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Boards help sheets part 10 - Board-Staff-Volunteers

Managing the relationships

The board and the "workers" (the staff and the volunteers) have separate and distinct roles, but are all integral to the success of the community organisation they serve. Managing the relationships effectively are imperative to the group's efficient and effective functioning.

  • How do the roles of the board and the staff/volunteers differ?
  • How can the relationships be managed more effectively?
  • What can we do if it all goes pear-shaped?

These help sheets will help you answer these questions and ensure that all sections of your community group - its mind and its body - work together towards the same aim.

We will be adding new help sheets regularly so keep coming back to check out the latest tools and resources to help strengthen your board and yourself as a board member.

Help sheets:

More help sheets:

Part 1 - Board basics: Before you join a board
Part 2 - Board building: Recruitment, induction, training & succession
Part 3 - Better boards: Assessing & improving your board
Part 4 - Board structures: Getting the nuts & bolts right
Part 5 - Troubleshooting: Fixing common board problems
Part 6 - Better members: Boosting your own effectiveness
Part 7 - Board responsibilities: Fulfilling your governance role
Part 8 - Strategic planning:Mapping your group's future
Part 9 - Board business: Towards more effective meetings
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