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Creating a Successful Non-Profit Organization

Robinson, Seiler & Anderson are your local Utah County Attorneys that are proud to help nonprofits be successful in all of their endeavors. Below are some steps to follow to make sure your nonprofit can and will be successful. 


A Clear Vision

Having a clear goal in mind and sticking to that goal will help you build a strong foundation for your non-profit organization. If you can’t easily explain your vision to others, then you need to refine and have a more concise goal. It often helps to create a to-do list to help you achieve all the goals you have in mind. 


Keep it Simple

This ties into having a clear vision. When sitting down with your team and coming up with a plan to accomplish your goal, you need to keep it simple. Overcomplicating tasks that can easily be achieved will deter you from achieving your goal. 


Work Backwards

Having the end goal in mind, work backwards while creating a plan to achieve your vision. Create a timeline and incorporate the resources you have into your plan. If you stumble and get stuck in creating your timeline then it might be time to revise your vision. Planning every step of the process will ensure your success. 


Edit your Vision 

Unfortunately we can’t do everything we hope and wish to do with our nonprofit. It will often mean saying no to a variety of ideas that will either have to wait or will deter you from your main goal. Your resources are often slim, and you need to use what you have in a very resourceful manner. While it may be hard to say no to not only yourself, but fellow team members, it will have to be done more than once if you want to be successful. 


A Strong Leader

A strong and successful leader is not afraid to get their hands dirty with the rest of the team where the work needs to be done. When your fellow team members see how willing and excited you are to do any and all tasks needed then they will work just as hard to help you in achieving your vision. Often times there will be tasks that only you can do that aren’t as fun or easy. Your attitude in accomplishing these tasks will go a long way in the view of your team. 


Relax and Smile

A big vision will take time. Don’t try and sprint to the finish line. Take your time and accomplish each task that is needed to succeed. By taking your time and relaxing in the process you will enjoy the journey. Remember to smile and try and have a good time. You are accomplishing your own vision and you should enjoy the process. 


Nonprofit organizations operate under a different set of rules than those that apply to for-profit businesses. Our attorneys have experience to help nonprofits comply with Utah law and operate successfully so they can meet the missions for which they were created. Robinson, Seiler & Anderson are your local Utah County Attorneys that can help you achieve the vision you have for your non-profit organization. 

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"I have worked with many law firms over my fifty year history of doing business.  I must say out of the many firms, I am enjoying my relationship with the firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson more than any other.  I think it is the combination of professionalism, coupled with a genuine feeling of caring for each client in a real personal way, that makes the difference.  I would trust Derek Marshall with the legal aspect of any of my dealings, whether they be real estate, non-profit work or family matters.  He has great bedside manner, especially for an attorney, plus he brings me candy.  The follow up from the firm is remarkable."

- Stephen Gibson
Founder and CEO
The Called2Serve Foundation 


“Derek Marshall and Nancy Seiler have been so wonderful to work with.  They not only know all the details to creating a 501(c)(3) but they have been so helpful in navigating our foundation to be ready for success.  They are very professional and genuinely care about what they do and those they serve.  Thank you so much!”

—Nannette Wride
Sergeant Cory Wride Foundation
Provo, UT

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Norman H. Jackson, Utah Court of Appeals Judge, Retired, has joined the law firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC, effective April 2017.  Judge Jackson was one of the seven founding Judges of the Utah Court of Appeals and served terms as Presiding and Associate Presiding Judge.
Judge Jackson was the senior attorney in a Richfield law firm for eighteen years.  The firm engaged in legal, business and tax cases, including practice before State and Federal Courts, U.S. Board of Land Appeals, Utah Public Service Commission and Arizona Corporation Commission.  Clients included counties, cities, banks department stores, communications and credit associations, irrigation companies, auto dealers, building supply stores, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. They took “every type of case that came through the door,” from criminal defense work to a patent royalty dispute for the inventor of the Frisbee. Judge Jackson has been a lifetime rancher doing business in Utah as Jackson Cattle Company and Arizona as EJ Cattle Ranches.
Judge Jackson’s professional service includes terms on the Utah State Bar Commission, Bar Foundation (President and Vice President), Air Travel Commission, and Utah Information Technology Commission.  He served on the Judiciary’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for thirteen years and initiated and supervised the Appellate Court Mediation Office.  He developed and advanced a realistic and workable framework for both of Utah’s Appellate Courts to use in reviewing trial court and administrative agency decisions.  He published three editions of Utah Standards of Appellate Review while participating in more than 2,000 appellate court decisions.  
Judge Jackson’s experience will complement the other outstanding lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC.  The firm will continue its representation of injured individuals, as well as clients in real estate, business, estate planning, tax, contract and education matters.

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