The board manual is the handbook that is prepared for members of the board of directors of a nonprofit organization. This manual should be given to them at their board orientation session, or upon their election to the board.

Table of Contents:

Brief History of Organization
Statement of Purpose (Mission)
Long Range Plan
Articles of Incorporation
Policies (Personnel, Conflict of Interest, etc.)
Board of Directors Roster with Biographical Information
Board Responsibilities – general and specific
Committee Composition and Job Descriptions
Organizational Chart
Budget and Recent Financial Statements
Meeting Dates
Program Description
Membership List
State & Federal Contact List
List of Major Funders
Calendar of events
Other relevant information

Adapted from the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies
Filebox Organizational Development Manual and Legal & Financial Primer