Arlington Funding Information Center
The Arlington Funding Information Center (AFIC) is our community's best resource for nonprofit organizations, small business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs who need high quality information to fuel their personal achievement or their organization's success.
Whether you need to learn how to find scholarships, incorporate a business or nonprofit, raise funds, create business plans, manage operations effectively, or write grant proposals, AFIC stands ready to help with specialized databases, books and eBooks, workshops, and more!
Materials are located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library, but many online resources can be accessed via the web. For personalized assistance using our nonprofit and small business resources, schedule an appointment with a librarian.
The first Friday of every month at 11 a.m., the City’s Purchasing Division will be available to meet with new vendors and hand out registration information and instructions.
Friday, January 3, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon
Friday, February 7, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon
Friday, March 7, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon
Friday, April 4, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon
Friday, May 7, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon
Friday, June 6, 2014, 11 a.m. - noon
Administrative Board Room at Central
Grant Writing Basics
If you work with a non-profit organization, or are new to grant writing and want to learn more.
Central Library Community Room
Start Your Own Business
In cooperation with the North Texas Minority Chamber of Commerce, the AFIC presents small business start-up basics.
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
How Do Companies Build "Referral Happy" Social Communities?
We will discuss strategies that do not waste your time and help you decide what platforms are most beneficial for your marketing goals.
How Does My Small Business Succeed in Online Searches?
We will discuss the basics of developing a strategy for online search engine success.
Nonprofit Grantseeking Basics
If you work with a non-profit organization, or new to grantseeking and want to learn about obtaining grants.
Nonprofit Networking After Hours
Come join us for a networking after hours event where you can meet others in the community just like you.
Online 365 - Developing an Affordable Marketing Plan for Your Small Business
Learn affordable strategies for your business that utilize online media integrated with traditional methods (i.e. direct mail, printed newsletters).
Public Speaking for the Public Sector
A workshop designed to equip non-profit and public sector professionals to deliver effective public presentations.
The database provides you real-time access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, U.S. new homeowners and movers. It can be accessed at the Library and also from home with your library card.
Find educational DVDs on nearly any subject.