Help the RSA turn enlightened thinking into action

The RSA is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to the social challenges we face. We work to understand and enhance human capability to close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. For example, the RSA Academy is one of over 200 UK schools that offer the RSA’s innovative Opening Minds curriculum. We also find user-centred approaches to help drug misusers recover from their addiction. We provide a platform for critical debate and new ideas with over 50 million now watching our lectures online and inspire our 27,000 network of Fellows to be a force for civic innovation and social change.

Corporate partnerships

Our corporate funders are thought leaders who want to support a fresh, practical and independent approach to policy thinking and development – from finding new ways to improve educational achievement to supporting social enterprises or developing a ‘people’s pension’ which is more transparent, accountable and better value.

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Event sponsorship

Our event sponsors support one of the UK’s most exciting free public lecture programmes and enjoy prime positioning and profile, brand affinity and networking opportunities. Recent speakers include: David Cameron MP, Joseph Stiglitz, Ed Miliband MP, Steven Pinker, Ken Robinson and Susan Neiman. Our RSAnimates - animations of our most inspiring lectures - are now being watched by over 18 million worldwide.

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Funding partnerships

With the support of our funders – Trusts, Foundations, local authorities and public bodies - our Projects combine radical new thinking with practical action to deliver positive social change and help people to fulfil their potential. These range from work in education, design and the arts, to enterprise, public service innovation and community development – such as developing holistic strategies to help people recover from drug misuse.

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Different ways to donate

Other ways to support us

Becoming a Fellow

Our work is supported by a global 27,000 strong Fellowship – achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive social change - who share new ideas, skills and contacts, develop their own projects and support others through local and online networks.

Fellows’ fundraising how to guide

Download our short guide with some top tips on how to get your new project off the ground.