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Wilder Research Services

Turning information into impact

Our work with nonprofits, community leaders, government agencies, foundations, and policymakers provides them with the information they need to understand issues, identify solutions, and make data-informed decisions to improve lives and communities.

As a community-focused organization, we emphasize a collaborative and flexible approach, informed by sound and innovative methods.

Working with Wilder Research

Our experienced in-house staff of nearly 100 researchers, data collection and analysis, web and application development, and communications and graphic design specialists provide a full range of services to meet your needs. A project manager will work with you to identify and implement a plan that gets you the information you need to help you understand what’s working and what’s not, make effective changes, raise funds, and influence policy.

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Featured Projects

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Michigan Fitness Foundation Captures “Ripple Effects” to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Lila Gutuskey came to Wilder Research in search of a new way to share her organization’s impact. With an evaluation tool called Ripple Effects Mapping, the Michigan Fitness Foundation found a new way to capture the impacts of their state...More about this story »