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

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