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 knows her stuff! It’s a gift to work with someone who can be a thought partner. She knows how to appropriately question and push-and-pull in a way that always moves us forward in a much smarter way.

Jen Bokoff, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Candid

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