• Welcome to the Good Ship

    The Good Ship is here to support social good projects and organisations, offering research, evaluation, organisational and people development.

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    November 13, 2020
    We — Tom Watson (The Good Ship) and Tom French — have been working together on developing a super-simple CRM in Airtable for voluntary sector organisations. And we want to share it with you today to see if anyone would be interested in using it — for free, of course — and helping us to understand...
    April 6, 2020
    I want to talk about data. This has been on my mind for a long time, but the past two weeks have really crystallized that we need better data fundamentals and better data infrastructure across the social good sector. By not doing so we are failing ourselves and our beneficiaries. I’ve talked to...
    March 24, 2020 · data,tech,climate
    I was recently asked to contribute to a blog around tech, data and climate, particularly for charities and social good organisations. I was asked two questions:   1. How do you think charities can use tech to tackle the climate agenda? 2. What one thing can charities do to get the ball rolling on...
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  • What We Do

    Organisational Development

    Consultancy support for your organisation

    If you need help with digital, data, impact, strategy or fundraising


    User research and scoping


    Evaluating projects and programmes


    One to one coaching to develop you or your team

    This can be in person or remotely. Sessions by the hour or in blocks. Even an option to do this while running

  • The Good Ship Principles

    Do good
    Share power
    Be honest - with funders, partners and public
    Be open - share data, results, methods
    Be objective - strive to avoid personal bias
    Be accountable - through records and actions
    Support others - offer support to others through mentoring
    Continually learn - be open to challenge and pursue opportunities for development

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