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.

We needed a communications strategy tailored to the particular needs of a small, private foundation not a cookie-cutter approach.We needed someone who knew our unique challenges and opportunities and found that expertise in Cynthia. She not only gets what we do; she knows the landscape and helped us zero in on what was doable in a real- world context.

 

Maria Mottola, Executive Director, New York Foundation

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