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.

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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 were looking for an evaluation of our immigration grants program over the last several years and hired Cynthia Gibson for the job. She produced the perfect report on a quick timeline. It was pitched at the right level, sophisticated, nuanced and exactly what our board needed to understand where our impact had been, what others in the field thought of our work, and how to think through next steps for our program.

Suzette Brooks Masters, former Program Director, Immigration, J. M. Kaplan Fund