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.

I had the pleasure and privilege of having Cynthia Gibson as my mentor as I transitioned into my first executive director position. Her candor, experience and passion helped make a personally and professionally difficult transition manageable, and her guidance helped set me up for success. I benefited greatly from Cynthia’s coaching and wouldn’t be where I am today without her investment in me and my organization.

Maya Enista – Executive Director, Born This Way Foundation

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