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Help support the RSA's mission of enriching society through ideas and action.
The power to create is the ability to turn your ideas and aspirations into reality.
The rapid pace of change in society, politics and technology means that many more people around the world now have the desire, the tools and the resources to turn their ideas and aspirations into reality.
Our Power to Create approach aims to ensure that this creative power can be exercised by everyone, not just the few. Through our Fellowship, research, practical innovation and campaigning, we are working to release the creativity of as many people as possible, in order to address the many challenges that we currently face - from low educational attainment, to social isolation, unemployment, and climate change.
We believe that the innovation that flows from this approach can establish a 21st enlightenment, ensuring that ever more creative people are equipped for the creative times we live in.
We seek out enlightened thinking and put it to work in practical ways
We nurture and engage a network of Fellows, employees and partners that is proactive, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial and diverse
The breadth of our interests, networks and methods give access to a wide spectrum of skills including horizon scanning, generating debate, primary and secondary research, civic engagement, practical innovation and enterprise development
The global reach of the RSA, our independence and our broad and multidisciplinary networks means we can identify emerging new challenges and spot and curate powerful new ideas
Our mission is not merely to commentate or to recommend to others but to develop and wherever possible rigorously test practical, scalable, solutions.
Through its unique networks the RSA seeks to make its ideas and innovations available as inspiration, opportunity, and resource to all.
Our ability to fulfil our purpose is dependent on how we work and the culture we create
We value the quality and rigour of ideas, not where they come from or allegiance to any ideology. We take imaginative new approaches to solving problems and believe in the power of design and creativity to effect change
We try things out and are prepared to fail in the pursuit of what works, learning from everything that we do. We make intelligent use of our resources by building on what works already, trusting people - especially our employees and Fellows - and treating them as assets.
All our work is aligned with our social purpose, and we do not take on work that conflicts with our mission or values. We aspire to global excellence in all our work and make products and services we want to use and promote ourselves
We value other people's work and wisdom, treat them with respect and do not attack or steal the work of others. We judge ourselves by the contribution we make to society not by the benefits we gain as an organisation