Cynthesis Consulting offers strategic planning, communications, evaluation, and program development services for a wide range of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in the U.S. and internationally. With more than 25 years of experience in the social sector — as consultant, senior staff person, connector, and thought leader — Principal Cynthia Gibson uses a highly personalized, collaborative, and results-focused approach that values straight talk, substance, and efficiency over jargon, complicated processes, and shiny objects.

Cynthia Gibson exemplifies the name of her firm: Cynthesis Consulting. She’s a true utility player, able to provide research and analyses on a wide range of topics from a diverse set of sources and distill it all in extremely readable formats free of jargon for busy people to consider. The final product provides a number of scenarios to debate and gives the reader a plan of action to follow. She is also a thoughtful listener and an excellent writer. I would highly recommend her for any project, large or small.

Geri Mannion, Director, Strengthening Democracy Program and Special Opportunities Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York

We needed a communications strategy tailored to the particular needs of a small, private foundation not a cookie-cutter approach.We needed someone who knew our unique challenges and opportunities and found that expertise in Cynthia. She not only gets what we do; she knows the landscape and helped us zero in on what was doable in a real- world context.

 

Maria Mottola, Executive Director, New York Foundation