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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. Contact us to talk about the challenges you and your organization face.

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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

Meet our Executive Director

Meet Heather Britt, executive director of Wilder Research

Earlier this year, Wilder welcomed Heather Britt as the new executive director of Wilder Research. Heather brings 25 years of experience in applied research focused on public health, health equity, and education. She comes to Wilder from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota, where she helped evolve analytics and data teams toward improved service delivery. In this video, get to know Heather, her leadership values, and her hopes for the future of Wilder Research. 

Latest from Wilder Research

Listen: Talking Through the Numbers

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Listen to discussions with researchers, community leaders, and service providers to examine pressing issues facing our communities today to offer insight beyond the numbers. 

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