Arts People vs. Little Green Light

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Arts People
Score 6.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Since 2006 Arts People has provided software designed exclusively for performing arts, with ticketing, fundraising, marketing, reporting and database CRM tools built in, our affordable pricing options help to ensure that the arts continue to thrive. Serving over 900 arts organizations across the USA and Canada, from theaters and symphonies, to dance, opera and more, each organization inspires us. Our world-class support staff takes the one-on-one time get to know our clients and…N/A
Little Green Light
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Little Green Light offers headquartered in New Hampshire offers a donor management platform providing constituent profiles with membership management features in a SaaS application, as well as featuring communication, collaboration and organizational task automation.
$45
per month Up to 2,500 constituent records
Pricing
Arts PeopleLittle Green Light
Editions & Modules
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Tier 1
$45.00
per month Up to 2,500 constituent records
Tier 2
$60.00
per month Up to 5,000 constituent records
Tier 3
$75.00
per month Up to 10,000 constituent records
Tier 4
$90.00
per month Up to 20,000 constituent records
Tier 5
$105.00
per month Up to 30,000 constituent records
Tier 6
$120.00
per month Up to 40,000 constituent records
Tier 7
$135.00
per month Up to 50,000 constituent records
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Arts PeopleLittle Green Light
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe have a number of pricing options tailored to our clients needs. Our pricing is some of the lowest in the industry with no fees charged for donations made through the system.Over 50,000 constituent records? Add $15/mo for each additional 10k tier. Discounts for prepayment: You can prepay for 12 months and get a 10% discount off your monthly price. Discounts also apply to prepayments of 3 months (2.5%) and 6 months (5%).
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Features
Arts PeopleLittle Green Light
Communications and Marketing
Comparison of Communications and Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Arts People
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Ratings
Little Green Light
8.0
1 Ratings
41% above category average
Constituent engagement and marketing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Security and Platform
Comparison of Security and Platform features of Product A and Product B
Arts People
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Ratings
Little Green Light
8.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Arts PeopleLittle Green Light
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Arts PeopleLittle Green Light
Likelihood to Recommend
Neon One, LLC
Arts People is one of the best business decisions our theatre has ever made. It relieves staff of some of the tedious, time-consuming tasks while increasing the ease of selling tickets and subscriptions. That's our goal--to sell tickets easily, in a user-friendly manner at a reasonable cost. That's what Arts People allows us to do. It works for tiny venues (to greet each guest personally) as well as huge venues (ticket scanning solution). It is less appropriate for a one-time event. An Arts People user should have an ongoing series of events to take advantage of all the features (it even has a membership feature) and the time for training.
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Little Green Light
When I came on board, we had a mess. We had so many gift types, categories, and campaigns that it was an epic disaster, and there was no way any reports could easily be pulled. With time, patience, and the bulk edit feature, I could clean up the mess and start again with set campaigns, funds, and appeals...We now have a clean slate for all data entered in 2023 and the future. Thank you for bulk edits
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Pros
Neon One, LLC
  • Their customer service is unsurpassed. Sometimes several folks will be working on different aspects of a complicated request, to address all the details. Once things are exactly the way I want it, as in season subscription package sales, a representative checks in to make sure we're satisfied. Only then is the ticket closed.
  • They have a very comprehensive, full featured ticketing system for all types of events and venues. Their dynamic door list is our favorite feature--no static printed door lists for us. That helps us greet each patron with up-to-date information and check them off the list. While my box officers are doing that, I can be at a remote location and see in real time who has arrived. We can make collaborative decisions about, for instance, holding the curtain for a critics arrival or adding a chair for an unexpected guest of a ticket-holder. We can keep a couple of tickets on hold for box officer discretion to address those unforeseen ticket window requests. Great flexibility which allows us to be efficient while giving good customer service to our patrons.
  • Even though the system is full-featured, it is not beyond the skills of those who considers themselves non-technical. Two sessions of training will get a box officer up-and-running. Because there are different levels of access, we don't have to worry about someone changing essential programming while they are checking in patrons.
  • They made their ticket landing page look like our website, so people don't even realize that they have been taken somewhere else. Plus, the patron can easily navigate back to our actual site, seamlessly.
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Little Green Light
  • Donor touch tracking (calls, meetings, etc.)
  • Relationships and stewardship
  • Forms for event and other registrations
  • Financial reporting and gift tracking
  • Great support team! I was initially worried because they don't have a contact number, but they reply to support questions really quickly and are always helpful.
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Cons
Neon One, LLC
  • Anything I've asked for, I've gotten so I don't see any need for improvement at the moment.
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Little Green Light
  • I wish it had email formatting rather than integrating with MailChimp, but a small price to pay since it does in fact handle email communications. I've actually found that donors appreciate the "personal" touch versus the more polished, formatted email of MailChimp because they feel like the email went just to them.
  • Wish it had the ability to email year-end statements as easy as it is to print them.
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Likelihood to Renew
Neon One, LLC
No answers on this topic
Little Green Light
We have had no issues with LIttle Green Light so I do not see us moving to another software platform at this time. We are all familiar with how to use it and we are a small and mighty team so we don't want to rock the boat too much. LOL
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Support Rating
Neon One, LLC
No answers on this topic
Little Green Light
LGL support is absolutely unreal. Send a question straight from inside the software and within minutes you will receive a response from someone at the company who will help you. Most of the time, the person responding to my questions is one of the developers or owners of the company. They are kind, patient, and very helpful. The online knowledge base is very comprehensive as well.
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Alternatives Considered
Neon One, LLC
  • Eventbrite is better for single, one-time events but isn't as full-featured as Arts People.
  • Brown Paper Tickets is clunky to use and harder to change globally when an event changes or adds shows.
  • Vendini--never used it because when I researched 10 different ticketing companies, they were the least helpful. They didn't listen to our needs, and instead told us what we should have. They were much more expensive than Arts People as well.
  • Constant Contact is truly great as a marketing tool. But their events feature was awkward and the payment method was Paypal. However, since it's integrated with Arts People, we can use Arts People for sales and Constant Contact for marketing.
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Little Green Light
Little Green Light blows these other two CRM's out of the water. {Little Green Light has] ease of use, user-friendly prompts, and more pertinent information is captured. Little Green Light is perfect for my small-sized Non-Profit organization.
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Return on Investment
Neon One, LLC
  • Positive - Our online vs phone call or in-person sales have increased steadily over the past 4 years since using Arts People. Less labor for us, more sales.
  • Positive - People are buying their tickets earlier than they used to - to reserve a coveted seat in a possible sold-out performance. That makes planning our marketing easier--whether to offer HotTix or special coded offers for shows that have fewer sales.
  • Negative - Some older folks still have problems with redeeming their subscription tickets for individual tickets without our personal assistance. We've been trying to pinpoint what that is--and Arts People helped us make a few adjustments. Sometimes people don't like to log in. That's one of the challenges of an integrated system. If the patron's profile changes in a way that impacts their subscription links, we need to step in. However, the overall time it has saved us in managing subscriptions is immeasurable.
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Little Green Light
  • In two years of using it, we went from $200,000 annually in donor revenue to $500,000. Many factors went into that, but the ease of communications through LGL is definitely one of them.
  • We went from managing communications with ~200 donors to ~400.
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