Hey there.

We’re Good Good Work. We support good groups doing good work. They’re nonprofits and activists working on social change, other co-ops shifting power structures, and local companies helping the good folks in their communities.

Our work is to support that good work: we dig into unique problems and collaboratively build solutions with our clients. Sometimes a problem requires a technology solution, like a website or a piece of software. Other times it means creating a style guide or doing some deeper design work.

…And many times we find there’s a greater need to build cultural tools for groups.

The good work doesn’t stop at the project level. Because we’re a worker owned cooperative, doing good is built into our bottom line. We believe in the value of labor, being honest with ourselves and everyone we work with, and undermining structures in society that hurt people and the planet by building new ways of working.

We’re eager to do our part to build a more egalitarian future for everyone.

If you’d like to work together, you can always reach out for support on a project or get in touch with us about membership. We’re looking forward to the adventure ahead.

What we’ve been up to

Unpacking pattern language

October 19, 2018

Why should we care about shared language? I’m never surprised to find that language in an organization is used quite differently from individual to individual… Read more

Project management at Good Good Work

June 27, 2018

A lot of folks want to talk about project management with us. And we get it. Project management systems are, at best, imperfect. And there… Read more

Share more, build less

May 15, 2018

Pretty much everyone in our modern world needs technology to get their work done, including in the nonprofit space. As problem-solving technologists in this sector,… Read more

Following the money with Little Sis

May 10, 2018

I recently designed a report for a very cool organization called Little Sis (think opposite of Big Brother). They’re self-described as “a grassroots watchdog network… Read more

Finding ethical algorithms around the web

April 9, 2018

One of our existing clients, Cathy O’Neil of ORCAA, asked us for some design help a couple months back. She does algorithmic auditing. Meaning: she… Read more

Standing Rock, the Sagrada Familia and permaculture in Paekākāriki

March 1, 2018

Lessons in slowing down Another way to organize In the autumn of 2016, just before the US presidential election, Drew and I traveled to Standing… Read more