Cynthia was selected to join a group of international consultants in Phoenix, Arizona for an intensive Master Class with author and consultant Dr. Susan Kenny Stevens. Focused on nonprofits dealing with the opportunities and challenges of founders, the class adds to Cynthia’s substantial experience in the area of nonprofit capacity building. Currently Cynthia is using the organizational capacity model developed by Dr. Stevens as outlined in her book Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity with two clients. She serves as a Lifecycle consultant for both the Gifford Foundation’s ADVANS initiative and the Health Foundation of Western & Central New York’s Ready or Not project. Observed Cynthia, The beauty of Lifecycles, is that the common problems faced by nonprofits have time-tested solutions that have proven successful.