- To ask participants to honestly reflect on their beliefs and feelings about philanthropy
- To introduce the language and actions of philanthropy
The facilitator explains that today we are going to take a stand on some statements. “Every day we take a stand for our beliefs and values by the way we act. Defending someone who is being bullied, telling the truth when it may seem difficult, and returning a lost item to someone are examples of acts that represent values.”
- The facilitator asks the participants what the value or belief is for a person who returns a lost item to someone. (Responses could be honesty, respect for others, integrity, doing the right thing, etc.
- The participants are asked if they can give examples from their own life of the way people take a stand for something in which they believe.
- Papers that are numbered (1 to 5) are placed on the wall throughout the room. (5 = definitely agree and feel strongly about it while 1 = definitely disagree and feel strongly against it).
- The facilitator will read a statement and the participants are encouraged to “Take a Stand: Do you agree? Disagree? Fall somewhere in-between?”
- The participants are directed to go to the number that best fits how they feel and stand under the number.
- The facilitator may want to begin with some current issues. The following are some examples.