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 help organizations throughout Minnesota and the country measure and improve your 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 to inform decisions and improve lives.

The COVID-19 crisis presents us all with significant challenges. We remain committed to meeting your research and evaluation needs during this unique time. Please contact us to talk about current or new projects and about the challenges you and your organization face. The need for good research, planning, and data-based decision-making has never been greater.

651-280-2700 | research@wilder.org


Work with us

Wilder Research is currently hiring for two new leadership positions. The Associate Director of Operations and the Associate Director of Research, together with the Executive Director, will form a leadership team accountable for Wilder Research's strategic and organizational leadership and success. 

What We Offer

Research Services

Identify needs and solutions, understand emerging trends, measure your effectiveness, and increase your impact on issues you care about. Learn about our services

Publications Library

Browse hundreds of Wilder Research publications and download them for free. Browse the Library. 

Evaluation Resources and Tools

Find data and trends on Minnesota, free evaluation resources and tips, and tools to assess your collaboration or initiative. Get resources and tools

About Wilder Research

Research Topics

Wilder Research partners with organizations to examine issues, trends and the effectiveness of programs and services. Together, we provide credible information that can be used to inform strategies and action to improve lives. Learn more about recent research in these areas. 

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Evaluation 101 Webinar Series

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Wilder Research Information Session

Join us for an information session to learn more about working at Wilder Research Learn more about Wilder Research's work and research… More about this event »