Barca have stated their intention to boycott a meeting with the RFEF on Tuesday because of their perceived ill-treatment by referees this season. The meeting has been called to decide a venue for this season's Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.
Godall today claimed that former president Joan Laporta saw the importance of maintaining close links with the federation, in particular with his counterpart at the organisation Angel Maria Villar.
Godall told Spanish sports daily Marca: "Not having a good relationship with the RFEF hurts us. We have to be close to the entities which exercise power and not turn our back on them.
"Laporta cultivated very good relations with these institutions and that helped us."
Barcelona were angered by the decision to send off defender Gerard Pique during last Saturday's Primera Division match against Sporting Gijon, a call Pique described as "premeditated".
They were unhappy with the RFEF's decision not to take action against Real Madrid midfielder Pepe for an apparent stamp on the hand of Barca forward Lionel Messi earlier this season, and the Catalan giants also felt they should have been awarded penalties in matches against Osasuna and Valencia.