Little Green Light

Little Green Light

All-in-one Donor Management Software & Fundraising Platform

4.8/5 (190 reviews)

Little Green Light Overview

Little Green Light is a complete fundraising and donor management system designed to give nonprofits the confidence and ability to succeed.

Little Green Light was created to:
be intuitive to use,
be powerful enough to make a tough job easier,
empower all members of the team (wherever they are) to support fundraising, and
be realistically priced.

We applied decades of nonprofit development experience so users of Little Green Light can enjoy our intuitive system that grows with their organization’s changing needs. The timely insights the data provides mean fundraisers work smarter—not harder—to connect supporters to their mission.

Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Little Green Light Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
96% positive reviews
147
Excellent
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Helen C.

LGL has taken us to a new level of operational maturity.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/22
Review Source: Capterra

We took twenty years worth of excel spreadsheets with the names of donors, prospects, event invitees and attendees and consolidated them all into LGL. At long last we have a robust and dynamic system that has helped us learn more about our donorbase and their giving trends. This has been invaluable for our current fundraising efforts and future projections. Not to mention the time we have saved managing our donors and development efforts.

Pros

For a small non-profit, affordability and ease of use are critical requirements and LGL offers both + more features than we could have ever hoped for. I knew from the first moment, after using the Flex Importer to upload a list of donors from a cumbersome old Excell SS, that LGL would forever change the way we organize, track and communicate with our donor base. The ability to easily enter constituents then segment and organize them with mailing lists, categories & tags has helped us achieve a maximum return on our appeals and events. LGL's integration with MailChimp has helped us quickly and inexpensively reach out and stay in touch with our donors. Our Letter and Email templates ensure that we send the right message to the right people at the right time. The Dashboard is a delight, both aesthetically and functionally - easy on the eye with quick access to everything I want to see and do. I am pleased with the reports and the ability to edit or build new ones as needed for specific purposes and audiences. My last top "pro" is LGL's Customer Service - best on the Web! Admittedly there are some features of LGL that I have yet to explore but as all non profits know , there is never enough time. That is why LGL is so perfect. Whatever type of non profit you are, be it large or small, however you might be staffed, be it by a low tech volunteer or a FT development director, LGL offers features and functionality at all levels that will help you grow and thrive

Cons

LGL offers so much more than any comparable program that I am just grateful to have you around! Cannot think of anything that I dislike about a company that is offering such a fantastic service to the non profit community.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Sarah P.

GREAT donor database with top-shelf features for small budgets

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/08/29
Review Source: Capterra

I've been a fundraiser for 25+ years, primarily with very large organizations (raising $100 million+ annually), and had an opportunity to use a range of nonprofit databases, including home-grown systems and some of the best-known products from large companies. I've been through database conversions on large scales (50+ users, 25,000+ records), and advocated for and managed budgets as a member of the management team. I chose Little Green Light (LGL) after researching options for a small nonprofit where I'm the executive director. (5000 records, 3-5 database users, $350k annual budget)

Pros

As a fundraiser, it's intuitive and has all the features I appreciate and need to support my moves management work. As the database administrator, chief data entry staffer, list- and report-creator and website integration specialist, it's intuitive with great customer service and on-line resources to allow me to meet our organization's needs.

Given the opportunity, I would have selected LGL for my previous organizations. It's got all of the meaningful and useful features to support fundraising and data management needs without requiring us to pay for bells and whistles that sound great to upper management (and those who aren't on the front-lines for fundraising) but keep the majority of users from being able to take full advantage of the system.

Cons

There are a lot of great integrations, but since we don't use the bulk emailing products supported by LGL, we've had to try to create our own.

We LOVE the ability to create web forms that integrate with LGL and the ease of adding them to our website, although sometimes figuring out exactly how to map the data is beyond us without a fair amount of trial and error. On the other hand, these are tasks I never would have attempted with other systems and that we're able to do without paying thousands of dollars to consultants - which is vital with our very limited budget. We've got access to big-budget possibilities and investing the time and energy generally makes them possible for us. That said, without experience working with bigger systems in the past, I'm not sure I would understand the opportunities or be able to figure out how to tap into them.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Bonnie H.

Little Green Light has transformed my ability to steward my donors and track donations.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/22
Review Source: Capterra

It's given me hours of my life back due to all the work it does automatically. It makes me look like a superstar in my job. It gives me the ability to look back on years of data and see trends and improvements. It gives me peace of mind knowing that my data is stored safely on the cloud. It gives me something to say when sales people for Salesforce come calling...and it has healed the psychic damage that was done to me by trying to make Salesforce work for us. It satisfies my love of data and databases and perfection.

Pros

I love the way it integrates online donations into my donor records -- so easy and so professional. I especially appreciate their customer support -- if I have a question, I just send an email and I get a quick reply within hours. The software is very user friendly and adaptable to my way of doing business. Clearly it was created with a great understanding of nonprofits!

Cons

While I love having the ability to track and create acknowledgements, there are some features in this area that don't fit my process. I write cards by hand, and sometimes I only get a couple done at a time. I wish I could mark them done individually rather than by batch. I also would like to have the choice of Volunteer Hours under Related Gifts--several companies, like Microsoft, donate to us for volunteer hours put in by their full time employees. And I wish that when a recurring donation fails that the donor would automatically get an emailed notification from LGL Forms.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Daniel W.

Little Green Light brought our growing, volunteer-run nonprofit into the 21st century.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/01/12
Review Source: Capterra

Being cloud-based, Little Green Light allows several board members to access, add, and alter donor information. This turns our database into a collaborative crowd-sourced information bank we can all use wherever we may be even on our mobile phones. The sort and search features in the reporting system are as powerful as any I've seen in far more expensive software.

We moved to Little Green Light from a Filemaker Pro database maintained by a single board member. She is still our key administrator, but now she feels appreciated and supported instead of isolated. The improvement in morale alone is worth the price of admission!

Pros

Powerful and versatile, Little Green Light has all the features I was accustomed to from software at other nonprofits I've worked at including eTapestry and Bloomerang but at a fraction of the cost. The interface is highly intuitive, and LGL has shown a real commitment to continual improvement over time. I truly enjoyed the data migration process from our old system to LGL in part because we worked one-on-one with a Little Green Light consultant (Carrie Grote) who treated us as if we were her only client.

If you're a startup nonprofit wondering whether or not to take the leap into state-of-the-art donor management, I strongly recommend Little Green Light. It may easily be the only software you'll ever need to track and nourish donor relationships.

Cons

There are some minor tweaks that might improve Little Green Light. For example, when a donor wishes for a gift to be anonymous, there's a checkbox you need to hunt for. But honestly, the folks at LGL are way ahead of me when it comes to finding and fixing flaws. I bet the next LGL upgrade will be light years better than anything I can even imagine.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Dave C.

Little Green Light Shines Brightly for Constituent Relationship Management

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/03
Review Source: Capterra

LGL facilitates the business-critical task of entering, tracking, and acknowledging gifts. It aids in segmenting donor groups and making 'touches' throughout the year as appropriate to each group. Customer support is outstanding, with quick response and helpful suggestions to achieve desired function or process.

Pros

Web-based product eliminates software maintenance issues. Great functionality, including integration with e-mail and physical letter production. Facilitates team management of data for multi-location or traveling workers. Most functions very intuitive. Customer-focused support staff very quick to respond to inquiries. Powerful query & data selection, great control for construction of reports and letters. Attaching documents & comments to record is easy. Tribute function facilitates handling of one-time gifts in memory of deceased constituent.

Cons

We have 20+ letter templates in LGL that we print onto an MS Word letterhead template that changes at least annually due to Board composition. We haven't yet determined how to have all the LGL templates point to a single Word template. For each change, we have to re-associate the new Word template with each LGL template.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Little Green Light Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$39 per month for up to 2,500 constituent records. For full pricing, please see http://www.littlegreenlight.com/pricing/

10% discount for paying annually.

Little Green Light Features

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Integration
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Contact Database
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Event Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Little Green Light

Key features of Little Green Light

  • Accept one time or recurring donations or payments.
  • Bulk uploads
  • Constituent Relationship Management
  • Contacts database
  • Create custom-created tags to sort your constituents
  • Create unlimited branded forms.
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Integrated with Constant Contact
  • Integrated with MailChimp
  • Integrated with PayPal
  • Integrated with ProPay
  • Integrated with Stripe
  • Integrated with Wufoo
  • Mail Merge
  • Manage volunteer interests 
and hours served by tas
  • Personalized Acknowledgments
  • Pledges and Installments
  • Produce mail-merge letters, labels, envelopes and emails
  • Quick access to alerts, fundraising totals and tasks
  • Store all gifts and track all fundraising efforts

Benefits

LGL is built for fundraising. You can track gifts, grants, asks, pledges, and tasks; plan events and send appeals; create mail merges; everything you need to make the most of your development efforts. LGL offers complete constituent profiles, giving histories, tasks, memberships, event attendance, and relationships—all of which can be documented and viewed on a single page. Manage your schedule and stay on track. Automated reminders and notifications keep everyone up to date and on task, so you can keep moving forward. Perform interactive, visual searches. On-screen reporting views show the information you need in real time.

LGL helps you to be more efficient and effective at fundraising.

Perform fundraising activities more efficiently:
Generate acknowledgement letters with just a couple of clicks and easily manage appeal mailings even if you're using segmentations. Track who is coming to your event, including custom fields for things like table assignments and meal preferences.

Know who your prospects and donors are:
With Little Green Light it is very easy to understand who's in your database. You can add as many attribute tags as you want, and you can query on each constituent's entire history, from event attendance to volunteering efforts and gift patterns. Use this information to keep up with your most important prospects and donors and to send smart appeals to everyone in your database.

Build webforms easily to collect information and donations from your website. Every LGL account includes an LGL Forms account, which lets you build web forms that you can embed in your website. Information collected in forms can be easily mapped to send the data into your LGL account. With a payment processor account (Stripe or ProPay) you can also collect donations and other payments via your LGL Forms.

Little Green Light FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Little Green Light.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Little Green Light offer?

Little Green Light offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$39,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

$39 per month for up to 2,500 constituent records. For full pricing, please see http://www.littlegreenlight.com/pricing/

10% discount for paying annually.

Q. What are the main features of Little Green Light?

Little Green Light offers the following features:

  • Accept one time or recurring donations or payments.
  • Bulk uploads
  • Constituent Relationship Management
  • Contacts database
  • Create custom-created tags to sort your constituents
  • Create unlimited branded forms.
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Integrated with Constant Contact
  • Integrated with MailChimp
  • Integrated with PayPal
  • Integrated with ProPay
  • Integrated with Stripe
  • Integrated with Wufoo
  • Mail Merge
  • Manage volunteer interests 
and hours served by tas
  • Personalized Acknowledgments
  • Pledges and Installments
  • Produce mail-merge letters, labels, envelopes and emails
  • Quick access to alerts, fundraising totals and tasks
  • Store all gifts and track all fundraising efforts

Q. Who are the typical users of Little Green Light?

Little Green Light has the following typical customers:

Non Profit

Q. What languages does Little Green Light support?

Little Green Light supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Little Green Light offer?

Little Green Light has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Little Green Light support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Little Green Light supports

Q. What other apps does Little Green Light integrate with?

Little Green Light integrates with the following applications:

360Alumni, Constant Contact, Constant Contact, Formstack, Mailchimp, Mandrill, PayPal, SendGrid, Stripe, Wufoo

Q. What level of support does Little Green Light offer?

Little Green Light offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials