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

Six Resources for Youth Engagement

June 24, 2015
Serving children and youth is a core part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s work.

Nonprofits Embracing Social Media

June 15, 2015 by Sarah Lahr
Q: What do you call a social worker who manages the social media pages for a non-profit? A: Care coordinator of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s Caregiver Services Program! It doesn’t seem like a… Read more »

A Story of Impact: Habitat for Humanity

June 10, 2015 by Maddie Hansen-Connell
​Habitat for Humanity helps families in Minnesota, and across the globe, make the dream of homeownership a reality through creating simple, decent, affordable housing. In addition to providing a roof… Read more »

How Can We Help People with Disabilities Live Fully in the Community

June 4, 2015 by Jocelyn Schowalter
Minnesota’s plan to help people with disabilities live more fully in the community has been in the news lately.

What is the Right Question to Resolve the Early Learning Debate?

June 1, 2015
Social, economic and educational inequities and their associated lifelong adverse consequences are preventable. Richard Chase explains how early education is necessary but insufficient.

Effectiveness, and the Case of Dr. Oz

May 21, 2015 by Paul Mattessich
Dr. Oz became famous on Oprah, then developed his own TV show. Millions of people who seek health and medical information hang on his every word. But can we believe him? A group of doctors publicly… Read more »

Reading Between the Lines: Why Caregiving Stories Matter

May 11, 2015 by Maureen Kenney
We knew that Bruce Kramer’s appearance was uncertain when we began planning a book reading with Kramer and MPR host and author Cathy Wurzer. The two had collaborated on “We Know How This Ends –… Read more »

Seven Resources for Trauma-Informed Care

May 6, 2015
If you’re an adult living in the United States, chances are high that you’ve experienced trauma. According to national surveys, 50-90 percent of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event… Read more »