Wilder Research:
Relevant, Practical, Cost-effective 

We can help your organization or collaboration better understand emerging trends; identify needs and solutions at the policy, community, and program level; measure your effectiveness; and increase public awareness of issues you care about. Whatever your needs, we will work closely with you to ensure a high-quality product that is meaningful, non-partisan, and will best serve the communities with whom you work.

Research and Planning

Our research and planning services include consultation and technical assistance, community assessments, social indicator analysis and benchmarking, demographic and social trend studies, and opinion surveys. We have specialized expertise in ROI (Return on Investment) studies that measure the cost and benefits of policies and programs, and economic impact of programs. We also work with organizations to build capacity and to increase service effectiveness. Learn more


Whether you are a small neighborhood outreach program, a multi-year, multiple-method national initiative, or somewhere between, we can guide you through your entire evaluation process, or assist you on specific phases. Our knowledgeable staff will work to ensure you have a clear understanding of goals and expectations and  that you get the most useful results for your internal and external stakeholders. We can also help your organization to build evaluation capacity.

Reports and Communication

We work closely with our clients to report results in ways that best serve their stakeholders and audiences. Our reports are in easy-to-understand, clear language and often include graphics, dashboards, and maps to convey important information. We can plan or assist your organization with communicating results through presentations, media, events, and webinars.

Survey Center

From client satisfaction surveys to mixed-method approaches for a complex study, our full-service survey center can ensure you obtain reliable data in a cost-effective way. We offer a full-range of services from conducting focus groups to web-based surveys. We are committed to providing service that is culturally competent and respectful of participants and communities.


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 How Can We Help You?

We are happy to talk with you about how we can best meet your specific needs. Give us a call at 651-280-2790 or email us at research@wilder.org

 Resources and Tools


Collaboration Factors Inventory
Helps you assess how your collaboration is doing on 20 research-tested success factors.

Evaluation Basics: An E-learning Course
Takes you through 5 essential steps of evaluation, and includes interactive activities to test your knowledge.

EvaluATOD Web Site
Evaluation tools and resources developed for people working on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention.

Evaluation tipsheets
Useful tips on all phases of evaluation.

Family and Community Engagement Tools (FaCET)
Tools to help assess the current level of informal and formal ways in which children learn in their home and community environments.

Community innovation resources
Tools and resources to help organizations engage in new and deeper ways to organizational evaluation and learning.