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.

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

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