Dear financial community members,

I'm sharing some news from the DART Project below. This newsletter is a resource for staff across the University who are affected by the DART Project about our progress. In this issue, you'll see and hear some messages about volunteering for the DART Project. We've asked members of the development community to step forward to participate in design sessions, and will soon be asking for members of the financial community to step forward as well.

In particular, we know Financial community volunteers are needed for DART’s Revenue Management functional area. Many of you were involved in the Life Cycle of the Gift requirement gathering process. The design group covering this area will determine how Fund Data, Matching Gifts, Gift Administration, the Finance/Fund Interface and the Life Cycle of the Gift will work in the new DART system.

This presentation provides some information about how the project is organized and where volunteers are needed. If you're interested in participating as a volunteer, or you have someone on your staff you want to volunteer,  please review the information packets for design teams and/or the resource group). Complete the form on the back of either packet and submit it to indicate your interest. If you have questions about volunteering before committing, please contact Thom Madden ( with your questions.

Deborah Mero
Director of Financial and University Development Systems
University of Michigan

Tour de DART - Project Newsletter Bike Wheel
Report to the DART Project Starting Line!

This is the new monthly newsletter from the DART Project. Listen to quick audio messages from DART Project leaders, get to know project team members, and link to important resources to keep you ready for transition.

On Track: Progress, Challenge & Triumph

Why cycling is a good analogy for the DART Project (Jefferson Porter, 1:29mins)

It's not too late to volunteer
(Larry Chaffee, 1:46mins)

What to expect as a volunteer
(Larry Chaffee, 2:25mins)

Contract signing & Design teams kickoff on the horizon
(Larry Chaffee, 1:29mins)

Breaking news: The first of our design teams kicks off this week! Next issue, look for an update from the volunteer perspective.

At the Pedals: The Project Management Core Team

This team is responsible for:

  • project planning
  • day to day tasks, details, and oversight
  • resource balancing
  • keeping project on track and within budget

What do members think is their biggest challenge on the DART project?

Gearing Up: Resources to stay ready for the race

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