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Christopher Minnes, development consultant, is experienced in planning, marketing, organizational development, and fundraising for non-profit educational, cultural, and environmental organizations.

Since 1978 he has helped twenty-five organizations in Canada and the United States to achieve their annual fund, capital, endowment, and planned giving goals. As director of development for Los Angeles-based TreePeople, he raised $15 million for inspiring youth and community programs and a "sustainable" environmental education center.

Christopher holds an MBA in Business Administration and a Masters in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University (Dallas). He is credentialed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a Certified Fundraising Executive. Through his non-profit Outaouais Environmental Campus in Wakefield, Quebec, he supports environmental education programs and local food security.

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