GrantWatch CEO to Facilitate Workshops at Sister Cities Conference CEO, Libby Hikind will be leading a two-part workshop at the Sister Cities International Southeastern Conference on July 20th and will be available for questions. Libby has transformed the world of grant funding. Her state-of-the-art website has leveled the playing field for large and small grant-seeking nonprofits, businesses, and individuals.

To celebrate the upcoming conference, Florida Sister Cities International is awarding 10 subscriptions and coaching opportunities through a competitive process. Anyone that would still like to apply, please complete the form below and email it to (the deadline has been extended to prior to the conference). Awardees must be present at the Grant Writing Economic Empowerment Workshop on July 20th, 2022 of the Sister Cities International Southeastern Conference at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, to receive the award.

GrantWatch is the leading grant listing directory featuring more than 28,420 current grants, funding opportunities, awards, and archived grants from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources in the USA, U.S. Territories, Canada, and International areas.

What to Expect This Year:

This year, the conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, this year commemorates the 55th anniversary of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) and marks the bicentennial celebration for the City of Jacksonville.

The theme for the conference is “Empower, Enhance, Engage: Building Bridges for the Future.” In addition, global Sister Cities representatives, international business leaders, as well as trade and government officials will be in attendance.

Visiting delegates will also have the opportunity to engage with Sister City programs throughout the Southeastern region. Moreover, the conference events aim to provide a forum to promote goodwill and harmonious exchanges between the attendees.

Taking place during July 19 -22, 2022, this four-day event will feature guest speakers, panelists, and workshops. In addition, topics will include:

  • Grant Research & Grant Writing
  • Media, Marketing
  • Project Exchanges,
  • Global Opportunities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • As well as much more!

Where Can You Register Your Attendance?

For more information, the details and registration for the event can also be found at

Libby’s participation will be on Wednesday, July 20th.

Her Grant Workshops are as follows:

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

➢ Libby Hikind,
➢ Karol Mason, Grant Writer

1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.

➢ Libby Hikind,
➢ Karol Mason, Grant Writer

Roundtable conversations:
➢ Pitch by SCI Awardees Award Presentations

Overall, this two-part workshop that Libby and Karol will facilitate, will help beginners and refresh seasoned grant writers with the foundations of preparing solid grant submissions and the value of cultivating relationships with grantmakers throughout the life of the grant cycle and beyond. At the conclusion of the workshop, at least 90% of the participants will:

1) Have gained a basic understanding of the “standard requirements” for most grant applicants.

2) Understand the value of cultivating relationships with grantmakers/donors

3) Understand how to prepare a budget and budget narrative

About JSCA

Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) is a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization that began in 1967. As a result, the nonprofit’s mission is to foster and encourage mutual understanding, friendship, and peace through cultural, economic, educational, and professional exchanges between the people of Jacksonville and the people of our Sister and Friendship Cities. Additionally, JSCA partners with eight Sister Cities: Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Curitiba, Brazil; Changwon City, South Korea; Murmansk, Russia; Nantes, France; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa and Yingkou, China with three additional Friendship Cities in China: Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Suzhou. 

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