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 experts, and strategic communications and graphic design specialists provide a full range of services to meet your needs. We 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.

Research Services We Offer

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What our partners say

Wilder Research helped us wade through the world of data so we have a clear path to real results. With Wilder at our side, the Northside community will one day share in the prosperity of our state and region.


Read stories of our work with partner organizations

Three people stand side-by-side under a pop-up tent at an outdoor festival. The middle person holds a sign that says I envision a world with no borders -- MN8.

Wilder Research and MN8 conduct the first community needs assessment of the Cambodian community in Minnesota to learn what they need to thrive

MN8 advocates and provides direct services and support for Southeast Asian Minnesotans who are facing detention and/or deportation. The organization recognized that the communities they serve had faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and knew that the issues and challenges related to immigration existed alongside other critical community needs. MN8 and Wilder partnered to conduct the first known community needs assessment of Cambodian residents in Minnesota. More about this story »