Little Green Light Features

Little Green Light

All-in-one Donor Management Software & Fundraising Platform

4.71/5 (217 reviews)

Little Green Light Feature Summary

  • 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
  • Online Donation Forms
  • 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

Competitor Feature Comparison

ACH Payment Processing
Access Control
Accounting Integration
Action Item Tracking
Action Planning
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Backup
Calendar Sync with Google
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Planning
Campaign Segmentation
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact History
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer History
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Document Generation
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Integration
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Management
Filtered Views
Goal Setting / Tracking
History Tracking
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Multi-Campaign
Multiple User Accounts
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Progress Reports
QuickBooks Integration
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Summary Reports
Tagging
Task Planning
Template Management
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
Volunteer Management
Web Forms
Website Integration
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ACH Payment Processing
Access Control
Accounting Integration
Action Item Tracking
Action Planning
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Backup
Calendar Sync with Google
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Planning
Campaign Segmentation
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact History
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer History
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Document Generation
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Integration
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Management
Filtered Views
Goal Setting / Tracking
History Tracking
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Multi-Campaign
Multiple User Accounts
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Progress Reports
QuickBooks Integration
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Summary Reports
Tagging
Task Planning
Template Management
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
Volunteer Management
Web Forms
Website Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App
ACH Payment Processing
Access Control
Accounting Integration
Action Item Tracking
Action Planning
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Backup
Calendar Sync with Google
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Planning
Campaign Segmentation
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact History
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer History
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Document Generation
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Integration
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Management
Filtered Views
Goal Setting / Tracking
History Tracking
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Multi-Campaign
Multiple User Accounts
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Progress Reports
QuickBooks Integration
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Summary Reports
Tagging
Task Planning
Template Management
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
Volunteer Management
Web Forms
Website Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Little Green Light Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Little Green Light's features:

Mandy Darr

Great for smaller non-profits

2018-04-24

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

It does not provide a credit card processing gateway.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rachel Cobleigh

A great CRM platform for nonprofits

2020-04-30

We used to have our constituents' contact info, contact report info, and giving data scattered across a motley collection of manually- and inconsistently-updated platforms, and none of it was integrated with Constant Contact or our email.

Pros

Its customizability; its absolutely top-notch and responsive customer support; its rich metadata and extensive set of features; its powerful import engine; its flexible report functionality; its integration with automated acknowledgement emails, Constant Contact, and webforms / online payment processing; its great support for task management and communication between team members; and the fact that we can download a comprehensive export of all its data at any time, which makes keeping backups easy.

Cons

Navigating through all of its complexity can sometimes be confusing and intimidating at first, until you learn its workflows; search is fragmented—you can't just search and get all records that might match: you have to search in one place to find constituents and search in a second place to find financial data and search in a third place to find activity data; the inability to hide UI elements for features we're not making use of; not quite as much roles & permissions flexibility as we'd like.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Ritter

Powerful tools in a package for non-profits of all size

2019-08-02

I I would (and have) recommended this product to any non-profit that does not have a dedicated data team to manage their database.

Pros

The reports are easy to run and manipulate the export fields and being able to schedule reports to run is fantastic.

Cons

Specifically, only being able to have a single gift batch open at a time, setting permissions for users is not as flexible/easy as I'd like, and (everyone I work with knows this is the one thing about the software that truly drives me crazy) is the inability to have a pledge paid off with a third party.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sheri Rettew

New user but already in love

2018-12-20

I have found LGL to be very user-friendly, and really appreciate how attentive their support staff is as well. We get a lot of out LGL without having to spend more on systems that don't do nearly as much as LGL. We spend half as much on LGL as we did on DonorTools, and DonorTools had many more limitations (no email, very hard to do year-end statements, no way to save letter templates, etc).

Pros

It handles every aspect of donor management that we need.

Cons

I wish it handled event management and auctions.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Environmental Services company, 1-10 employees)

Database For Your Business!

2018-12-18

Our experience has been very positive after moving from a very old database system.

Pros

The software is incredibly user friendly and takes the fear out of databases!

Cons

It is very easy to use and allows for cloud based database management.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

LGL is intuitive with all of the core features a non-profit needs to excel.

2017-12-21

Pros

I am most pleased with (1) the contact report feature as a function of moves management; (2) the ease of use of LGL Forms to accept online gifts; and (3) the number of partner services that integrate with LGL (we use Stripe to process online gifts, for example).

Cons

Not really a criticism, but rather an observation that the LGL interface feels light on graphics.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Peter Williams

Little Green Light is great. The product is top notch and the service doesn't stop there.

2018-01-11

Haven't figured out how to tailor the acknowledgement process for contributors who annually commit to make monthly contributions, but that's a fairly arcane need.

Pros

It is flexible enough to be adapted to multiple types of constituencies and needs, like fund-raising for non-profit groups, contact management for communication, and volunteer groups with Community projects.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

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

2018-07-20

Very helpful online donor management software.

Pros

It make using a database fun. Allows you to customize fields, and it is so easy to navigate.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christina Eckert

Easy to use and intuitive program that is purposely affordable.

2018-02-23

Since then, it is very easy to enter donations, either individually or through importing spreadsheets.

Pros

They also keeping adding features that make database management even easier.

Cons

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nausheena Hussain

LGL for the Win

2019-11-16

Great starter donor management platform for new nonprofits.

Pros

Ability to build reports.

Cons

Integration with other platforms is hard.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Phil Leonard

Excellent functionality and value. Exceptional customer support.

2017-12-14

Automating essential donor management functions at a very reasonable cost.

Pros

I used a "high-end" donor database for 8 years, and LGL outshines that in ease of data import and managing appeals/segments/mailings/emails.

Cons

Navigation can take a bit of getting used to, as sometimes a new tab opens when you click on an internal link.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Panetta

GREAT donor database with top-shelf features for small budgets

2016-08-29

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

I appreciate the fact that LGL has taken steps to make ancillary services affordable. For example, their partnership with ProPay to provide integrated credit card processing - and the ability to do so with a reduced transaction fee for nonprofits - has had a tremendous impact on our bottom line. Before LGL, our only options for accepting on-line gifts took 5%-15% off the top of each transaction; now we pay less than 3%, and many of our donors choose to cover the fee. (LGL's web form function makes it VERY easy to give donors that option.) I'm also grateful to have access to National Change Of Address (NCOA) processing for a very reasonable fee with a process that's straight-forward. Before LGL, our organization had never attempted NCOA and we were getting more and more returned mail with 10-year-old addresses on file. Often there'd be so much returned mail that we wouldn't have a chance to update all the addresses before sending our next mailing...meaning we were basically throwing printing and postage costs away. We paid $150 for our first NCOA and I know we earned that back immediately based on reduced printing and postage costs for the mailings that have followed.

Source: Capterra
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Sue Campbell

This is an amazing fundraising solution, especially for the price.

2017-11-09

Little Green Light allowed us to streamline all of our contacts, donors, events, mail lists into one database. We are still learning all of what it can do but it has increased productivity significantly.

Pros

You can customize forms that go to your website, register people, receive donations and record everything you need all in one solution that is so reasonably priced.

Cons

You can export information to csv files easy enough.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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lian gu

It is a complete, easy to use, fundraising and data management tool.

2015-03-16

Pros

It is simple to use and powerful fundraising and data management program.

Cons

It can't provide more choices for different pricing options.

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Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Little Green Light

Just try to sign in, set up an account, and use it to see if it fits your needs.

Source: Software Advice
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Charlotte Blend

Amazing difference in every aspect of my work

2011-11-30

I have changed the way I do everything in the database and have real pleased in showing my colleagues how easy things are now.

Pros

LGL is intuitive and just makes sense The features make it extremely easy to use and many things that used to take multiple steps in our old system now only take one.

Cons

This system cannot be used to management of a school - sending transcripts, making student IDs etc but this is NOT what the system is designed to do.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I reached out to get help with running a report and LGL tech support was right there.

2017-12-21

reporting for donors and volunteers, mailing templates and acknowledgement letters

Pros

I like that it has many capabilities in managing contacts and running reports.

Cons

I am challenged with setting up templates -- this feature is not easily understood by me, although there are videos and knowledge-based help screens available to answer questions and navigate the system to find specific answers.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Theresa Garbe

Functional and easy to utilize!

2017-11-08

The benefit of being able to easily access our constituents from one database. As well as the ability to pull reports.

Pros

Our Foundation likes mostly that this software provides an easy report and review of our constituents.

Cons

The only difficulty we were faced with in this system was during our database import.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashleigh Chesser

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

2018-02-22

Pros

We also love the many groupings that allow us easy research when wanting to see where we are with a certain project or campaign.

Cons

Our third party credit card system also is still not linked directly into LGL, which is time consuming to upload the data daily.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sim Barrow

Little Green Light has revolutionized our donor tracking, making us more efficient and effective.

2017-11-15

Pros

Also, the flex importer made the transition very easy.

Cons

The interface is dry, and can be complicated.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Dave Coatsworth

Little Green Light Shines Brightly for Constituent Relationship Management

2019-08-03

Customer support is outstanding, with quick response and helpful suggestions to achieve desired function or process.

Pros

Powerful query & data selection, great control for construction of reports and letters.

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Juniper Manley

Definitely the best bang for your buck. Lots of functionality and great customer support.

2017-12-21

Little Green Light really allows us to bring all our fundraising documentation and communication within one system, manage communications with donors, volunteers and other constituents, and share information with staff and other team members.

Pros

It is a basic database, but really has everything you need for most small fundraising shops.

Cons

I also have had some challenges integrating with MailChimp and Constant Contact. But granted, I am new to the software and have not fully versed myself in these features.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lili Williams

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

2018-02-28

Ability to send automatic renewal emails to groups of people whose membership is expiring this month and/or next month.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Maggie Lynch

We find LGL easy to learn, intuitive and intelligently designed.

2017-12-14

Inexpensive, easy to learn and use; great reporting function

Pros

Our organization had been preparing to migrate our data and begin using LGL for many weeks prior, when Hurricane Harvey hit on August 25th and our organization mounted a huge response, along with a huge fundraising campaign, in the midst of the chaos of a natural disaster.

Cons

The dashboard/home page is jam-packed and not visually appealing -- and yet it does give a nice snapshot of lots of data.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anya Wilczynski

Membership cultivation made easy with Little Green Light

2017-08-08

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

Pros

The platform is jam-packed with features...everything you could ever need for membership, donor, and volunteer management.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Adam Fortwengler

GREAT Fundraising CRM for Nonprofits on a Budget

2019-11-19

Little Green Light is an astronomical upgrade over Excel, which we had been using as a donor database. Mailings are quick and simple now, tracking fundraising and donor contacts is a breeze, and keeping on top of the backend of our organization is just so much easier.

Pros

Pricing is based on the number of "constituents" you have in the database, and starts at a very reasonable $39/month.

Cons

Reports and other navigation at time can be a bit tough to work through, but the help files are great and customer service is among the best I've dealt with.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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