Arlington Funding Information Center

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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 at the East Branch Library, and 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.

AFIC Events

If you are interested in a specific event that you do not see on our upcoming calendar, please let us know.

Doing Business With the City

The City’s Purchasing Division meets with new vendors and hand out registration information and instructions.  These sessions are now being held at: Parks & Recreation Administration Building, Parks Board Room, 717 W. Main Street.

Grant Writing Basics

If you work with a non-profit organization, or are new to grant writing and want to learn more.

Nonprofit Grantseeking Basics

If you work with a non-profit organization, or new to grantseeking and want to learn about obtaining grants.

ReferenceUSA Training

This database provides you real-time access to strategic marketing data.

Start Your Own Business

In cooperation with the North Texas Minority Chamber of Commerce, the AFIC presents small business start-up basics.

How Do Companies Build "Referral Happy" Social Communities?

We will discuss strategies that 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 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.

Public Speaking for the Public Sector

A workshop designed to equip non-profit and public sector professionals to deliver effective public presentations.