Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Book Review: Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
Harper One, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Earlier this spring, I was fortunate enough to go to Baltimore for the International Conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Our keynote speaker was Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the excitement among the 3,000+ fundraisers in attendance was palpable. He's the type of person who makes you feel like you're in the presence of God.
His speech was, as we expected, incredibly inspiring. Among the oft-tweeted lines that he said to a room full of fundraisers - a tough profession to be in during a recession - was that our jobs involve making the world a better place.
"Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey ..." he nearly whispered into the microphone, enunciating syllables like Sinatra. "You have ... a noble profession. You have a calling. You have a vocation." Gave many of us goosebumps.
His speech was also downright hilarious, which we did not expect. I'm telling you, the guy brought down the house and had us roaring with laughter.