Little Green Light

Little Green Light

by Little Green Light

Who Uses Little Green Light?

Small and mid-size nonprofits who seek to track all kinds of information about constituents: contact information, donation history, contact reports, event attendance, volunteer hours, and much more.

What Is Little Green Light?

Our all-in-one donor management software and fundraising platform makes it easier to build capacity for your nonprofit organization. We understand the hard work that goes into donor management, fundraising, and growing a nonprofit, so we offer a full suite of tools at a very affordable price.

Little Green Light Details

Little Green Light

http://www.littlegreenlight.com

Founded 2007

Little Green Light Pricing Overview

Little Green Light starts at US$39.00/month. Little Green Light has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Little Green Light below.

Starting Price

US$39.00/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Little Green Light Features

Charity Software
Accounting
Committee Management
Donor Management
Dues Management
Event Management
Fundraising Management
Member Database
Membership Management
Social Media Management
Volunteer Management
Campaign Management
Donation Tracking
Donor Management
Event Management
Gift Matching Management
Mobile Giving
Online Giving
Payment Processing
Pledge Management
Receipt Management
Recurring Giving
Alumni Management
Auction Management
CRM
Campaign Management
Contribution Tracking
Donor Discovery
Donor Management
Event Management
Gift Matching Management
Grant Management
Membership Management
Mobile Giving
Payment Processing
Pledge Management
Recurring Giving
Volunteer Management

Little Green Light Reviews

Showing 5 of 204 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.7/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Daniel W.
Chair
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/01/2018

"Little Green Light brought our growing, volunteer-run nonprofit into the 21st century."

Comments: Being cloud-based, Little Green Light allows several board members to access, add, and alter donor information. This turns our database into a collaborative crowd-sourced information bank we can all use wherever we may be even on our mobile phones. The sort and search features in the reporting system are as powerful as any I've seen in far more expensive software. We moved to Little Green Light from a Filemaker Pro database maintained by a single board member. She is still our key administrator, but now she feels appreciated and supported instead of isolated. The improvement in morale alone is worth the price of admission!

Pros: Powerful and versatile, Little Green Light has all the features I was accustomed to from software at other nonprofits I've worked at including eTapestry and Bloomerang but at a fraction of the cost. The interface is highly intuitive, and LGL has shown a real commitment to continual improvement over time. I truly enjoyed the data migration process from our old system to LGL in part because we worked one-on-one with a Little Green Light consultant (Carrie Grote) who treated us as if we were her only client. If you're a startup nonprofit wondering whether or not to take the leap into state-of-the-art donor management, I strongly recommend Little Green Light. It may easily be the only software you'll ever need to track and nourish donor relationships.

Cons: There are some minor tweaks that might improve Little Green Light. For example, when a donor wishes for a gift to be anonymous, there's a checkbox you need to hunt for. But honestly, the folks at LGL are way ahead of me when it comes to finding and fixing flaws. I bet the next LGL upgrade will be light years better than anything I can even imagine.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/01/2018
Verified Reviewer
Community Outreach Coordinator
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/03/2020

"Perfect for Small Orgs"

Comments: Great experience. We moved from tracking gifts on a Google Sheet, where you couldn't easily see a donor's big picture commitment to the organization.

Pros: I self-taught myself LGL, and to me that says a lot about the software. It's really easy to use, and the integration to Constant Contact is a big help to us. I also love the bulk edit option, because as I learned more about the software, I decided to change how I coded some gifts. The bulk edit option made it really easy to change those gifts.

Cons: I wish that there was a field for gift fees, versus inferring the fee from the difference between the gift amount and the deposited amount. I also would like a fee for deposit amount, because sometimes I make multiple deposits on the same day. But ultimately, these would be "nice to haves".

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/03/2020
Paul L.
Founder/CEO
Higher Education, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/01/2020

"A wonderful reasonably priced fundraising software product"

Comments: We track our donors in it, including all contacts and correspondence.

Pros: We're a modest organization and some of the fundraising software is incredibly expensive, up to 5-10 times LGL's modest $400 yearly cost. LGL is extremely reasonable, but also very powerful. It lets us record all the key data about our donors and prospects. It lets multiple staffers enter and access the data, all for one reasonable price. I love how you can do a BCC to their dropbox address on a letter to a donor and it gets automatically added to the person's record. There's a slight learning curve to segmenting donor lists and spitting them out in reports, but it can really do pretty much anything you need. So we're very happy with it and will continue to use it.

Cons: I would like to be able to delete some of the standard fields that are designed for schools, which is where the product got its start. And it would be nice to be able to call for help, but their staff is very quick and responsive when you email them. Maybe they could offer a premium option for some phone help. But honestly, it's just a really good product, especially if you look at their extensive online help section of how to explanations and videos.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/01/2020
Rosie C.
Development Director
Civic & Social Organization, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 02/05/2017

"Clunky, skinny, but cheap"

Comments: Customer service is friendly but I don't like that I can't reach them immediately.

Pros: This is great if you are a smaller organization--maybe no more than 2,000-3,000 donors. It features basic gift entry, pledges, contact info, etc. If you are a nonprofit just getting started, this could work for you.

Cons: Not intuitive. Hard to learn. Tutorials are complicated. I've been working with it for 4 years now and still not sure how to run reports. Not robust nor intuitive. Our organization has moved past the effectiveness threshold of this product, and we are looking at others.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 02/05/2017
Mary F.
Board chair
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020

"It just makes sense"

Comments: LGL has helped immensely to organize our donors and over 150 volunteers. Acknowledgements and tracking have improved our donor retention.

Pros: Clean, intuitive, and great tech support for when it gets tricky.

Cons: Hard to make attractively designed emails, you can’t attach PDFs to emails, and form mapping isn’t automated.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/02/2020