep“Working with Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Helen Nott really helped us explore our idea. Developing the business case increased our understanding of our options, and a better grasp of social value and measuring it will help us to show our stakeholders the real impact of our work. Helen was flexible, great to work with and took time to really understand our needs and who we are. Her work to help us develop our branding and identity has been a real game changer” Lesley Pollard, Managing Director
Imara“We experienced good partnership working with Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Nicky Stevenson, who has supported us over the past year with our evaluation and monitoring. With her help producing great reports, analysis and ideas, we are now able to show our value more effectively” Cath Wakeman, Chief Executive Officer and Trauma Therapist
Life Story Network“I want to say a big thank you to Eastside Primetimers consultant Lisa Lucas. She was really good at keeping us on track focused and organised. She also was really flexible and supportive with our needs.  Her approach was fantastic coupled with her patience and knowledge.  She was a really calming and clarifying force through times of change” Tom Hughes, Business Development Manager
Mechanics’ Institution Trust“The support we received from Eastside Primetimers and Kevin Davey was incredibly valuable and enabled us to take a step back, be challenged, and review where we were as a heritage and community development organisation. In particular the decision support tool gave us the ability to test any set of financial variables we wanted. This created the chance for trustees to be empowered to discuss and debate different scenarios, then use the tool in real time. This process also showed us where we had upcoming weaknesses we needed to respond to by putting in place measures to build sustainability” Daniel Rose, Former Chair

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