Little Green Light Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Little Green Light Reviews

Little Green Light

Cloud-based donor management for super busy development teams.

4.72/5 (68 reviews)
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Managing donor information
- Track an unlimited number of donors
- Establish relationships between donors
- Tie constituents to affiliations
- Keep logs of communications and contact preferences
- Automatically store copies of system-generated letters
- Maintain seasonal addresses tied to specified dates
- See recent communications and giving history on screen

Prospecting and proposals
- Manage donors through a workflow
- Track donors’ capacity to give and their interests
- Set reminders
- Run a report showing all the asks and current status

Mail merge
- Create mail merge letters
- Select constituents who meet user’s criteria
- Preview and save copies of all letters
- Print envelopes and labels

Tracking events
- Track who has registered for a particular event
- Print name tags for events
- Track payments and donations from event payments

Adding and tracking donations
- Quickly add gifts for any individual
- Pledges, in-kind, soft credits, matching, in honor of
- Enter a note on a gift
- Apply gifts against existing pledges
- Report on all existing pledges to aid fundraising efforts

Querying and reporting
- Create and save lists of donors based on wide set of criteria
- Query based on any standard database field
- Use multiple filters to run complex queries
- Generate donor reports for size of donations and by time period
- Filter by campaign, fund, event, appeal, steward, or other fields

Permissions and customization
- Define multiple user groups with varying permissions
- Customize drop-down values for fields such as campaigns, type of relationship, and groups
- Custom fields automatically appear in filter lists

3rd Party Integrations
- Sync your LGL database with MailChimp for mass emails
- Sync with Wufoo to collect form data directly into your LGL account
- Use an export from Quickbooks and load directly into LGL
- Use exports and imports and transfer data between LGL and any 3rd party service that supports Excel and comma separated value files
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Little Green Light Reviews (68)

Latest reviews

 Great product for the price!

If you are looking for a cheap and inclusive system this is it! Can do almost everything you need! Some of the reasons we left was that it was limited in some functionality and the forms were not very engaging on the front-end. Also, the user-friendliness on the back-end.

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Reviewed 1st of February by James Childs

 

 Great service!

At first, we thought it would be a basic database type CRM, since the price is so reasonable. We needed more than that, and we got all that we needed. The generation of the acknowledgments, reports and the batching couldn't be easier. And, I can't tell you how great the customer service is. Top ...

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Reviewed 10th of January by Amybeth Hurst

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Little Green Light Pricing

Starting from: $39.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

$39 per month for up to 2,500 constituent records. For full pricing, please see our website.

10% discount for paying annually.

Key Features of Little Green Light

  • Contacts database
  • Constituent Relationship Management
  • Mail Merge
  • Pledges and Installments
  • Bulk uploads
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Integrated with PayPal
  • Integrated with MailChimp
  • Integrated with Wufoo

Little Green Light Screenshots (4)

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Specifications

Intended Users
Non Profits
Devices Supported
Mac, Windows, Web-based
Supported Countries
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Little Green Light

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.

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James Childs

Great product for the price!

01/02/2017

If you are looking for a cheap and inclusive system this is it! Can do almost everything you need! Some of the reasons we left was that it was limited in some functionality and the forms were not very engaging on the front-end. Also, the user-friendliness on the back-end.

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Source: Capterra
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Amybeth Hurst

Great service!

10/01/2017

At first, we thought it would be a basic database type CRM, since the price is so reasonable. We needed more than that, and we got all that we needed. The generation of the acknowledgments, reports and the batching couldn't be easier. And, I can't tell you how great the customer service is. Top notch.

Pros

The help/faq section, tutorials, etc. Everything you need to know is in there with great examples. It's extremely easy to figure out.

Cons

I haven't found anything yet, but it's only been a month.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

If you're a low volume user, keep up with the classes, tutorials. They're there, might as well use them.

Source: Capterra
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Kara Bundy

LGL has made my life so much easier!!!

29/12/2016

I converted my organization's database from FundRaiser in July and have not once regretted my decision. We previously tried to convert to a different database and after 2 days of on-site training with that company, I couldn't even locate a sample record. On the other hand, not only did I (and I'm not a tech person) migrate our entire database myself and merge additional Excel documents in, after only a couple of hours of reading instructions and playing around, I already understood not only how to locate a record but how to enter, report, send an acknowledgement, etc. I occasionally run into things that I can't figure out on my own or by reading the LGL blog but when I reach out to customer service, they respond so quickly and always are able to resolve my issue. I really can't think of anything that can't be done through LGL. We're so happy with it that we're now looking at integrating our payment processing and e-newsletter system so that we have the best data on our constituents possible. I cannot say enough good things about this product. For a small organization like ours with no tech support, this has been a blessing since it is so easy to use and so reasonably priced.

Pros

Ease of use, built-in reports, customer service

Cons

It takes awhile to figure out which fields to use for what but I think that would be the case for any software and depends on a lot on how you approach development

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Leah Knickerbocker

Best donor software for the price!

05/12/2016

We are a small nonprofit that didn't have a large donor base and didn't have a lot of money to spend on a database. We stumbled upon LGL and it was the best choice! It is very easy to use and modify to create fields specific to your needs. No setup fee, all cloud based, you can have as many users as you'd like and it starts at a monthly rate. It's awesome. We are a school, so we use it to track prospective students all the way through alumnae, families, donors, etc. It does it all for us. I highly recommend this to any small organization that wants to transition away from using excel docs to track clients & donors.

Pros

It's very user-friendly and is the best price you can get for donor software.

Cons

I don't really have any!

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

I highly recommend this to any small nonprofit. It has so many great features and it's easy to run reports, create appeal letters, track email communications, etc. It also syncs with constant contact and mail chimp - so you can manage your email list too.

Source: Capterra
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Patti Tullgren

If I could give 6 as a review I would

20/10/2016

After many donor management systems and many dollars, LGL is by far the best I have ever used. I would highly recommend giving it a try.

Pros

Ease of use customer support

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Natalie Ramos

Excellent software for donor management

13/10/2016

Used LGL to track and manage donations for a small non-profit. Great software, easy to use for donation tracking and mailing letters. Excellent customer support.

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Sarah Brown

If you're a nonprofit, you need this database software!

13/10/2016

As an experienced database manager, primarily using the most expensive software out there on the market (and those just below the price level), nonprofits need to consider Little Green Light as their software go-to. It's easy to use - from a novice to an expert - it makes all the sense in the world nonprofits needs to build, maintain and grow their database, it's cost effective and the support is instant. LGL is the database nonprofits have needed all along... but instead struggle to make a more expensive system work while pinching pennies to do good in the world. Their trial period is all you need to fall in love and make the switch! I would recommend LGL to anyone out there looking to build their nonprofit database - or switch from their current one to a new, more robust system that costs less but is as effective as anything out there.

Pros

It's easy. I'm used to a lot of additional gimmicks and fields that only make understanding more complicated in the end. LGL does everything a big database does but is so much simpler to understand.

Cons

From a small-medium size nonprofit, I don't have any complaints! For big nonprofits that may integrate with other database systems, this system may not be that product... outside of that, this system helps nonprofits do their jobs easily!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

The back-end system that's been built, the nonprofit/database/systematic knowledge that's gone into this system is to be applauded. What also should be applauded is the mindset of management/developers to produce a product that benefits the greater good. We all need products that make our world a better place and LGL most certainly does that from a business model. Bravo.

Source: Capterra
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Joe Sahd

Outstanding Product & Services!

23/09/2016

Our Advancement team is incredibly grateful for the fantastic product services and level of customer support with LGL! From pulling reports, to generating "thank you" letters, we are more effective at stewarding every single contribution, regardless of size, to allow our high school to continue serving our most important constituent group...our students! Thanks LGL!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Cathy Singer

Best Donor Software Ever!

20/09/2016

I have assisted 2 nonprofits in switching to LGL. It was a huge undertaking with the first one, over 40,000 constituents and 350,000 gifts to migrate over. They helped me find a qualified consultant, and we accomplished it in a very timely manner. The end result is Fabulous! I would HIGHLY recommend for anyone looking for a flexible, all-encompassing software!

Pros

The flexibility of LGL to accommodate and streamline multiple softwares, such as volunteer software, grant software, donor software, client software, calendars, tasks, etc. LGL has been so helpful in suggesting solutions, and allowing us to eliminate several costly, single-use software products. Their support and help sections are unheard of! I have NEVER dealt with a company that is so prompt in their responses and so helpful. They have webinars and many video trainings available to do on your own time. And their cost is one-fourth of what we paid previously for our old dinosaur program. Queries and programs are very easy to use. Very modern look, totally customizable for your organization. You will be amazed at everything it is capable of.

Cons

The only thing I wish it would do is have an appeal performance report, and I believe that is in the works now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

Look around at all the other software that is available. You will see that Little Green Light is an exceptional bargain for all that you get. We are currently tracking donations, volunteers, clients, and grants. Their prices are very fair for large companies with a lot of constituents, which is rare in this industry. We pay one-fourth of what we were paying previously. Our previous company's help was marginal, and they specialized in making you feel stupid when you contacted them! Not LGL. They are kind, honest and very informative. You get a free month trial with LGL, plus if you refer other companies, they reward you with credit on your account. It's a win-win situation all around.

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Abigail Pribbenow

LGL Made My Day!

15/09/2016

Our public charter school is using LGL. We've had the subscription for a year but have only just begin to maximize our use of its features. Customer support has been so accessible and responsive as we've loaded our lists into the system.

Pros

The software is easy to use. Directions make sense and are not hard to follow. It feels as though it was designed by someone with a strong understanding of philanthropy and a very good sense of how to design a database that's easy for users to remember how to navigate.

Cons

I guess it would be better if it were free!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

I think this is a great database for a smaller development shop.

Source: Capterra
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