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Foundation Operations: Board Issues-> Board Orientation Manual Contents

What should go into a board orientation manual?

A board manual can be a useful reference tool, particularly as an orientation tool for new board members. The contents of a board manual may vary by foundation. Above all, materials should give board members a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of the foundation and their roles and responsibilities. A comprehensive board manual may include the following materials:

Foundation Information

Board Composition

Policies for Board Members

Board Meetings

  • Meeting minutes
  • Meeting process
  • Consent calendar
  • Role of board in grantmaking procedures

Finance and Investments

 

The board manual should considered a working document and should be updated annually.

BoardSource offers a useful guide to compiling a board manual.

Review sample contents of a board manual.

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