Friday, May 30, 2008

HAWTHORNE HUDDLE, Thursday June 4th

Please join us at the Hawthorne Huddle on Thursday, June 5th, for a topic of importance to all.

The collapse of the 35W bridge and the flooding in southeast Minnesota last summer, as well as recent world-wide disasters, remind us that disasters happen and they can happen to us. Emergency preparedness is a topic of current interest and concern.

From individuals and families to businesses and organizations, it is important to be prepared for anything from severe weather to disease outbreaks.

Being prepared not only helps to minimize personal injury and/or property damage; it also helps to assure the continuation of important services provided by businesses and community organizations.

This presentation will focus on individual and family preparedness, preparing for pandemic influenza and continuity of operations planning for businesses and organizations.

The Hawthorne Huddle will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Farview Park, located at 621 29th Avenue North.

A continental breakfast will be available at 7:15 a.m. We hope you can attend and participate in the discussion.


WELCOME by Donna Svendsen, General Mills Community Action

Safety update by Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct


From the City of Minneapolis, Department of Health and Family Support:
· Marie Hauser, Pandemic Preparedness Specialist
· Janet Mengelkoch, Community Preparedness Specialist
· Erin Schroeder, Emergency Preparedness Specialist


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Business Committee Meeting: May 30th at US Bank

This month's Business Committee Meeting will take place at US Bank at 1030 W Broadway Ave in Minneapolis Minnesota at 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and you're invited!

Topics include: Marketing Hawthorne Businesses, our Facade Improvement Program, an exciting new event during this year's upcoming Peace Jam for local businesses to get involved in, and more. You don't want to miss this one!

For more details, e-mail Jim Wentzell at and he can give you more details!

Clean Sweep 08 A Success!

Clean Sweep 2008 was a great success as over 44 volunteers from across Hawthorne and our friends gathered together on May 10th to pick up and throw away over 200 bags of trash and litter and 80 tires in our neighborhood. Thanks again to everyone who helped! You made a difference!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Position Available: HNC Executive Director

We're looking for an Executive Director!

JOB POSTING: Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: Hawthorne Neighborhood Council
CATEGORY: Executive Director

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: Hawthorne Neighborhood Council is 501 (c) 3 working for over 30 years to improve the quality of life in the Hawthorne neighborhood of North Minneapolis. With over 6,000 residents, the Hawthorne neighborhood features a diverse mixture of residential properties as well as retail, light industrial and non-profit organizations.

LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro
TYPE: Full Time
DEADLINE: May 30, 2008

The Executive Director (ED) provides vision, leadership, financial stewardship, and strategic direction. Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for implementing the strategic plan. In addition, the ED is the primary development officer for the organization, assuming direct responsibility for generating sufficient funding to meet budgetary and strategic goals.

The Executive Director needs to skilled in managing and supporting collaborations between organizational and grassroots coalitions and has a passion for working with the Minneapolis neighborhood system. They will also have an interest and skill in organizational marketing and representation and is effective in fundraising from federal, regional and local funding sources. The ED will also be responsible for the management of several innovative housing development efforts in the Hawthorne Neighborhood and surrounding area.

· Understanding of the philanthropic world and potential funding streams
· Working knowledge of NRP structure and funding
· Understanding of organizational hierarchies and reporting structure
· Financial management skills at an organizational level
· Understanding of Minneapolis and Hennepin County governmental structure
· Knowledge of the Twin Cities’ nonprofit community and diverse neighborhoods.
· Understanding of community collaborations and be able to lead and manage those efforts
· Understand what it means to be the "public face" of the organization and effectively represent the board
· Effective communication strategies with the executive committee, board, committees and staff
· Direct experience and/or familiarity with management in the nonprofit sector.
· Understanding of project management, evaluation practices and reporting as related:
Youth development, housing, business, environment and crime and safety.
Provide leadership in order to increase capacity of the organization through:
- Funding
- Recruitment and retain quality staff, board and committee members

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in related field or a substantive combination of education, work and/or relevant volunteer experience. Must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience with non-profit, neighborhood organizations or like organizations.

E-mail your cover letter, resume and references to:
Executive Search Committee
Hawthorne Neighborhood Council
2944 Emerson Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Hawthorne Neighborhood Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hawthorne Huddle A Success

This month's Hawthorne Huddle went very well with a packed crowd attending to hear the amazing speakers from the Twin Cities media discuss their companies' visions and how they hope to connect with the community.

Among those on hand were Steven Brandt of the Star Tribue, Lisa Peterson De La Cueva for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Al McFarlane of Insight News, Allan Malkis of the Northside Marketing Task Force and Donald W.R. Allen II of Twin Citiy Business. Representatives from Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI were also on hand, and community organizations from across the Twin Cities and North Minneapolis.

Ellen Luger of the General Mills Foundation once again ably facilitated the discussion and we received a positive safety update from the local representative of Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct.

And in case you missed it, here are some scenes from the April Hawthorne Huddle:

The next huddle is scheduled for June 5th, and the July huddle is set for July 10th. We hope to see you there!