Why Nonprofits Pay Big Money For Events At Venues Like Mar-A-Lago05:42
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The Mar-a-Lago Resort is seen on Feb. 11, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Mar-a-Lago Resort is seen on Feb. 11, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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At least 20 organizations, including the American Red Cross and Cleveland Clinic, have now canceled fundraising events scheduled at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. But why do charities put on expensive galas in the first place?

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Doug White, former director of the Columbia University nonprofit management program, about what motivates nonprofits to spend big dollars at places like Mar-a-Lago.

This segment aired on August 23, 2017.

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