Section 2
The History of PHILANTHROPY
Where Do You Score on the TIME, TALENT, and TREASURE Scale?
Time
30-45 minutes depending on size of group
Materials
  • Whiteboard or Flip Chart
  • Paper and pencils
  • Handout: Facilitator Question Key
  • Handout: Facilitator Philanthropic Scorecard
  • Handout: Time, Talent & Treasure Worksheet for Participants
Physical Setting
Large room where 3 or 4 groups can meet
Sequence
  • 5 minutes for introduction
  • 20 minutes for small group sessions
  • 20 to total worksheet & discussion

Participants will take a quiz and see how they score in their philanthropic actions. Each set of questions moves them from individual involvement to group philanthropic actions.

Objectives

  • To explore and help the participants understand how they have been philanthropic through the sharing of their time, talent and treasure

Activity

The facilitator explains that this activity will help the participants understand more about their current and past involvement in philanthropic activities. The participants will learn more about the concepts that make up philanthropic action.

Each set of actions includes one for individual action and one for moving beyond “self” to involving others. The actions involve the giving of one’s time, talent, and treasure for the common good. This activity reinforces the definition of philanthropy used throughout the lessons: thoughtful, intentional, and ongoing giving of your time, talent, and treasure for the common good.

The facilitator explains that points will be given for TIME, TALENT, and TREASURE actions. The facilitator will call out a series of actions and if the participants have performed the action, they are to place the appropriate number of points (as stated by the facilitator) in the blank next to the question. At the end of the questions, the participants will total the numbers for a “philanthropic action score”.

Facilitator note:  Once the participants have totaled their scores, ask the participants to raise their hands if they have scored at least 25, 50, or 100 to see the ranges. Take a few minutes to discuss the questions.

Reflection/Discussion

Celebrate the philanthropic actions that the youth have accomplished. It is important to connect the dots of how these questions represent the sharing of someone’s time, talent and treasure; therefore, by taking these actions, they are philanthropists.