[PDF] Typical Contents of Board of Diectors Manual Contents of Board manuals may differ somewhat among different organizations, depending on the needs and nature of the organization, including the Board model preferred by the nonprofit. The contents of the Board Manual and activities to update it might be the responsibility of a Board Development Committee. Sample Contents of Board Member's Manual Contents of board policies manuals may differ somewhat among different organizations, depending on the needs and nature of the organization. Regardless of the content, manuals should be provided to each Board member. This manual greatly helps to orient and train new Board members, and ensure efficient organization and access to these materials.