Expert Solutions for Complex Needs

What best describes the kind
of community where your
school is located?
Not sure which one to select?
These are some examples.
Is your community similar to
one of these areas?
Use your best judgement to choose
(Grades 6 to 8)
(Grades 9 to 12)
Rural community
(people, homes and businesses are located far away from one another)
Abbotsford, Albany, Alma, Ashland, Baraboo, Barron, Bayfield, Belmont, Bowler, Bruce, Cedar Grove, Chetek, Eagle River, Edgar, Hammond, Lac du Flambeau, Ladysmith, Manitowoc, Marshfield, River Falls, Stockbridge, Strum, Viroqua, Wisconsin Dells Thurs, 1/28    6:30 to 8:30 pm
Tues, 2/2        10 am to noon
Wed, 2/10      3:30 to 5:30 pm
Tues, 1/26    3:30 to 5:30 pm
Mon, 2/1      1:00 to 3:00 pm
Wed, 2/10    6:30 to 8:30 pm
Suburban community
(generally outside of or within commuting distance of a city)
Altoona, Ashwaubenon, Brookfield, Brown Deer, Chippewa Falls, De Pere, East Troy, Genoa City, Greenfield, Hartford, Hartland, Holmen, Howard, Hudson, Kaukana, Kimberly, Kenosha, Middleton, Oregon, Somerset, Superior, West Salem, Weston/Schofield Wed, 2/3       3:30 to 5:30 pm
Tues, 2/9       10 am to noon
Thurs, 2/11    6:30 to 8:30 pm
Wed, 1/27   6:30 to 8:30 pm
Tues, 2/2     3:30 to 5:30 pm
Mon, 2/8     1:00 to 3:00 pm
Milwaukee and Racine
(a high concentration of people live or work)
Milwaukee and Racine Fri, 2/5          3:30 to 5:30 pm
Thurs, 2/11   3:30 to 5:30 pm
Mon, 2/1     3:30 to 5:30 pm
Tues, 2/9     6:30 to 8:30 pm
Other cities and urban areas
(not Milwaukee or Racine, but where a high concentration of people live or work)
Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, La Crosse, Madison, Neenah, Onalaska, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Wausau, West Allis Tues, 2/2      6:30 to 8:30 pm
Thurs, 2/4    3:30 to 5:30 pm
Mon, 2/8     6:30 to 8:30 pm
Thurs, 2/11  1:00 to 3:00 pm

What can we do for you?

Our team of economists and business researchers, statisticians, psychologists, geographic information system specialists, and communications experts are here to meet your organization’s needs.

  • Survey and market research
  • Database design, data collection and analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Strategic planning, communication and group process
  • Measurement, evaluation and outcome research

We provide the full spectrum of academic resources and technical expertise of the University of Wisconsin System – with research methods tailor-made to fit your specific needs. We offer:

  • Commitment to independence, objectivity and transparency
  • Cost-effective budgeting and a dedication to meeting timelines and deliverables
  • Collaboration and partnership in meeting project objectives
  • First-hand familiarity with the diverse communities throughout Wisconsin

For a free initial consult, contact:

Sharon Belton

WIPPS Research Partners Director Sharon Belton

WIPPS Research Partners Director
(715) 302-8483

What our clients are saying

Mike Beck - President and CEO, U.S. Workstories

“WIPPS has brought added value to my business by lining up university talent in ways we could not have done on our own. They helped us envision how to better measure the effectiveness of our products and services and made us more marketable to the organizations we do business with. I highly recommend WIPPS to any organization that is looking for ways to impact their bottom line.”

Jean Burgener - Board Member, The Connections Place, Inc.

“We needed a high-level feasibility study for an active aging center project. WIPPS delivered. Their team was professional, accessible, transparent, responsive and a delight to work with. I would highly recommend them to any business or nonprofit group that needs professional research services.”

Rene Daniels - Executive Director, North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

“We turned to WIPPS to provide professional research services and found them to be an excellent partner. Because of their connections to experts in the UW System, they can be counted on to deliver high quality work in a timely manner.”

Administrator - Metro Region Oregon State Extension Service

“WIPPS deserves kudos both for leading a national project on the development of a rural community issue guide that Extension is testing in Oregon, as well as their patience and professionalism in working with our team during this process. Their guidance in helping us launch an urban community issue guide project was tremendously valuable.”

Brad Karger - Administrator, Marathon County

“Marathon County was looking at a potential $40 million capital investment to expand our jail with an additional estimated operating cost of $4 million per year. WIPPS led community dialogues that helped our County Board understand what crime and punishment strategies the community supported. This led to the county investing in treatment courts, expanded treatment and alternative jail monitoring programs.”