Board Manual


A board manual is a summary of the expectations, rules and modes of work for the governing board of the organisation.


This toolkit is useful when your organisation:

  • needs to ensure the effective functioning of the existing board.
  • is in the process of expanding the board and needs to ensure that the new members are aligned to the organisation’s and board's objectives, goals and policies and method of operation.
  • needs to attract and retain board members.

What you can expect

In six steps this toolkit will guide you to write a manual for your organisation's board of trustees. Here you’ll find a step-by-step guide, tools, examples and other resources for making a board manual.

What you get

Know how:

  • an overview of how to write a board manual step-by-step
  • a board manual of an organisation working on education
  • an outline of the topics that could be inserted in a board manual

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