Wanting to engage more with the RSA? The single most helpful action you can take is filling out or updating your MyRSA profile with your skills, interests, and availability for connecting. Learn more about how your sharing helps us weave connections, support innovative projects, and bring expertise to research projects.
Whether you’re a recently joined Fellow exploring engagement or a Life Fellow on a journey of supporting the RSA’s charitable mission, finding ways to engage that match your skills, interests and availability can be overwhelming with choice.
No matter where you may fall in our ecosystem of engagement, there is one guaranteed way to enhance your connection to the wider Fellowship and our work – by filling in your MyRSA Profile.
I don’t usually log in to MyRSA. Does it really make that much of a difference?
At its essence, MyRSA is a searchable database. Okay, it may not make for pleasurable browsing like the journal and RSA Animates videos, but its beauty lies in its utility. It enables you to share information with other Fellows and RSA Staff about how you’d invite us to engage with you.
Think of the MyRSA profile as your self-introduction; it’s an opportunity to share your skills, interest and availability for connecting. This helps us to know who the Fellows are in any given area and fill in the larger picture of our Fellowship ecosystem.
Using the MyRSA database, Fellows and staff can discover you through searches to facilitate introductions, weave networks, locate specialised support and expertise for innovative projects, and engage your expertise on relevant research projects.
Across the RSA, staff regularly refer to MyRSA profiles in all streams of our work. Our Engagement Team uses details from MyRSA profiles to target invitations to feedback sessions on the RSA’s research projects. For example, we invited Fellows involved in Early Years Education to a small online workshop to share their experience and expertise with an RSA researcher as part of the development of a project proposal. Our Fellowship Development team identifies Fellows with completed profiles for the “Featured Fellows” sections in the Fellowship newsletters and journal.
For Fellows seeking to connect locally, being able to search by location has helped to identifying collaborators to initiate a local RSA Meetup. Networks also use keyword searches to identify Fellows to speak on panels at themed events.
When a large part of our database is empty or out of date, making these targeted invitations to engage in potentially impactful ways is much harder. Even if you only log in once to fill out your profile, that gives our community a basic foundation for our community to engage you better in Fellowship activity!
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We look forward to learning more about you and how you’d like to contribute to social change.