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 has a talent for seeing the forest and the trees, and making them visible to others. With deep intuition and broad networks, Cynthia picks up on and helps amplify emerging trends.

Linda Wood, Senior Director, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Cindy worked magic with us! She pushed us to clarify and simplify our values and ensure that there was consistency across all of our work around those values.  We initially engaged her to strengthen our communications but ended up with much stronger vision and strategy.

Liz Sak, Executive Director of Cricket Island Foundation