Early in his career, Bob Guittard developed a passion for helping nonprofits cast a bold vision to grow their impact and outline a strategic path to achieve it. He moved to higher education in 2020 after working professionally in marketing, fundraising strategy and consulting for global and domestic nonprofits. Bob believes we need dreamers—those willing to think differently, to forge uncharted territory, to scale impact exponentially, to connect with people’s hearts, and to unlock a generosity that is not only good for others, but also good for themselves, too.
At BWF, Bob leads the division of engagement and donor experience. Through vision, strategy, and leadership, he helps clients articulate and achieve their vision for growth, impact, and increased donors over time. Bob feels a strong sense of purpose and fulfillment in engaging large numbers of people to positively impact even larger numbers of people around the world. He also enjoys collaborating with others on creative and strategic vision-casting for the healthiest possible future.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
Bob enjoys volunteering as a committee member for Young Life Lake Travis, serving in marriage ministry at his church in Austin, as well as mentoring kids without fathers. He loves spending time with his wife and three teenage boys, and pursuing his hobbies whenever time allows: skiing, racquet sports, songwriting, and flyfishing.