Some templates for committee charters are available through the Association of Governing Boards, NH Center for Nonprofits and the Area Health Education Center websites. Charters typically contain the committee's mission, responsibilities, list of board members and meeting requirements, according to the AGB website.
A committee charter's purpose is to outline the purpose and organization of the committee, states the AGB website. The template outlines the elements of the charter that should be included.
The NH Center for Nonprofits website offers several different templates, including templates for writing bylaws, profiles, orientation charts, charters and job descriptions, among others.
The AHEC website offers a sample template that includes important elements such as authority, timing and responsibilities of the committee and committee members.