Royal Society of Arts (RSA) US

The RSA US is an active community of problem solvers. Our Fellows are leaders in their fields united by a commitment to social change and human progress.

aka RSA US   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  https://www.thersa.org/us

Mission

The RSA US works to grow civic culture by providing opportunities for serendipity and collective action through our community of Fellows. Our Fellows are leaders in their fields united by a commitment to social change and human progress. Our Fellowship is made up of grassroots community organizers, “big idea” thinkers and academics, problem-solvers, tinkerers and inventors, expert facilitators, designers, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, network builders, impact investors and philanthropists, amongst others. Through our Fellowship we help to put a spotlight on important issues and architect relationships that can drive society forward. We believe in the power of dialogue and connection to unlock change in the world.

Ruling year info

1992

RSA US Director

Alexa Clay

Main address

2215 Coral Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125 USA

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EIN

23-2647480

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Business and Industry (S40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want to help create an economy that enables everyone to have basic access to economic security and to fulfill their creative potential. We want to help create a shift in power to people and communities so they can better meet their social and economic needs. And we want to help create a world where everyone receives a generous education so they can take part more fully in economic, social, cultural and intellectual life.

Our programs

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US Fellowship

The RSA US functions as a distributed think/do tank in large part due to the actions of our 1,000 Fellows who lead work across the country on important elements of social change. We are proudly set up on open distributed organizational principles that seek to maximize opportunities for our Fellows to self-organize through public convenings, virtual events and salons, project support and networking, and collaborative research.

Population(s) Served

We partner with key regions and organizations in the U.S. to support the acceleration of approaches to tackling regional inequality, pioneering inclusive growth and equity, supporting lifelong learning and creativity in education, and stewarding heritage and deliberative democracy.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Annual Gold Medal 2006

National Arts Club

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are a community of proactive problem solvers, sharing powerful ideas, carrying out cutting-edge research and building networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, influence and demonstrate practical solutions to realize change. We work to support and architect coalitions for change at both national and regional levels to drive impact on issues related to economic security, lifelong learning, inclusive growth, energy transition, criminal justice reform, and deliberative democracy, amongst other things.

We bring attention to compelling ideas through our research and think tank arm and then support the growth of networks that can help to operationalize innovative policies and solutions. Our research and ideas platform spotlights innovative solutions for driving impact and our network helps to make those ideas a reality through working to embed enlightened policies and practices in public and private sector practice.

We have a dual skill-set as both a network building institution and in cutting-edge public policy research. This helps us to diagnose societal problems and then mobilize the right networks to design appropriate interventions.

We continue to work on inclusive growth and recently published a new report, Inclusive Growth in Action, setting out eight case studies of innovative practices from around the world. We have looked to showcase initiatives where inclusive growth has moved beyond rhetoric and strategy to transformational change on the ground.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Royal Society of Arts (RSA) US

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ric Grefé

Design Thinker in Residence at Williams College

Term: 2019 - 2021

Peter Rabley

Omidyar

Shaifali Puri

Jan Portillo

RSA

Lolita Jackson

New York City Mayor's Office

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No