Little Green Light Software


 

Little Green Light helps small and midsize nonprofits manage fundraising and development efforts by offering a cloud-based constituent relationship management database, as well as event planning, activity tracking, mail merges and queries.

Little Green Light can meet the needs of a variety of nonprofit organizations, including faith-based ministries, arts and cultural organizations, environmental associations and more.

Little Green Light helps establish workflows, such as entering and retrieving donor information, adding donations, recording event attendance and creating mail campaigns. It also offers search capabilities.

Little Green Light integrates with MailChimp and Constant Contact to enable targeted email marketing campaigns, as well as LGL Forms, Wufoo and Formstack to enable online forms and donation processing.

 

Little Green Light - Constituents
 
  • Little Green Light - Constituents
    Constituents
  • Little Green Light - Contact report
    Contact report
  • Little Green Light - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Little Green Light - Fundraising
    Fundraising
  • Little Green Light - Goals
    Goals
  • Little Green Light - Detail page
    Detail page
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Mandy from The Covering House
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great for smaller non-profits

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Great product when you are starting out. However, once you get to 500-1,000 accounts or begin having larger events, you may need to upgrade.

Pros

Great for donor development tracking, assigning tasks, and running reports, integrates with Constant Contact. Perfect for new nonprofits or organizations with a small list.

Cons

Does not integrate many platforms. It does not offer seamless social fundraising, event registration, volunteer management capabilities. It does not provide a credit card processing gateway. We had four different platforms to accomplish everything we needed.

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rosie from wonderland developmental center
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great software for small nonprofit

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I recommend this product to anyone looking for a nonprofit donor database software that doesn't break the bank.

Pros

Affordable, easy to use, intuitive. Adding team members was easy and I like that it is cloud-based--we can access from anywhere.

Cons

Reports are hard to generate and we had to designate one staff member to become the expert in generating reports so that we could get high-quality reports on a consistent basis. This software also feels a little outdated.

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Wendy from Farrington Nature Linc
Specialty: Environmental
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Good workhorse for a small nonprofit

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We moved from Excel to this and used the coupon through TechSoup and are very happy

Pros

Easy to get your data into and up and running because it's easy to learn. That it comes with the opportunity to use Mail Chimp and Stripe and have the data automatically roll into LGL was key

Cons

I wish it had better direct mail specific reporting (% of return, % return by category of donor etc)

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Joann from Sadie's Safe Harbor Canine Rescue
Specialty: Animal Welfare
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to learn

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Overall, I recommend this product, especially for a small non-profit.

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I am a new user of LGL. I'm finding it pretty easy to learn, especially with the helpful videos. Right now I am concentrating on building a good database for our non-profit, which LGL is perfect for. It can obviously do a lot more than I am using now, but the gift tracking and email features are already paying off.

Cons

I would like to figure out a way to track a little more data that isn't in there. For instance, info about volunteers, such as their interests and experience. Also, things specific to our dog rescue's needs. It's not obvious to me yet if that's possible.

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Val from Rogue World Music
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Very capable system that I don’t have wrestle with to make it work!

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This system is considerably like an extension of my own brain in terms of managing contacts and their contributions. It’s improved my systems immediately and rarely fights me back.

Pros

Dashboards & built-in metrics
Easy queries & exports
Forms integration & communications tracking
Good segmentation tools
Customer support & help files

Cons

Hardwired coding that categorizes even earned income as “gift”. There’s an acceptable workaround, but still, that seems a silly limitation for such a sophisticated product. Pledges are also lumped with gifts, even before they are fulfilled. I can see the logic of this but would like the option to decouple them.

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Judith from Hale Barnard Corporation
Specialty: Healthcare & Hospitals
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Exactly what we need

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We are a small urban senior service provider with a single location and relatively small donor base so the larger, costlier solutions just didn't seem to be warranted. LGL offered everything we needed at a very fair price, with the assurance that the product would be supported over time. Super easy to start and upload our existing data - we were up and running with a single staffperson's light effort over a couple of days. Useful, nimble reporting functions, easily customized communication documents, and gentle reminders to complete tasks that were helpful for a newbie. A really great solution for us!

Pros

Generous free trial period, helpful initial startup pointers, intuitive and easy to set up and use, fast and robust reporting, secure cloud hosting, great value

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We haven't yet been able to work through an ideal donor categorization system yet but I feel sure that it's doable

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Todd from The Chill Foundation
Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Easy to use yet does everything and more we need!

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If you have a non profit and need a program to organize data, I wouldn't look else ware. Little Green Light does it all, and makes it easy. I didn't pick it, I am just one employee, but I am happy that my non profit company uses it.

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Navigating the program feels very organic. My company has large amounts of information and date stored on LGL, yet I can find what I need with one or two clicks. Even when I haven't been taught how to access certain information, I have no problem doing so as the navigation is easy- Its how you'd expect/hope it to be. Editing information on donors, agencies etc. is very easy as well. I won't accidently delete or change information, yet can easily and simply update what I need to.

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Gina from Proem
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

It has taken me over a year to learn parts of the program. I am not able to use many different web based info sheets. A live tutorial would be more helpful. The program is very hard to use

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The product, for the price has served a few of or database needs, but we are a growing ministry and need additional live support (chat/phone) and may have to consider looking elsewhere.

Pros

A place to store and track all of our donors and to have them all in one place. In addition, there are many options to use, I just don't know how to use all the features

Cons

Support is only via email which makes it difficult. It would be helpful to have life help (chat/phone) in order to navigate through the program with ease.

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Tanya from LGBT Youth Line
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Great start using LGL but cost is a barrier for our tiny Canadian nonprofit

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Thanks to the LGL support team for helping us get set up!

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Fundraising-oriented
Donor profiles are easy to find
Downloadable reports are very useful and quick to generate

Cons

Cost of the product is beyond our budget
Uploading data from our CSV files does take a few extra steps

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Robin from Friends of Buttonwood Park
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Trial version review

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Affordable cost priced right for smaller start-up organization's and has all of the needed "bells and whistles."

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Not as intuitive as some other donor software packages. Ease of immediate use is a big deal for many of my clients.

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Anya from Historic Salem Inc
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

Membership cultivation made easy with Little Green Light

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Little Green Light is a great platform for a growing non-profit.

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Little Green Light (LGL) makes it SO easy to search, edit, and update info on members. I'm able to track and engage with members much easier than I use. Plus importing and exporting content through excel is super easy. The platform is jam-packed with features...everything you could ever need for membership, donor, and volunteer management.

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There's almost too many features! I've gotten use to overlooking things that don't apply to my organization's needs but being able to turn certain things off would be helpful.

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Shauna from Meals on Wheels Spokane
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Best donor management software without the fluff!

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Customer service is top notch. I've gotten answers within 5 minutes and didn't need any more help. LGL is very intuitive and easy to learn. The importing and mapping was super easy and everything went really well. My organization migrated from Frontstreams' Giftworks to LGL and we liked LGL even more than Giftworks newest platform...plus it's half the price!

Pros

- Easy to use
- Great value for everything you get
- Great customer service
- Powerful reporting
- Has a "bulk edit" feature that makes changes so easy and fast
- Attractive design

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I don't have any cons so far, I've been using Little Green Light for 2 months now and I love everything about it so far.

 
 

Dorothy from Civic Orchestra of Tucson
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Great software for donor management and so much more

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I LOVE Little Green Light and would highly recommend it to any non-profit organization.
I have already referred another organization who is using it

Pros

The ability to customize and add fields; tech support can add more complex fields that you need
Multiple users can access it
Easy to generate customized acknowledgements and mailings
Great to have all our data in our place
Can attach documents and keep track of contact with constituents
Tech support is amazing! I've gotten answers on a Sunday morning 10 minutes after I asked the question
I research other options and all others were too complicated, cost a lot more, and didn't offer a 30-day free trial
First year subscription through Techsoup makes it even more affordable for small organizations

Cons

I would like more intuitive handling of ticket sales for concerts, but that is all.
I can't think of anything else.

 
 

Maureen from Sheridan
Specialty: K-12 Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Love Little Green Light

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I've brought LGL to two independent schools in my capacity as an Advancement Director and it's made a world of difference in both places. Customer service is fantastic -- I've received quick feedback even on holidays. The team has also added new options at our request when needed (e.g. adding an employment title field for spouses). Can't say enough good things about it.

Pros

Easy to use and to quickly find the data you need, responsive customer service, always improving as customer needs change and grow.

Cons

There are no "cons" that I can think of. My experience at two schools with LGL has always been positive, which isn't something I can say about other donor databases I used.

 
 

Lisa from Small Museum Project
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

June 2017

June 2017

Great for very small non profits

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For the tiny non profit we are, I think it serves us well.

Pros

It is affordable for a small non profit and doesn't have too many fancy features we can't or won't use. Pretty intuitive as well.

Cons

For any additional features, you need to buy additional software which increases the price. I was kind of going they would have the ability to email from the software. That seemed pretty basic. Also generating letters to print has been problematic.

 
 

Jessica from Thomas Dunn Learning Center
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

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A lot of the challenges we have with using this software comes mostly from implementation snafus; lots of trial and error. My advice to avoid this is to set aside a month or two for one staffer (or a team if you're blessed with one of those) to focus exclusively on how the software will be implemented, who needs to use what tools when, and to set up formal procedures before it goes into active use.

Pros

-easy to learn
-love love love the form creation tools
-streamlined integration with other platforms, after some work (MailChimp is the one we use most often)
-flexible categorization of constituents
-a very responsive support team

Cons

-not as customizable as I would like
-heavy reliance on integration with other platforms
-have had some issues with integration syncing

 
 

rosie from wonderland developmental center
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Clunky, skinny, but cheap

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Customer service is friendly but I don't like that I can't reach them immediately.

Pros

This is great if you are a smaller organization--maybe no more than 2,000-3,000 donors. It features basic gift entry, pledges, contact info, etc. If you are a nonprofit just getting started, this could work for you.

Cons

Not intuitive. Hard to learn. Tutorials are complicated. I've been working with it for 4 years now and still not sure how to run reports. Not robust nor intuitive. Our organization has moved past the effectiveness threshold of this product, and we are looking at others.

 
 

Endy from Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

An Apt Fit for a Non-Profit

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Overall a wonderful program.

Pros

Ease of Access, Being able to setup multiple events, campaigns, etc. with seamless transition. Even though I have worked with other CRM's/Operating systems before I appreciate the startup/upload phase of data to be the smoothest to date.

Cons

I appreciate the ability to add almost unlimited amounts of data about a patron/consituent. It would be better if I could customize some of the titles as they do not completely apply to arts programs. I enjoy being able to filter through most options, would look for more development in mailings and e-mails.

 
 

Sarah from J. Murphy & Associates
Specialty: Other

September 2016

September 2016

Versatile tool for a low price

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Likes Best

I enjoy using Little Green Light. It doesn't have all the functionality of other products, but it's very inexpensive, and if you are a smaller non-profit, this is a perfect database to use for your needs. It is very intuitive and easy to learn.

Likes Least

It doesn't have the full functionality of other, more robust, products.

Recommendations

Make sure that this software will fulfill your organization's needs - if you have a smaller constituent base, and/or are a small nonprofit, then this will be perfect for you!

 
 

Tony from St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and School
Specialty: Churches

September 2016

September 2016

Great, simple to use. Been very happy with it.

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Price is reasonable and it doesn't take a long time to get it integrated into your system. Learning curve is very low. Great and prompt customer support via email. At first this was a turnoff, but they have answered questions in less than hour. Sometimes 5 minutes.

Likes Least

I do wish it had chat support. But the email support is fast enough.

Recommendations

Make sure you utilize the support. They will answer any question you have.

 
 
 
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Jill from Food For Thought Toledo

April 2018

April 2018

Little Green Light has been the glass slipper for our organization after a three year search for CRM

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LGL is extremely intuitive. As the only full time staffer at my nonprofit, it has been such a help to just pick up and start running with this CRM. I have a limited amount of time as is, so not spending hours and hours learning a software because of LGL's practical functionality has been such a gift.

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Still having some trouble integrating the forms into the system, but working through that at present!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Helen from Fauquier Free Clinic
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Dare County Arts Council
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Simply the best investment we've made for our fundraising team

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The ability to create your own tags is brilliant. We've used it to create all sorts of new ways to categorize our constituents

Cons

I wish you could create one contact record for a husband and wife for snail mail and still be able to link their two separate email addresses to MailChimp without creating a second contact record for the spouse.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mary from Logistics

March 2018

March 2018

Affordable...

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This software is very affordable for small nonprofits and it doesn't have to many fancy features we don't use.

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Generating letters to print out can have issues sometimes. The tutorials are somewhat complicated . Don't help much.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jordan from St. Vincent de Paul of Bend

March 2018

March 2018

LGL has made our donor management much more efficient.

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Little Green Light is very easy to use, while still packing in a lot of functionality that makes donor management much more efficient.

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There is a lot going on in the front end, which can feel cluttered at times. I would like to see simpler screens with options to add on if desired.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeanne from St. Bernadette Catholic School
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Best donor management software ever!

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Time saver for a one-person part-time office.
Communication via email with the mail chimp integration is awesome and a life saver.
It is easy to use, intuitive, provides customized reports, and the dashboard gives you everything you need at a glance.
LGL allows me to spend more time fundraising and less time record keeping. I love it!

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It is intuitive, easy to learn and use, affordable, powerful, time-saving and updated often. It integrates beautifully with Mail Chimp and makes communication easy.
If the excellent tutorials do not help, there is a helpful person who answers your call and walks you through things.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Fantastic donor management software for small shops

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Little Green Light is perfect for our small organization. It's easy to set up and intuitive to use, from adding new constituents to creating campaigns and appeals to running reports. Support is fast and incredibly helpful, and the price can't be beat.

Cons

My issues with LGL are incredibly small (e.g. would like the ability to send users multiple reminders for a task, and more flexibility in creating LGL Forms). Overall it's a great service.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Little Green Light has been a great switch from Raisers Edge

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LGL is extremely user-friendly and intuitive. Also, the support is really great if you need help they respond pretty fast. Also, they also have consultants that you can work with. I have been using for 9 months and still finding many new features I am excited to use for our organization!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dennis from Developmental Services of Franklin County, Inc.

March 2018

March 2018

easy to use, good value

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we have been able to quickly and efficiently assemble a donor data base and are on our way...........

Review Source: Capterra
 

Didy from Chabad of Clinton

March 2018

March 2018

Smooth and very easy to learn

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So many great features that all integrate together. All forms we use are through LGL software, including RSVP to events. And everything goes directly into the database.

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I really can't think of something. I didn't like that PayPal didn't work within the forms, but now they do. I'd you tell them of a problem, they try to fix it! But if I need to say something, I don't like that when you import names with addresses and merge them with existing constituents, the addresses become duplicates, even if they're the same.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Terri from Decisions, Choices & Options

March 2018

March 2018

Wow! Best kept secret! Wish I had known about LGL a LONG time ago!

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I have used databases for 15 years. I was considered an advanced user of Raiser's Edge. It's the top of the line where databases are concerned. However, unless you really know what you are doing, it can quickly give you inaccurate results. LGL is not only very easy to use, it is SO economical. I kept waiting for the catch. However, I have found that there isn't one. I'm amazed by the functionality and price. What's more, right from the start the customer service has been top notch. I had a time sensitive issue that I HAD to iron out quickly. LGL (Customer Service) hung in there with me until we got it worked out. Super knowledgeable and helpful.

I was paying a lot more for a lot less. If you are a non-profit, I don't see how you could go wrong with Little Green Light.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cindy from Mount Holly Community Development Foundation, Inc.

February 2018

February 2018

We use this for maintaining donor records and it has good search features.

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Offers a lot of possible data reports and record maintenance, as well as appeal letters and donation acknowledgments.

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Since I am new to the position using this tool, I have not used it enough to answer this question. I am still learning the features and how to use them.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lili from Sacramento Guitar Society
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

This product is ABSOLUTELY perfect for any organization wanting to track their members.

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Ability to communicate with our members efficiently and consistently. Ability to thank our members for donating, ability to be notified upon receipt of paypal donations, ability to create custom forms, allowing us to create custom groups of constituents and custom ability to target messages to them. Ability to send automatic renewal emails to groups of people whose membership is expiring this month and/or next month. Ability to create customized letter and email templates for various types of communication. Ability to schedule tasks and activities with automatic reminders for tasks. I could go on and on! It is a very capable product, very efficient and error-free system.

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1) Very Thorough 2) Automatic Reminders to acknowledge gifts 3) Love the LGL Forms Integration 4) Email templates 5) Love the Dashboard and especially the Membership Summary 6) Gift Summary 7) Ability to produce the year-end tax receipts 8) Flex Importer is awesome 9) Paypal Integration

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Lack of direct QuickBooks integration forces either double entry or introduction of a third party tool, which adds complications, cost and possible errors.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debbie from The Hannaton Educational Center
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I really like working with littlegreenlight

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Keeping data on my donors has been the most important benefit - understanding who they are, keeping information on conversations and communications and knowing all this can easily be passed on to other people in the organization.

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It is easy to use and does not require serious technological understanding. Most processes require only a few steps - sometimes less - and they are easy to figure out and carry through. The system is self-explanatory and does not require hours of training.

Cons

Working between programs (like mailchimp) is not as intuitive as I would like it to be. But I have not tried that hard to work through the two systems so it may be easier than it looks.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use donor software for a small organization!

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A client was using this software and I was given access to help out on a few projects. I found the software easy to learn and utilize!

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This software is fairly easy to set up and the customer service representatives are great, giving you many opportunities to learn the software. It's perfect for a small non-profit organization!

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It doesn't have all the functionality of a larger database like Raiser's Edge, so this software wouldn't likely be a fit for a large organization with a larger development or advancement department.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christina from Community Giving Tree
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use and intuitive program that is purposely affordable.

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We switched to this database software when our previous database upped the prices beyond what is affordable for our small nonprofit. The switchover was easy once we cleaned up our date and labelled it all correctly. Since then, it is very easy to enter donations, either individually or through importing spreadsheets. A terrific feature is that I can write a thank you letter in Word and upload it, and it will automatically populate for each donation. It is super easy to generate these letters, personalize them in Word, and then print them out. It is also easy to generate reports and lists of donors.

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This software is extremely easy to use. For my purposes, I can figure it out without needing a tutorial. They also keeping adding features that make database management even easier. I also love that they keep the price low. They understand that we are a nonprofit and we can't afford to allocate too much of the budget to an administrative task.

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I haven't figured out yet how to integrate LGL with Constant Contact. I probably need a tutorial on that.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Candace from Genesis Garden

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use and very helpful in keeping track and organized.

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I like that I can keep track and organized very easily with this program. Also, the reports are very helpful in reviewing our fundraising and event success.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bonnie from Save a Forgotten Equine
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ashleigh from Operation FINALLY HOME
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Our experience with LGL has been a great experience for all involved who use the program.

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The best use of the system for us is the ease of thanking our donors. After creating the templates originally, it is now a click of the button to thank our supporters. We also love the many groupings that allow us easy research when wanting to see where we are with a certain project or campaign.

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We still have a difficult time with the reports and getting them to include certain data. Our third party credit card system also is still not linked directly into LGL, which is time consuming to upload the data daily.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathan from New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice

February 2018

February 2018

I am very happy with Little Green Light software.

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Pretty easy to use, intuitive, lots of features, great customer support! Supports bulk data imports from Excel, as well as individual record editing.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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