Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, fundraising consultant, and organizational development specialist. His mission to empower the disenfranchised is evident in the companies he’s created, the non-profit organizations he’s started, and his community advocacy work. Since 2009, Aaron has raised over $60M for more than 100 organizations in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He currently serves as co-founder and Executive Director of the Best Year Yet Foundation, as well as Democracy Win, an international advocacy organization working to elevate women, minorities and young people to all levels of leadership in politics, non-profits and corporations. Aaron has received recognition for his leadership, advocacy and community involvement including; 40 Under 40 Award Winner by the American Association of Political Consultants The only firm in the U.S. named to the Aristotle Campaign Dream Team in 2010 and 2011 Government Affairs Co-Chair for the Rocky Mountain Anti-Defamation League Digital Media and Learning Award from the MacArthur and HASTAC Foundations for CivicsLab, an innovative blend of technology and education to inspire kids’ participation in civic engagement. Previously, Aaron taught English as a Second Language in rural Costa Rica and spent nearly a decade in Washington, DC where he completed a Masters in International Economics from the George Washington University and managed $30M a year in foreign currency accounts at a major DC based financial institution.

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Start a Ripple, Change the World

  Imagine a pebble dropping into a still lake. Watch one ring of ripples turn into many, growing larger and larger as they reach outward from the center. Now imagine that those ripples represent lives impacted, with the edges of those growing ripples reflecting the reach and magnitude of that impact. This is our vision for the Best Year Yet Foundation. We want to motivate you, inspire  and move you to take action - action that can create impact in multiple directions, forms and levels - for ...
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