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Linda Graff has produced nine books, two Audio Workshops, and countless articles in the field of volunteer program management over her more than two decades in the field.

Linda's best selling books "Best of All", "Better Safe...", "Beyond Police Checks" and "By Definition" are now available as "Book-on-CD"!

Each CD contains a PDF version of the book as well as a short bonus introductory video featuring Linda Graff herself.
To order, simply download the order form (Canadian or US), fill it out and send it on to us with your payment in cheque or money order.

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BEST OF ALL - The Quick Reference Guide To Effective Volunteer Involvement



BEST OF ALL - The Quick Reference Guide To Effective Volunteer Involvement
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BEST OF ALL: The Quick Reference Guide To Effective Volunteer Involvement is a concise compendium of best practices in volunteer coordination. Described as an "abundance of tips with a minimum of words," BEST OF ALL is a powerful tool for helping your volunteers to contribute their very best through your programs. BEST OF ALL is sure to become the essential desk reference for busy people who don’t have the time to search through libraries of literature for solutions to their volunteer program shortcomings.

Chapter presidents, nominating committee chairs, coordinators of volunteers, board members, executive directors/CEOs, sports league organizers, congregation leaders, and especially volunteers who organize the efforts of other volunteers will find hundreds of quick, ready-to-apply tips in this focused guide to the best practices in volunteer program management.

BEST OF ALL will be available in hard copy and electronic format like all of Linda’s books. This one, however, will also be "customizable." Linda will work directly with you to adapt BEST OF ALL to suit your specific program needs at an affordable price.

Special bulk rates available so you can share it with everyone who organizes volunteer efforts in your organization!

Book-on-CD: Now available in PDF format!
(Includes short bonus intro video featuring Linda Graff).

Linda Graff And Associates Inc. 2005. Twelve fast 20-minute chapters. Spiral bound, 100+ pages. 6½" x 9".

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Better Safe... Risk Management in Volunteer Programs & Community Service

Linda has been workshopping this subject throughout North America and into Europe for a decade. She’s written countless articles about risk management; finally she has produced the essential source book for managers of volunteers and community service managers everywhere. Loaded with tips, checklists, sample forms, and hundreds of time-saving, common sense, affordable strategies, this book walks you through the process of risk management step-by-step. Better Safe... demystifies risk management and sets out in plain language what every volunteer and community service program needs to know about this sometimes scary, always pressing subject.

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Linda Graff And Associates Inc. 2003. Spiral bound, 200 pages, 6 1/2" x 9"

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Beyond Police Checks: The Definitive Volunteer and Employee Screening Guidebook

Beyond Police Checks is a comprehensive “how-to” manual on screening paid and unpaid staff in positions of trust. This definitive resource helps employers understand screening responsibilities and provides specific details on how to carefully choose screening methods matched to the requirements of any given position - paid, stipended, or volunteer. Full of practical tips, helpful cautions, and fully reproducible forms and checklists, this comprehensive guidebook will lead you step-by-step to increased screening effectiveness and program safety. Learn about more than 14 different screening devices, including interviews, reference checks, qualifications checks, police records checks, drivers’ records checks, credit bureau checks, performance assessment, medical testing, and home visits. Don’t wake up one morning to a tragedy and find yourself wishing you had paid more attention to the escalating liabilities and higher standards of employee and volunteer screening.

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Linda Graff And Associates Inc. 1999. Spiral bound, 150 pages, 6 1/2" x 9".

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By Definition: Policy Development For Volunteer Programs

This is one of the classic best-sellers in the field of volunteer management. By Definition gives you everything you need to develop and update policies for volunteer services. Find out what policies are, the functions they serve, how they differ from procedures, and eight easy tips to write them. Learn how to identify what policies you might need, how to keep track of them, and how to schedule them for regular updating. Reduce liabilities and increase safety in your program with comprehensive policies that guide both the work of volunteers and the work of the staff who manage volunteer involvement. With hundreds of sample policies on more than 70 different topic areas related to volunteer involvement, there’s lots of great help in this extremely practical manual. This is a must-read resource for every volunteer program leader.

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Linda Graff And Associates Inc. 1993, 1997. Spiral bound, 91 pages, 8 1/2" x 11".

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PUBLICATIONS

Linda Graff has published many books, articles, and monographs. Several of the books have been produced under contract for clients; others have been self-published by Linda Graff And Associates Inc. The articles have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals and texts in the field of volunteer program management.

2005 Best Of All: The Quick Reference Guide To Effective Volunteer Involvement. Dundas: Linda Graff And Associates Inc.

2004 "Another Rant: What Hasn’t Changed." Article for anniversary edition, Volunteer Today. October. Available at: http://www.volunteertoday.com/ARCHIVES2004/Oct04anniversary.html#AnotherRant

2004 "Making The Case For Employer Supported Volunteer Programs." Ottawa: Volunteer Canada

2004 “Paving Paradise ... How My IYV Initiative Failed.” Commentary. The Journal of Volunteer Administration. Vol. 21 (3).

2003 Better Safe... Risk Management in Volunteer Programs & Community Service. Dundas: Linda Graff And Associates Inc. (Pending).

2003 “Genetic Engineering of the Volunteer Movement.” In, The Rants & Raves Anthology. Susan J. Ellis (ed.) Philadelphia: Energize Inc.

2002 "Emerging Trends and Issues In Volunteer Program Management." Feature Article, e-Volunteerism. Vol. III Issue 1.

2002 “It Shouldn’t Be This Difficult: The Views of Agencies and Persons With Disabilities on Supported Volunteering.” (With John Vedell) The Journal of Volunteer Administration. (Pending).

2002 “Making the Case for Risk Management In Volunteer Programs.” The Journal of Volunteer Administration. Vol. 20 (2).

2001 “Be Careful What We Wish For! The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Volunteering.” Hot Topic (September). www.energizeinc.com

2001 “Risk Management In Volunteer Programs,” “Policies For Volunteer Programs,” and “Volunteer Screening” In The Nonprofit Handbook. (Third Edition). Tracy Daniel Connors (Ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

2000 “It’s Never Over: Ongoing Screening of Volunteer and Paid Staff.” Feature Article, e- Volunteerism. Vol. 1 (1). Fall.

2000 “Opportunities For All - The Potential for Supported Volunteering in Community Agencies.” (With John Vedell) The Journal of Volunteer Administration. Vol. XVIII (2). Winter.

1999 Beyond Police Checks: The Definitive Volunteer and Employee Screening Guidebook. Dundas: Linda Graff And Associates Inc.

1999 “Risk Management In Volunteer Programs.” In The Nonprofit Management Handbook (Second Edition). Tracy D. Connors, (Ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

1998 “Past, current, and expected future trends in volunteering by retired persons: the development of personal talents and the fulfillment of civic responsibilities.” In M. Maunsell (Ed.) Designing Meaningful New Volunteer Roles For Retired Persons. Victoria: Centre on Aging and Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria.

1997 Well Centred: Policy Development For Volunteer Centres. Ottawa: Volunteer Canada

1997 ”Policy Development and Physical Activity Volunteer program Management.” (with Sue Inglis) Avante - A Journal of the Council of University Professors and Researchers. Vol 3 (3).

1997 ”Selection, Screening & Placement,” “Risk Management,” & “Policies For Volunteer Services” Chapters in Management of Volunteer Services in Canada: The Text, Ginette Johnstone (ed.). Carp, Ontario: Johnstone Training and Consultation Inc.

1995 ”Policies For Volunteer Programs.” In Volunteer Management Handbook. Tracy D. Connors, (ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

1995 ”Taking Volunteering Into The Twenty-first Century: Risk Management Is Indispensable.” In Journal of Volunteer Resources Management. Vol. 4(2).

1993, 1997 “By Definition: Policy Development For Volunteer Programs.” Dundas: Linda Graff And Associates Inc.

1993 ”The Key To The Boardroom Door: Policies For Volunteer Programs.” The Journal of Volunteer Administration. Vol. XI(4).

1993 ”Paid And Unpaid: Who Should Do What?” The Journal of Volunteer Resources Management. Vol. 2(3).

1991 "Volunteer for the Health of It" Etobicoke: Volunteer Ontario.

1989 "Voluntary Organizations and Volunteering: Size Doesn’t Matter" and "Voluntary Activity in Ontario: How Much is 4.5 Billion Dollars Worth?" Profiles of Volunteers Based on the 1987 National Survey of Volunteer Activity - Profile Numbers 20 & 25. Monographs published by the Voluntary Action Directorate of Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada.

1984 ”Considering the Many Facets of Volunteer/Union Relations.” Voluntary Action Leadership. (Summer).

1984 ”The Role of Volunteers During a Strike.” The Journal of Volunteer Administration. Vol. II(4).

1983 Volunteer-Union Relations: A Discussion Paper. Monograph published by the Voluntary Action Centre of Hamilton & District. Hamilton.

1982 "Industrialization of Agriculture: Implications For The Position Of Women.” Resources For Feminist Research. Vol. II(1). (March).

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