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I was wondering about a 501c3 nonprofit organization that

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Hi Pearl, I was wondering about a 501c3 nonprofit organization that seems to be doing some illegal things in our community. Do they have to let the public know when they have a general meeting. Or can they keep everything totally secret within their board?
JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?
Customer: in Arkansas
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I belong to a group call the Friends of the Zoo. This group took over our local Zoo and some of their actions are questionable.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 5 months ago.

Do they have to let the public know when they have a general meeting.

Response 1: No, because it is a private organization and has no legal obligation to disclose its daily operations to the general public.

Or can they keep everything totally secret within their board?

Response 2: Yes, they can.

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