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What is Little Green Light?

Little Green Light is a complete fundraising and donor management system designed to give nonprofits the confidence and ability to succeed. It can be customized to fit the needs of your nonprofit thanks to a wide array of software that can be integrated with the platform. Affordably priced, Little Green Light delivers power & flexibility to grow with the changing needs of nonprofits everywhere. Join our growing community of satisfied users.

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Product Description

Little Green Light is a cloud-based donor management software. It combines donor management, fundraising campaigns, and constituent record keeping into one interface. Features of Little Green Light include customizable categories, report building, and complex query running. Users can integrate Little Green Light with external programs including Constant Contact, MailChimp, and PayPal.


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Little Green Light
Year Founded
2007
HQ Location
Gilmanton, NH
Twitter
@littlegrnlight
779 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
14 employees on LinkedIn®

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Harwood Consulting
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Little Green Light is a cloud-based fundraising database solution that provides a great deal of flexibility and muscle for the price. It's got just about everything most small non-profits need to track their donors, campaigns, and even grants. The online tutorials are easy to find and easy to use. Best of all, if you get stuck you can always send a question via email and get a very prompt response - usually within hours. I highly recommend it for my clients and have set it up for four organizations so far. Everyone loves it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

About the only thing I don't like is probably because I have yet to spend the time to master it. That's the events module. I should spend more time on that one!

Also, LGL doesn't have the kind of ticket selling capabilities that some organizations need. You can "sell" raffle tickets, for instance, but I have yet to see it set up for much point of sale work. I believe that could be accomplished as well, as long as you're not a performing arts organization seeking to link to a much larger ticketing agency! Then again, those places aren't selling many tickets these days! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Volunteers can use LGL to track their prospects and contacts. One board chair likes it better than the software he uses to track contacts for his job! It's easy to set up a task, assign it to a person, and then report out on it with a contact report. This system also works well with tracking foundation and other grant deadlines and also setting tasks for submitting final reports. It's a great system to keep people on task as the system will also send reminders so you know what you're supposed to work on in a given week.

The tributes section also works very well in tracking memorial and honor gifts. In the old version, you had to set up a constituent for the person memorialized, which doesn't exactly make sense as they are, most likely, no longer with us!

The mailing system works well for selecting a group to mail to and allows you to cull the list of individual records. It automatically deletes the deceased and bad addresses, giving you a more streamlined approach to mailings. If you aren't printing the letters yourself, you can download the mailing list once it's all set and send it to a mail house in excel or csv format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Accounting
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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Regional Assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
AN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Little Green Light is fairly easy to use. The home screen is laid out nicely and makes navigating easy. It is easy to keep up with financial records as well as keep a list of contacts. I also really like the Forms feature which allows you to create forms that guests can submit for tickets or raffles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't seem to be compatible with Microsoft Word which I find odd and annoying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a very good service to use for small non-profits. I believe that it makes donor management much easier for organizations and it is fairly easy to learn and use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work for a non profit museum so we are able to easily keep up with donations and keep an updated list of donors. It also allows us to sell tickets to our fundraising events and raffles directly through the site which is very convenient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Little Green Light of Little Green Light

Sorry you weren’t able to find information about how we’re integrated with Microsoft Word. In LGL you can upload letter templates created in Microsoft Word, so you can take full advantage of the formatting options in Word while also using the many merge fields available in our mail merge feature. The merged letters are then available as a Word download. Here’s a link to our help article on this topic: https://help.littlegreenlight.com/article/133-microsoft-word-letters

UT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It's great for smaller non-profits if you are you looking to track certain data. For example- with donors you can track their history and pull their info up very easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is still improving and growing, so currently it doesn't offer support for mobile growing. But they are always working so I wouldn't be surprised if this feature is added. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps us manage donations and has also helped us track who and when statistics for those that are recurring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This database is the easiest on our budget, and Little Green Light offers ample support to get started with the website! It's also really amazing to have volunteering data in the same database- we will definitely get more use out of that feature this year. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit overwhelming to get started-- you definitely need to explore the database and watch/read some tutorials to get an idea of what you're getting yourself into! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Prepare to spend a good chunk of time inputting all of your existing data and figuring out the features of this website! It's worth the time it takes on the front end. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're finally getting all of our donors into one system where we can easily review their previous gifts and communicate with them effectively. It also has ways to track volunteer hours, which we plan to utilize this year! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Little Green Little is small, but mighty. It allows us to cost-effectively organize our donors and members. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We would like individual logins at some point and customer service is only available online & email-no phone support . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can organize and better use our data to communicate with donors and clients Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use is incredible and search for donors is great Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The more constituents the more expensive it becomes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Wonderful product for a reasonable cost to a small non profit Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Donor and alumni data collection in one successful program Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Little Green Light is great due to its simplicity! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

LGL’s forms and acknowledgments take some getting used to Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pulling reports with selected data simplifies our work dramatically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I appreciate how well LGL provides all critical functions of a CRM at an incredibly affordable price - this provides an especially important resource for smaller nonprofits who don't have big budgets for enterprise-level systems. LGL support is also unparalleled - questions are always answered within 24 hours, and often much faster. Their assistance is always personal and clear. These are also really important functions for smaller nonprofits who have limited staff members and time and need personal, quick help to continue moving forward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have many things I dislike about this product. Perhaps that it does not do the household function as many other more complex CRMs do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product is incredibly helpful solving fundraising problems for nonprofits, allowing them to track all donor and potential donor relationships as well as specific fundraising efforts such as campaigns, appeals, and events. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The interface is easy to navigate, has good integration features with MailChimp and Wufoo Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to manage families and search for parents based on their children's criteria; it is also difficult to do advanced analytics on data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are tracking our fundraising goals, managing relationships, and using it as our main database for all constituent data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Little Green Light has all the features for a nonprofit to use. The fields were made to be used for a nonprofit organization. It also allows some customization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

During initial setup with the upload and import of an existing file may not fit the fields of the Little Green Light fields. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The organizing, updating, and tracking of donor information. Keeping track of donor support with each fundraiser and campaigns. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AL
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

What I like about Little Green Light is how it seems like it was designed just for my org. As a small but growing nonprofit, we use Little Green Light to track donors and accept donations but plan to use it for some of its other features as we expand. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are so many features that I found myself using google searches for quick and easy instructions on how to accomplish a task rather than trial and error. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I really liked the ability to build a donation form within Little Green Light then copy and paste code into our Square Space website. The form was SUPER customize-able and we're able to accept secure donations. The charge for processing donations is less than or comparable to any other platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the organizational structure. When you have a large number of donors from a wide variety of avenues, it can be hard to keep them organized and still searchable. I also like the integration with MailChimp. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not immediately intuitive. Learning curve could be minimized with better tutorials. Would like to see a little more ability to track and report data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Learn the ins and outs to get the most out of it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've solved the issue or organizing donors. This allows us to target certain groups easier. We've realized that this will help with targeting repeat donors specifically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is a inexpensive system for non-profits with smaller budgets. It packs a lot of features for the cost, , including a really nice import module. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface could use an update. More dashboards would be nice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Think about revenue coding when setting up as the nomenclature is different from other, more commonly known, systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It interfaces with MailChimp, which our previous CRM did not. From a marketing standpoint, we've realized some gains. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how many features Little Green Light offers to keep track of donors and donations. Especially for more complicated donations (donations made through Employee matching programs, donations made through Donor-Advised Funds), LGL makes it super easy to tie multiple constituents to one gift. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish that certain tags–especially those that appear under the constituent category–were more customizable. Wish that you could edit out things like the school district section to make constituent categories more useful for your org's specific needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely go through some of the guides published by LGL before creating tags, groups, etc. so that you know how all of the different categorization settings work and how to best use the categories to suit your organization's needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use LGL to keep track of donations to our organization. It's been super helpful in allowing us to track gifts and donors, and to quickly pull reports based on certain tags and categories. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Operations Manager
Non-Profit Organization Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love this software since it helps use keep track of our donors profiles, donations and other database related topics. Its very easy to navigate and very user friendly. Its reliable most of the time and doesnt time out quickly

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What do you dislike?

Sometimes it saturates and starts running slow. I have to log out and then back in. Doesn’t happen that often though Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great software to track donations in particular Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We track our donation. Basically this is our database for major donors, track money and more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

LGL simplifies the process of donor management. Its search function is far more user-friendly than the query features on other CRM systems I have used, and the automatic categorization of top donors, active donors, etc. makes it even easier to get a quick picture of how the fundraising year is going. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We recently switched to LGL from a more "robust" CRM system, and while LGL is even more user-friendly and has just as many functions, its layout is not as visually appealing. That's the only downside I can see thus far. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are a ton of training videos available to acquaint yourself with what LGL can do before actually signing up. Additionally, they offer an extendable free trial period so that you can play around with it before committing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

LGL helps us to easily access donor information for purposes of record-keeping and tailored donor outreach. It also helps us to analyze the success of our fundraising efforts and adjust as needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to integrate everything you need (from donation related fundraising, to volunteer info, to appeals sent via Mail Chimp). Overall, fairly intuitive to use when getting started, and you can learn more advanced features as you go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'd love for there to be more interactive help tools and videos for the more advanced features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's really easy to keep information on pledges, events, appeals, fundraisers, you name it. It tracks constituents, including donors and volunteers, and makes it easy to keep track of who has donated recently, which level they've donated at, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The system is easy to use once you get the hang of it. Great to run reports out of. I like the feature of being able to use and view the amount of gifts by the fund- comparing and contrasting that is very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It doe not fact and constituent check that easily. Often leading you to do additional work. Additionally you have to set up different searches or queries on your own. They don't come ready to go- and so it is a bit more of putting items together on your own. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be able to do your research through many different donor- databases. It is a great system, but another one might serve you better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to better analyze our donor and database. We can track different funds, appeals, projects, goals, pledges all withing the constituent. The benefits are that it is simple and affordable. Another benefit is that it is easy to explain to coworkers or even donors when you are working through various donations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to do mailings and to track donor giving Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

no online support options or calling support Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

organizing our donor database Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use and price is great for small businesses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything that I dislike yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Donor database made simple Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

LGL is super easy to use, even for people who aren't very comfortable with new technologies. The interface is easy, reporting functions are powerful, and all the little features like contact reports really help us keep track of donor information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you didn't set it up at your office, then interpreting how somebody before you decided to do things can be tough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I've also used eTapestry elsewhere, and I tried to manage donors in an Excel spreadsheet at one point. :/ LGL is the best value for your money, and it is very reliable with great support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fundraising, communications, donor information management, security, donations processing, web forms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I'm just getting started with LGL, but I love that it covers a ton of basisc for nonprofit CRM and is extremely affordable! I like that it will let me track giving by several different things - campaign, funds, etc. And I love the added feature of tracking volunteer data in the same place. I'm really looking forward to diving in and seeing more of what it has to offer! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not a beautiful interface, but my core tasks completed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My client was working on primarily spreadsheet-based systems and LGL has helped bring it all in one place for a go-to resource. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Arts Education Coordinator
Performing Arts
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I appreciate how easy it is to input and manage donors. You can also mark connections between individuals and they're businesses. The whole interface is very organized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mailings take a lot of steps, and sometimes starting over is easier than backing up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great first database program. It doesn't have the name recognition of Raiser's Edge but has all the features I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our donor database is more organized, which allows better donor development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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