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


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 »

2023 Public Policy Roundup part 2: Housing and aging services

by Adrián Rafael Magaña
The 2023 Public Policy Roundup series continues with highlights of successes achieved in the areas of housing and aging services. The bills are organized by their primary focus, including increasing… Read more »

2023 Public Policy Roundup: Education

by Adrián Rafael Magaña
It has been just over three weeks since the 93rd legislature adjourned, and we are happy to share that we moved a record number of priorities from Wilder's Public Policy Agenda. In fact, so many of… Read more »

Minnesota Homeless Study Volunteer Spotlight: David Schultz

David Schultz has spent much of his life educating people about and working to end homelessness. Born and raised in South St. Paul, he was a street outreach worker at Catholic Charities in the 70s… Read more »