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3 "Hats" for Board Members

When board members or staff aren’t clear on the roles or “hats” they wear, confusion can occur. To agree on a model, the board needs to discuss how these roles differ from those of the staff. The governance hat is only worn when the full board is present. The implementation hat is worn only when the board gives one or more board members authority to carry out a board policy. The volunteer hat is worn when board members are actively participating with organizational activities as volunteers. Establishing clarity on distinct roles and their corresponding "hats" is essential for effective governance, ensuring that board members and staff can navigate their responsibilities seamlessly, minimizing confusion and fostering a well-functioning organization.


If your organization needs guidance in navigating these roles, Diagrid offers a wide range of executive support to get you started. Reach out on our website today!



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