Trends, insights and thought leadership on community matters by Wilder staff, volunteers, supporters and partners


Music for Life Connects Older Adults with Music and Community

by Ryan Ander-Evans
Learn how evaluation partner MacPhail Center for Music connects older adults through music classes and ensembles. Hear participants in their own words and learn about the program's impact.

Meet the Board: 6 Questions with Judy Kishel

by Judy Kishel
The Meet the Board spotlight helps Wilder's community get to know the members of our Board of

Doing Taxes? Time to Think About Charitable Giving Plans.

by Anne Rodenberg
Tax time is a great time to plan and adjust how and when you give to charities. As you review your 2023 paperwork and think about your charitable plans for 2024, know that there are ways to maximize… Read more »

Investing in Wilder Through Your IRA

by Anne Rodenberg
When well invested over time, an IRA becomes a helpful tool to support your life goals. If one of your goals is to strengthen our community by supporting charities like Wilder - and you are 70 ½ or… Read more »

Twin Cities organizations named 2024 pro bono research partners

Hopewell Music Cooperative North and Irreducible Grace Foundation have been selected to receive pro bono research and evaluation assistance from Wilder Research in 2024. The organizations were chosen… Read more »

Turning data into action: What’s next for the Minnesota Homelessness Study?

by Stephanie Nelson-Dusek
Find out how thousands of interviews with people experiencing homelessness are turned into information that improves policies and programs.

A Holistic Approach to Supporting Young People in Minnesota

A look at what Minnesota Student Survey findings tell us about student well-being.

3 things to know about renewals for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare

For the past three years, Medicaid (known as Medical Assistance in Minnesota) and MinnesotaCare have waived the annual renewal process, in which members must submit proof of eligibility for their… Read more »