The facilitator asks the participants to form small groups of 3 or 4. One index card per group is passed out with one of the following words printed on it (one word per card – not the meaning).
The small groups are asked to look at the index card and come up with a meaning for the word. Each group has a recorder to write down the meaning on a separate sheet of paper. Index cards are exchanged among the groups so all of the groups have an opportunity to see all the words. Each group is asked to report out to the larger group on their meanings for the words.
The facilitator then asks the groups to look up the definitions of the words either online or from a dictionary. The recorder in each group will note the actual definition on a sheet of paper. The facilitator brings everyone back to the large group and asks them to share the actual definitions with everyone. Facilitator explains that the group now has a beginning “glossary” of the philanthropic language they will be learning more about in the coming sessions.