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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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Featured Projects

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Northside Achievement Zone

There is a lot of buzz today about how nonprofits can use data to solve the world’s problems. At the Northside Achievement Zone it is more than a buzz, it is a strongly held belief. We can use data to end multi-generational poverty, but we must have the right partner. That’s why we chose Wilder Research. More about this story »

Speaking For Ourselves

Speaking for Ourselves looks at the experiences of Hmong, Karen, Latino, Liberian, and Somali immigrants and refugees living in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, the biggest needs of immigrant and refugee communities in the Twin Cities, the issues of greatest concern, and assets available to address them.

Read more about Speaking for Ourselves.

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