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’s the real deal. We hired her as a respected consultant and unexpectedly gained a trusted teammate as well. She’s wicked smart yet grounded in practical application; high energy with a can-do/will-do spirit; analytical, networked, engaging, inspiring, and creative. She sees things others don’t and will tell you things others won’t. She thinks strategically at a high level, translates for real-world action, and coaches for successful impact.

Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits

I have engaged Cynthia in many of the organizations I’ve had the chance to serve. She has an incredible capacity to sythinsize complex research data, elicit substantive information through engaging interviews, and uncover the most compelling aspects of programs while revealing areas needing a reboot. up. Her writing is unparalleled and the individual attention she gives to her projects is remarkable. She is the finest consultant I’ve ever engaged.

Peter Wilderotter, President & CEO, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation