Director of Corporate and Networked Partnerships
As director of corporate and networked partnerships, Takita Battle is responsible for BoardSource’s corporate membership program — a program designed to support companies in their efforts to incorporate nonprofit board service into their broader corporate social responsibility strategies. She is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding corporate relationships with new and existing partners to leverage BoardSource as the go-to organization and thought-leader in nonprofit governance through corporations.
Takita brings 17 years of both for-profit and nonprofit management and leadership experience to BoardSource, along with a deep knowledge of corporate strategy to lead organizational growth and greater corporate member engagement. Before joining BoardSource, she served as the director of development at Paul Public Charter School (Paul PCS), where she led the entire fundraising, marketing, family recruitment, and communications strategy for the organization in collaboration with its chief executive and board of trustees. Prior to Paul PCS, Takita was the director of corporate relations at United Negro College Fund, working closely with its corporate scholar programs and other national initiatives. Beginning her career in the special events and publishing industry, Takita worked in sales with Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc., Katz Radio Group, Black Enterprise magazine, and Working Mother Media, which included Diversity Best Practices, National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), and Working Mother magazine.
Takita earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism with a minor in fine arts from Hofstra University and completed a certificate of nonprofit management executive program at Georgetown University. In her spare time she loves to read, cycle, travel, volunteer, and spend quality time with her husband and daughter.