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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 inform action 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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A multi-year Wilder Research project with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helping to inform systems change

Identifying Service Gaps to Improve Lives and Communities: Minnesota Department of Human Services Gaps Analysis

The ultimate goal of any research or evaluation project is to inform action. A multi-year Wilder Research project with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is informing systems changes to meet the needs of some of Minnesota’s...More about this story »