Little Green Light Features

Little Green Light

All-in-one Donor Management Software & Fundraising Platform

4.71/5 (261 reviews)

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Action Item Tracking
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Alumni Management
Automatic Backup
CRM
Calendar Sync
Campaign Analytics
Campaign Management
Campaign Planning
Campaign Segmentation
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contribution Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer History
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Generation
Document Storage
Donation Tracking
Donor Management
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Management
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Fundraising Management
Gift Matching Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Grant Management
Historical Reporting
Interaction Tracking
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Member Database
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Campaign
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Forms
Online Giving
Payment Processing
Personalization
Pledge Management
Preview Functionality
Progress Reports
QuickBooks Integration
Receipt Management
Recurring Giving
Registration Management
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Reporting/Analytics
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Summary Reports
Tagging
Task Planning
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
To-Do List
User Management
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Action Item Tracking
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Alumni Management
Automatic Backup
CRM
Calendar Sync
Campaign Analytics
Campaign Management
Campaign Planning
Campaign Segmentation
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contribution Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer History
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Generation
Document Storage
Donation Tracking
Donor Management
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Management
For Nonprofits
Fundraising Management
Gift Matching Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Grant Management
Historical Reporting
Interaction Tracking
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Member Database
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Campaign
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Forms
Online Giving
Payment Processing
Personalization
Pledge Management
Preview Functionality
Progress Reports
QuickBooks Integration
Receipt Management
Recurring Giving
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Summary Reports
Tagging
Task Planning
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
To-Do List
User Management
Volunteer Management
Web Forms
Website Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App
ACH Payment Processing
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Action Item Tracking
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Alumni Management
Automatic Backup
CRM
Calendar Sync
Campaign Analytics
Campaign Management
Campaign Planning
Campaign Segmentation
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contribution Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer History
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Generation
Document Storage
Donation Tracking
Donor Management
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Management
For Nonprofits
Fundraising Management
Gift Matching Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Grant Management
Historical Reporting
Interaction Tracking
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Member Database
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Campaign
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Forms
Online Giving
Payment Processing
Personalization
Pledge Management
Preview Functionality
Progress Reports
QuickBooks Integration
Receipt Management
Recurring Giving
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Summary Reports
Tagging
Task Planning
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
To-Do List
User Management
Volunteer Management
Web Forms
Website Integration
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Little Green Light Feature Reviews

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

Mandy D.

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.

Cons

It does not offer seamless social fundraising, event registration, volunteer management capabilities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mike R.

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

2019-08-02

The use of the Little Green Light forms helps us easily track where our donations are coming from, and the rest of the constituent management tools allow us to have a complete picture of our donors. 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

I also find the ease of creating contact reports and tasks to be refreshing and helps to stay on top of donor relationship management.

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

Value for money
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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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Rachel C.

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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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Caitlin B.

Great for donor management

2021-09-15

The customer service is wonderful and I love the webinars they offer!

Pros

The dashboard, reporting, and LGL forms are very useful and help keep our organization efficient with donor management.

Cons

Would also love to see more of a detailed integration with MailChimp one day.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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 is super easy to create templates for thank you letters and thank donors quickly.

Cons

Pulling a list of donors can be a tad complicated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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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 R.

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

As a new user, as an example, I needed to send an invoice/reminder for a pledge to one of our donors.

Cons

I wish it handled event management and auctions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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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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Phil L.

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

Value for money
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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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Wesley G.

Best affordable donor management software (and better than many more expensive options)

2021-01-14

LGL has also helped involve more of our staff and volunteers in the fundraising process.

Pros

They offer unlimited users, which can be given access appropriate to their role (for example, a volunteer manager can use LGL and only see constituents who are volunteers).

Cons

There are some limitations in membership and volunteer management, and I would bypass LGL completely with a different software solution if those were major parts of our development operations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Jocelyn J.

LLGL - Love Little Green Light!

2021-01-17

It's comprehensive and the search function is well-designed. Anything I can't find in the knowledge base I reach out and your absolutely excellent customer service has been responsive and quick.

Pros

I also appreciate your newsletters - I am still learning non-profit donor management and I always find something of interest.

Cons

I also think I'd like an easier way to take notes or keep notes about donors. Right now there is just a large blank text box for "Background Info"... if I want to note phone calls or conversations, or updates about this person it all goes into one box.

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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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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Nausheena H.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter W.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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James M.

Subscribe to Little Green Light today!

2021-01-05

Flexible note/task/contact report options to record encounters and follow up tasks.

Pros

When I want to know something, it doesn't take any time at all to see a highlighted hyperlink that will help me drill down to the information I need. Exports and imports are a breeze.

Cons

LGL was obviously designed by and/or took took extensive advice from experienced fundraisers and donor database professionals.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Liz C.

LGL Review - small non-profit

2021-08-17

We switched to LGL almost 2 years ago - were using Quickbooks and a series of spreadsheets to track donors data and donations.

Pros

The integration with forms is terrific for setting up appeals and events/tickets/etc.

Cons

Initial set up of the software wasn't too arduous - the information and FAQs were all good and the import tool was very helpful (along with the ability to roll back imports!).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Christina E.

Easy to use and intuitive program that is purposely affordable.

2018-02-23

It is also easy to generate reports and lists of donors.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anya W.

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

Value for money
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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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

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah P.

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've got access to big-budget possibilities and investing the time and energy generally makes them possible for us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

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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Bill T.

Perfect for our organization

2020-09-01

Pros

Great for keeping track of donors, campaigns, and everything we need for donor management.

Cons

Nothing at all. No issues encountered in over five years of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Will K.

Simple And Effective Software For Our Small-Midsize NonProfit

2021-01-05

It has helped our organization go from having no donor base, to having an effective an actionable donor management system.

Pros

This software helped get us started with basic donor management.

Cons

I have not found anything yet that I really do not like about this software. It meets all of our current organizational needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Avonte J.

I highly recommend Little Green Light as a simple data management solution. Very pleased.

2018-02-01

Pros

With Little Green Light, our volunteers are able to complete their donor management tasks simply and accurately with little oversight.

Cons

It would be great if there was a mobile app for those times when I'm on the go and need data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Charlotte B.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Sim B.

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

2017-11-15

Pros

It can be made to do just about anything related to donor management.

Cons

The interface is dry, and can be complicated.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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lian g.

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

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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