Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact

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Wilder Research helps communities thrive by turning information into impact. 

Through research and evaluation services, we partner with organizations to measure and improve program effectiveness, identify needs and solutions, and make data-informed decisions that improve lives. As an independent research unit of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, we work with nonprofits, foundations, and government entities throughout Minnesota and the country

The need for good research, planning and data-based decision-making has never been greater.


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What We Offer

Identify needs and solutions, understand emerging trends, measure your organization’s effectiveness, and increase your impact on issues you care about.
Browse hundreds of Wilder Research publications and download them for free.
Find data and trends on Minnesota, free evaluation resources and tips, and tools to assess your collaboration or initiative.

About Wilder Research

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Upcoming events

Wilder Research evaluation workshops help establish or polish your evaluation skills and equip you with the tools and resources to do evaluation at your organization. Join us!

Unlocking the Power of Logic Models

Build or refine your own logic model, challenge your theory, prevent scope creep, and guide your evaluation.Join Wilder Research to dig… More about this event »

Harvesting Insights: Cultivating the Right Methods for your Evaluation

Is a survey the best way for your organization to get feedback from participants? Will a focus group meet my needs? How do I put together… More about this event »

From Raw Data to Rich Stories: Navigating Qualitative Data

Qualitative data can provide rich and nuanced information that has many applications, from improving program implementation to… More about this event »