Toilet Twinning are a UK based water and sanitation charity that improve the lives of people across Africa and Asia. As an extremely popular charity, with a fiercely loyal supporter base, they've seen huge growth since starting in 2010.
They have a unique approach to fundraising which, from an operational standpoint, places them somewhere between a conventional charitable donations model and e-commerce, meaning existing software workflows are hard for them to fit into.
We were tasked with helping Toilet Twinning prepare for future growth, ensuring they had an effective website and were using the right technology to optimise their back office processes.
We redesigned their supporter facing website, taking a supporter-focused approach to ensure that key donation journeys were optimised.
We analysed their ordering and fulfilment process, including the operational workflow of back office staff and reporting needs of senior managers. We analysed current bottlenecks and common pain points for staff and proposed ways that a re-imagined system could make Toilet Twinning more efficient.
Building on this we created a bespoke Back Office System to manage the day to day running of the organisation and seamlessly integrated it into their website.
We helped Toilet Twinning identify process bottlenecks in their back office system and created a bespoke platform from which they could create complex custom orders, process and fulfill existing orders and produce detailed financial reports.
A dashboard was created that provided at a glance details of revenue that updates in real time.
Values shown are for demonstration purposes only and not representative of real data.
We built a bespoke system around the back office teams' tailored fulfilment process. Orders raised on the website are easily reviewed and processed from within the UI. The interface also allowed complex orders, not possible via the website, to be created by the team.
We created a powerful reporting interface that enabled different teams within the organisation to answer the key target questions. e.g. “how many twins have been done by individuals as a result of Facebook?”.
As well as an in browser view, all reports can be exported to a CSV for futher analysis. We also built a standalone Gift Aid report to reduce the regular overhead of collating this information.
The Twin Certificate, packing sheet, labels and all accompanying information are automatically generated from each order in an overnight batching process.
Each batch can then easily be sent to print reducing the time and cost associated with fulfilling each individual order.
From the original briefing, through to the build and testing, we always felt that Rareloop had a real handle on what we were trying to achieve and came with creative solutions to our problems. They were also able to make suggestions for improvements that hadn’t occurred to us and we’ve really seen this impact to our daily workflow and output levels.
Now we have our new Back Office System (BOS) we can perform a number of tasks that were previously either impossible, or at best, very time consuming. At a glance, we can now see how we are doing against our financial targets, and can break this down to specific product lines, marketing tactics, regions etc. We also have a much greater capacity for getting a large bulk of orders printed, and have the ability to do this flexibly. If a supporter wants an order to be sent on the same day, we can make this happen rather than having to wait for this to come through an automated download system. We can also amend and reprint orders really easily, making us much more responsive to supporter requirements. Stock control is hugely improved and financial reports, such as Gift Aid, are also now easier to administrate.Helen Bacon - Operations Director