Creating Systemic Change

The organizations we work for and the communities we live in are no different than nature itself – dynamic and complex. In order to make a difference and ensure our impact is sustainable, we look for the fingerprints of our impact at the largest level of “systems,” also known as systemic change.

Paradigm Shift

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged now more than ever to address how business as usual is done in a world that demands creating true change.  This month’s Foundation Friday takes a deep dive into limiting paradigms and how to make an impactful shift with dramatic, revolutionary changes.

Support for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

This month’s Foundation Friday is a moving, first-hand account from The House of Guardian Angels in Poland, and their work helping women and children refugees who have crossed the border from Ukraine.

Powerful Partnering for Change in your Community
The economic and social climate of recent years has ushered in increased interest in meaningful for-profit and nonprofit partnerships – especially those that can impact a wide swath of their communities.

Frontline Initiative

Welcome to the first Foundation Friday of 2022!

Please take a few moments to hear from Best Year Yet Foundation Executive Director, Aaron Cohen, as he discusses the foundation’s focus for 2022 – The Frontline Initiative.

2021 Gratitude & 2022 Look Ahead

As we look to the new year, we continue to focus on the common threads and themes that connect our grantees and partners. This last year, one important theme has come to the forefront: educators, first responders, disaster relief, veterans, at-risk youth, and NextGen leadership development, among others.

This Journey Together

Take a moment to hear from Best Year Yet Foundation Executive Director, Aaron Cohen, regarding The Jinny Ditzler Legacy Fund and the fund’s first grantee, The Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.

The Why and How of Partnership

Hear from Best Year Yet Foundation Executive Director, Aaron Cohen, regarding the benefits for you or your organization partnering with the Foundation to make a lasting impact on your community.

One Step We Can All Take Towards Community Impact

Communities make us stronger, safer, and more connected. Imagine the impact we could create if we all got involved in bettering our communities. The question for many is, “How do I get involved?”

Origin Story

Hear Best Year Yet Foundation Executive Director, Aaron Cohen, speak about the origins of the Foundation and its connection to the work that InteraWorks is bringing to our corporate clients.


Here in the jumbled cacophony of 21st century, the living voice of wisdom is often drowned out by the stammering demands for results, accomplishment, achievement, growth, wealth, fame, success. Is there still a place for wisdom in our culture; in our communities; in our hearts?

From Seeing a Need to Creating a Change

We’ve all seen powerful heartwarming stories. A child is inspired to help a neighbor, hospital worker, or some other cause that led him or her to action, to try and make a difference no matter how small…then something unexpected happens.

Education’s Infinite Possibilities

As we gear up for the 2021-22 School Year, it is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we share the success of our school district partnerships.  We applaud our extraordinary leaders on the successful finish to one of the most challenging school years brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) brings many unexpected benefits.  CSR is more than just a passing trend, especially among young adults, who are pushing companies to integrate CSR into their mission and practices.

The Heart of Service

I believe that being of service is a normal, natural state of being – it reflects the highest attributes that we possess as human beings, but those who choose to commit their entire lives in service to others are exceptional indeed.

Four Ways Corporate Philanthropy Can Lead a Post-COVID Breakthrough

Some of the challenges we face today may seem insurmountable, as many are still under duress from the threats of the pandemic. The opportunities for corporate philanthropy to make a difference are emerging to fill critical gaps. Here are four that rise to the top.

Profile of a Change-Maker

This month we are excited to introduce you to a difference-maker whose leadership inspires us with clear steps toward what is possible for the future, Caroline Rabar-Okong’o.

Our Clients Speak for Themselves!

This month we’d like to share about our impact from another perspective – that of the people we serve. Here are just a couple of comments we’ve had from grantees who’ve experienced first-hand the difference that working with the Best Year Yet Foundation has made for them and the communities they serve. breakthrough. 

Beyond a Comeback and Into a Breakthrough

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Foundation Friday of 2021! As we turn the calendar on a new year, many of us are still feeling the impacts of 2020.  At the Best Year Yet Foundation, our focus goes way beyond a comeback and into a clear vision of a people-powered breakthrough.