Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact

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Wilder Research helps communities thrive by turning information into impact. 

Through research and evaluation services, we partner with organizations to measure and improve program effectiveness, identify needs and solutions, and make data-informed decisions that improve lives. As an independent research unit of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, we work with nonprofits, foundations, and government entities throughout Minnesota and the country

The need for good research, planning and data-based decision-making has never been greater.

651-280-2700research@wilder.org

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What We Offer

Identify needs and solutions, understand emerging trends, measure your organization’s effectiveness, and increase your impact on issues you care about.
Browse hundreds of Wilder Research publications and download them for free.
Find data and trends on Minnesota, free evaluation resources and tips, and tools to assess your collaboration or initiative.

About Wilder Research

2023 Minnesota Homeless Study initial results

Upcoming events

Wilder Research evaluation workshops help boost your evaluation skills and equip you with the tools and resources to do evaluation at your organization. Join us!

From Raw Data to Rich Stories: Navigating Qualitative Data

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Qualitative data can provide rich and nuanced information that has many applications, from improving program implementation to… More about this event »

Better Research, Stronger Communities: Engaging Communities in Research & Evaluation

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When community members are authentically involved in evaluation, it’s more likely to reflect the priorities, values, and experiences of… More about this event »

Unlocking the Power of Logic Models

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NEW DATE!Build or refine your own logic model, challenge your theory, prevent scope creep, and guide your evaluation.Join Wilder Research… More about this event »

Modern Survey Question Design

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Surveys are an easy and effective way to get feedback from people interacting with your program or organization. But the key to meaningful… More about this event »