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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    This is an outstanding fundraising database. Functionality is A+. Support is excellent. Great value.

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    Very helpful online donor management software.

    Pros

    Originally created for schools, Little Green Light works for all kinds of nonprofits. It syncs up beautifully with PayPal to accept donations. It is super easy to create templates for thank you letters and thank donors quickly. I have worked with several fundraising software platforms, this is the most straight forward. It make using a database fun. Allows you to customize fields, and it is so easy to navigate. Price is far better than other fundraising databases.

    Cons

    Pulling a list of donors can be a tad complicated. It just takes multiple steps, but still very doable.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Meghan from Northwest Project

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Little Green Liight

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    Pros

    This product is reasonably priced. This is very important considering our organization is a non-profit.

    Cons

    Although there are tutorials and help guides, this product is still challenging for those of us who are not very familiar with CRM systems.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Great bare bones donor management software.

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    I learned more of what we needed by using this software. I thought we could use a simple system like this one, but I believe it is too basic for our needs.

    Pros

    I love that this software includes almost everything you need for running a nonprofit donor database. The price is about 1/3-1/4 of what other companies offer. The tutorials are easy to follow and it is simple to set up.

    Cons

    I don't like that it will not integrate automatically with other cloud-based systems that we are using. The process of moving over donors from one database to this one seemed easy in the beginning, but ended up being very tedious.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Randy from Mission Increase

    Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Little Green Light packs more value into their system than any other database on the market

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    The rates across all constituent records counts are phenomenal. LGL costs significantly less than any other database I've come across, and they offer essentially everything the big names do!

    Pros

    LGL manages multiple constituent engagement levels, measuring individual interests, support, and relationships with other constituents.

    Cons

    Online donation processing requires a fee. I know this is common, but I've seen other companies offer it for free.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Nick from Rebecca Bender Initiative

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    Great for small organizations

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    It’s a great system for small organizations. And certainly not as complex and difficult to use as Salesforce

    Pros

    It’s intuitive but best of all their customer service is some of the best I’ve seen. Their library has a number of different tutorials but if you can’t find what you want a quick submission of a question is answered within an hour at the most. Each time I’ve asked a question their answers are very clear and often linked to a very page that I need to answer the issue.

    Cons

    Not sure if I see any specific issues I could mention. I’ve been using it for seven months and like any other new system it takes some time to learn.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Ralph from Special Olympics Delaware County Ohio

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    From the moment I heard about LGL, I knew it was perfect for us.

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    Up to now, we used Excel, which resulted in mostly nonexistent record keeping. The benefit is we can now keep an accurate record of donors, so authorized users will have immediate access to the data 24/7.

    Pros

    Ease of entering constituent information. The dashboard is designed for easy access to the features. The ability to email letters to constituents from LGL.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mandy from The Covering House

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Jill from Food For Thought Toledo

    April 2018

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • rosie from wonderland developmental center

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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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  • Helen from Fauquier Free Clinic

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chris from Dare County Arts Council

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

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

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mary from Logistics

    March 2018

    Affordable...

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jordan from St. Vincent de Paul of Bend

    March 2018

    LGL has made our donor management much more efficient.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeanne from St. Bernadette Catholic School

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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!

    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    Fantastic donor management software for small shops

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    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dennis from Developmental Services of Franklin County, Inc.

    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...........

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Didy from Chabad of Clinton

    March 2018

    Smooth and very easy to learn

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Terri from Decisions, Choices & Options

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cindy from Mount Holly Community Development Foundation, Inc.

    February 2018

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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