The Timeline Of Onboarding At Member Jungle


Time can be a funny thing; for example, artist Pablo Picasso was alive at the same time as Charles Darwin and rapper Eminem. Four months after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, the last guillotine execution in France took place. Bethlem Royal Hospital, better known as Bedlam (we get the word bedlam and its meaning from the hospital), is over 500 years older than the United States of America.  

The point is that I wanted an excuse to nerd out about surprising history facts, and an article about the timeline of onboarding at Member Jungle was as close as I’m ever going to get. 

In this article, we are going to cover how long it takes to go live with Member Jungle once you decide that’s what you want to do.

The Timeline Of Member Jungle Onboarding 

How long it takes to onboard depends on two main factors: how much of a rush you’re in and which of the two setup options you choose. Those two setup options are DIY and Accelerator; basically, either you build it or we do. So, let’s break down how your choice of setup option will affect the timeline.

DIY Overview 

DIY is where you set up your website and membership management system yourself. You import your member data and organise and customise everything. You'll have a library of help articles and videos to assist you, but other than that, it's all you.

The following timeline demonstrates this. For reference, the points in blue are things you do, and the points in green are things we do. 

Member Jungle Timeline- DIY Setup

So, during the DIY process, our side will only take two, maybe three business days. The time-consuming parts are how long it takes you to import your member data, set up your system, and customise your website. The good news is, however, that how much time they consume is up to you. You can fully build and customise your website in a few days and have it live within one week, but if you'd rather spend months lovingly customising and perfecting every corner of it, you can do that, too.  

On average, it will take about two to three months between signing up and going live; however, some people do it in a week, and others take a year. This is very much a choose-your-own-adventure situation. 

Accelerator Overview

The Accelerator or the Quick Website Setup - Accelerator is where you hand that job over to a member of our team instead of setting up your website and membership system yourself. They will then set up and customise everything to your specifications.  

This does cost extra, with the accelerator starting at $1,999 AUD, but for the extra value and convenience it provides, it is more than worth the cost. 


It's a steal at twice the price


With the Accelerator, you will have a one-on-one meeting with our project manager so they can get a good understanding of what you want from your Member Jungle system and how you want it to look and work. You will also get to choose one of our website themes, and you will get a one-hour training session once everything is done so you know exactly how everything works.  

Below is a timeline of the Accelerator's duration. Again, the points in blue are things you do, and the points in green are things we do.

Member Jungle Timeline- Accelerator Setup

The timeline of the Accelerator depends on you. You will be given a list of a few pieces of information we need before building your website. There really aren't many, and it shouldn't take you more than a few hours to track them all down, but we can't start until we have this information, so any delays here will delay your whole project. 

We will start setting everything up for you once we have all the information we need. On average, this will take about a week. However, when you sign up, you will be given a better time estimate, as it can vary depending on how busy things are. 

If you get us all the information we need promptly, then you will have about one to two weeks between signing up and going live. 

To learn more about the Accelerator and its features and benefits, look at What Is The Accelerator At Member Jungle?

Tips & Tricks To Make Onboarding Quicker

Whether you are setting up your site or we are, you can do a few things to help ensure that your onboarding process is as quick and seamless as possible. 

Read Help Articles

A whole library of Help articles is available to help you onboard and learn your new system as easily as possible. So, make sure you take advantage of these invaluable resources. Have a look at both the Membership Management Learning Centre and the Member Jungle Support Portal to find all of these articles and guides. 

Organise Member Data

You can also ensure that your onboarding is as quick as possible by organising all of your member data and having it ready to import into your new system. Whether we are building your site or you are, having this information ready to go will save everyone time. 

We can also do a custom import of your member data for an additional fee. This can be a great way to ensure that all your information is present and correct when your site goes live. 

Attend Training & Webinars

Member Jungle offers a wide variety of free and paid training options that you absolutely should take advantage of to ensure that you are ready to get the most out of your system when it goes live. This includes fortnightly free webinars that you can attend and ask questions at. 

Assign One Main Contact 

It is also worth assigning one person to be your club's lead on all of this. This person should be the nominated Member Jungle contact. They should have the power to make final decisions when it comes to setting up the site. This will help break up deadlocks and speed things up. 

This person should also be able to delegate tasks to other members of your committee and assign official roles in the system to the appropriate people. I.e. giving the Event Coordinator access to the Event Management module. 

Everything Else About Onboarding With Member Jungle

So that's really it. The timeline of onboarding with Member Jungle depends on you and how you go about it. The time between reading this and going live with Member Jungle could be as short as a week or as long as you like; it's all really up to you. 

For more about the onboarding process, please read the following articles: The Tech Side Of Onboarding With Member Jungle and Everything You Need To Know About Onboarding At Member Jungle.


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