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Wilder Research staff are busy! Here are some highlights about the many ways they are sharing their knowledge and skills to make an impact in lives and communities.

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On the Podcast: Collaborating across difference

What are the important considerations and challenges when building effective collaborations between organizations and communities? This episode's discussion draws from Collaboration: What Makes it Work, A Review of Research Literature on Factors Influencing Successful Collaboration (3rd ed.), particularly the chapter focused on collaborating across difference, understanding culture, and navigating power dynamics.

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Contributions to the Field

Wilder Research will be well represented at November's American Evaluation Association conference in Minneapolis. Several Wilder Researchers will present:

Multiple Wilder Research staff presented at the 2019 Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless annual conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Stephanie Nelson-Dusek and Rebecca Sales led a session on Using Data to Inform Service and Policy. Brian Pittman and Michelle Decker Gerrard presented key findings from the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study.

Governor Walz signs a bill to launch the first meeting of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.

Nicole MartinRogers and Bunchung Ly attended a ceremonial bill signing launching the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. Wilder Research will provide research and consultation support to the task force. At right, Governor Walz signs the bill before the first task force meeting. (Photo: Bunchung Ly).

Nicole MartinRogers and Edith Gozli-Lee both presented at the National Indian Education Association conference in Minneapolis. Nicole presented on the development of the Evaluation Guide for Culturally Specific Youth Development Programs and Edith presented her poster on the evaluation results of the MIGIZI Opportunity Reboot Green Jobs Pathway program.

Jackie Aman and Kerry Walsh shared some of their favorite free and low-cost evaluation resources during during a breakout session at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference.

Monica Idzelis Rothe and Michelle Decker Gerrard presented What Works for Mothers in Recovery at the MARRCH 2019 conference. The presentation was based on their 5-year evaluation of the the Women's Recovery Services Initiative. Related: Read a recent blog post about what works.

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