Board manuals – A guide to your galaxy
Abstract: Like an employee handbook, a board manual familiarizes readers with an organization’s policies and procedures, giving them information at their fingertips. A manual can introduce board members to the nonprofit’s reason for being and way of doing things. It can detail who has particular responsibilities, and prepare board members to be effective spokespeople for the nonprofit. This article describes what’s essential to include in a manual, and what is simply desirable.