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.


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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

Minnesota Homeless Study results

A new issue brief from the 2023 Minnesota Homeless Study explores how people experience homelessness differently across the state.

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!