About Resilia

Our world demands solutions that nurture entrepreneurial spirit while helping the next generation of changemakers fight for a more just and equitable future.

Resilia’s mission is to harness the power of generosity, technology, and human connection to make nonprofit leadership available for everyone.

Our Story

Resilia wouldn’t exist without New Orleans. Beyond the culture, beyond Mardi Gras and jazz and the best food in the world, New Orleans is a city of exceptional strength and resilience. After Hurricane Katrina, over a million people were displaced from their homes, and hundreds of local businesses and schools were decimated. Through it all, nonprofits were the first responders.  They were the heroes that helped people rebuild their homes and their lives.

We’re driven by the conviction that resilient people and communities have the power to transform the world for everyone.  That’s why we consider it our #1 priority to equip those people and communities with the tools they need to make the world a better place. Because at the end of the day, no one makes an impact alone.

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Resilia was founded by Louisiana entrepreneur and social change agent Sevetri Wilson as a spinoff of her nonprofit strategic communications and management firm Solid Ground Innovations. One of SGI’s very first services was what is now Resilia’s “Exempt Me Now” product, a streamlined way for founders to incorporate and gain 501(c)(3) status for new nonprofits.

Drawing on SGI’s success, ExemptMeNow was launched as a standalone tech platform in November 2016. We built it from the ground up specifically to streamline the messy and complex paperwork involved in incorporating and gaining tax-exempt status for client nonprofits.

However, that still left a big piece of the puzzle missing: what were the major resources that a nonprofit needs after they successfully gain 501(c)(3) status?

That realization led us to develop further technology for mission-driven organizations: not just through the startup phase, but through the entire nonprofit life cycle. With that in mind, in February of 2019, Exempt Me Now was rebranded to Resilia.

Now our software still helps new nonprofits file for incorporation and tax-exemption, but also serves existing organizations through a maintenance and compliance platform. Additionally, our Enterprise model assists grant-deploying entities (such as city governments, private foundations, secretary of state offices, and corporate giving programs) in managing their grantee relationships by offering custom data dashboards, subscription services, and key partnership opportunities.

Underlying every single aspect of our services is an unwavering dedication to a thriving, accessible nonprofit sector driven by entrepreneurship. At Resilia, we believe that the right technology can power the people changing the world.

From startup nonprofits to the world’s largest foundations

Hundreds of organizations rely on Resilia
to start, manage, and fund mission-driven organizations.