A new kind of partner

for non-profits

We want you to succeed at changing the world to make it a better place, and we’re here to help.

We’re experts in non-profits, and we’re experts in our own fields.

A virtual leadership team to support yours, however works for you.

We really know our stuff, and our goal is to share it with you.

About Us



What Our Clients Say

Coconut Octopus worked with ATF on our strategy review – leading to a major consultation with around 200 stakeholders through a survey and workshops. Ros was insightful, knowledgeable, flexible and clear, working at all levels of the organisation. I have no hesitation in recommending her work as a strategy consultant.

Laura Alcock-Ferguson (CEO)

Ancient Tree Forum

Ros provided valuable and objective insight throughout our Organisational Development review. Her experience as an Interim CEO of other charities meant I knew she could walk in my shoes and approach the review with her expertise in OD, but with a real understanding of my perspective. She was always a joy to work with, delivered on time and on budget.

Val Farmer (CEO)

Richmond Mind

Ros at Coconut Octopus has become a great critical friend to Solent Mind. Her role in supporting, challenging and coaching a number of our staff has been enormously helpful in encouraging them to grow in confidence and strategic thinking.  In turn, this is helping our organisation become better equipped to respond to the challenges we face.

Sally Arscott (CEO)

Solent Mind

I was struggling to think about how best to structure the charity going forward in terms of staffing. Ros helped me to see clearly how to approach this and flipped my thinking on its head. That gave me the clarity that I needed.”

Penny Wilson (CEO)

Getting on Board

Ros Czarnowska conducted an external review of our governance and risk management processes. Throughout the period of the review, Ros was generous and flexible with her time and thoughtful and detailed in her recommendations. Overall, I found working with Ros to be a consistently efficient, thought-provoking and pleasant experience and I very much hope to have an opportunity to work with Ros again in the future

Marguerite Hughes (CEO)