William Corkill


Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Membership Systems
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At a glance:

Here's what I can help you with:

  • Need help with technology for your foundation? I can help with that!
  • Assistance with new software or planning technology strategies for your foundation.
  • Creating a website!  I can help you build a website through our WebServices program.
  • Questions about navigating the website, listserv, or other technology services we provide.

Leadership roles:

Bill serves on the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) for Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The TAC committee reviews the foundation’s use of technology and helps the foundation maximize its use of IT resources to meet its mission.

He also serves on United Philanthropy Forum's Knowledge Management (KM) Collaborative committee. The United Philanthropy Forum, Knowledge Management Collaborative is a custom technology platform built on Salesforce and Drupal, to power the websites and back office operations for organizations like CMF and other philanthropy support organizations.

Additionally, Bill has been co-leading Salesforce's Outbound Funds community project, helping develop a free open-source solution to manage grantmaking. If you are a Salesforce user, you can learn more about using this solution in the Salesforce Community.

Get to know Bill:

What do you do all day long?
Manage the technology that keeps CMF running 24x7!  I'm always watching the latest technology trends and looking for that next great app! 

What's the best part of your job?
I love helping people, especially when I see that light bulb appear after explaining the answer to some of the latest technology question.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip or Blue Moon for something different!

Favorite book from childhood?
Where the Wild Things Are or just about any Dr. Seuss book

Favorite book?
Object Oriented Programming for..... (not really!)

What music are you streaming?
Probably something from Nirvana

Why do you love where you live?
I love that we have access to so many different experiences.  Within a few hours or less in every direction, Michigan gives you so many new things to experience! Plus, 4 out of 5 Great Lakes prefer Michigan!

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
Well, I already have one super power! When ever I stand next to someone with a computer problem, those problems magically disappear.  But if I could have a second power, I want to be able to fly.  That sounds like a lot of fun.

Dream vacation?
I have never left the United States and I would love to visit Europe.

I love cars, driving them, looking at them, working on cars - all things CARS! I also enjoy boating with the family and wakeboarding.