Every organization deserves a "Resilient Partner".

Our President

Deirdre Bates is Founder and President of Resilience Partners NFP, which specializes in helping non-profits and social entrepreneurs develop their fiduciary responsibilities.  

​Deirdre brings over 30 years' experience in accounting and financial management for account management, financial analysis, forecasting, process improvement, and compliance for non-profit organizations and other businesses.

​As Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President at Goodcity for 18 years, Deirdre was responsible for driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management and general accounting functions, including, overseeing an annual budget of more than $2 million for over 100 non-profit organizations. In addition to Resilience Partners, she remains a principal at Blackwell-Bates and Associates where she has been a member since its conception in 2003 (an accounting consulting firm specializing in accounting for non-profits and small business).

​Deirdre's passion for our mission is stated in our motto " Serving Those Who Serve Others" ​which she whole heartedly practices and believes in.

​"I envision Resilience Partners as the resource for those aspiring to make a difference in their community and the world. We are here to serve your organizations as a trusted resource for fiscal sponsorship and management (back-office support services). RP takes pride in getting to know your organization, what is important to your organization and how we can best help you achieve your goals. I understand the challenges that start up non-profits must endure to fulfill their mission... and although vital and relevant to those they serve, many organizations succumb due to lack of fiscal management. We at RP can relieve your worries and angst of discerning fiduciary responsibilities so that you can succeed at accomplishing your goals of the organization. Our personal attention to your needs and going the extra mile is why you won't be disappointed when you partner with us. We value our relationships and care about your success as a non-profit organization or a small business.

As a client of Resilience Partners, your organization will reap the benefits of our collective years of experience and proven track record of leading the preparation, analysis of financial reporting and forecasting of your organizations financial position.

Your success is our success! We want to be a part of your success story!