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Likelihood to Recommend

Little Green Light

I LOVE Little Green Light! I was part of my old org's transition to this database, then I consulted a nonprofit and supported their transition to Little Green Light. Then, I started with my current org 2 years ago and moved us over. It's by far the best donor database I've used.
Emily Westlake, MNPL | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Raisers Edge

I would recommend that people use The Raisers Edge (RE) as the main depository of information about the organization's constituent base, gifts, pulling queries. I find that the interface is becoming really dated and some features are not user-friendly for fundraisers, but I guess NXT is solving this issue.
Lena Trubnikova | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Little Green Light

  • Saves time and steps when receiving, categorizing, and acknowledging donations.
  • It is a powerful relational database with the flexibility to view information in many different ways.
Bonnie Hammond | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Raisers Edge

  • The Raisers Edge makes it easy to quickly look up a name and find out information about that person all in one place.
  • The Raisers Edge is fairly intuitive for basic functions and does not require much training to get started.
  • The Raisers Edge allows information tracking for multiple pieces of data about a single constituent or gift, which is helpful for understanding trends and big-picture analyses.
Elora Tocci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Little Green Light

  • The mobile site is nonexistent - Not usually a major problem but can be when trying to access information away from a computer.
  • Support is only via email and to get a good response you need to have precise questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Raisers Edge

  • The consecutive year report is pre-made however it’s not always the most accurate with years of giving.
  • The NXT version consecutive years of giving is sometimes different then the database years.
  • The dashboard is usually off by a small number as far as donor number accuracy compared to query donor count.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Little Green Light

No score
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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 6.5
Based on 27 answers
RE requires Windows, and in some cases, can be slow. The browser-based version (NXT) is expensive and still limited in functionality. RE is a powerful fundraising database, but doesn't integrate well with other independent school solutions. I would highly recommend RE for any organization who needs a powerful fundraising database, but doesn't have any other major database needs that aren't fulfilled by RE.
Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Little Green Light

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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 9.0
Based on 10 answers
it does lots of things well (prospect tracking and event management), some things FANTASTIC (gift records and donations and relationships). It is rigid enough for the database administrator to maintain good clean data, but flexible enought for customization across organizations so specific data can be kept as needed for YOUR specific organization needs.
Elaine Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Little Green Light

Little Green Light 8.7
Based on 15 answers
They do not do phone support or chat support, only via email. Every time I have contacted them, they have responded and within 24 hours either solved the issue or explained that the software does not have the functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 7.8
Based on 19 answers
Overall the support team is amazing! They were helpful in getting things set up and making changes. It was great to give feedback on the new version and see updates and changes made fairly quickly. These updates made the transition from the database version to the web-based version very smooth and easy.
Kourtney Kirkpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Little Green Light

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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 6.0
Based on 5 answers
Training is key. Blackbaud offered the training package prior to implementation and it helped us understand how to build it so that the future use would be appropriate to the operation of the organization. Data conversion stage was also very important. A lot of work must be done before making the final decisions about the data conversion - what data to convert and what to leave out, where certain information was supposed to be placed within RE.
Lena Trubnikova | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Little Green Light

LGL is significantly less expensive with higher functionality, easier for more users to access, and has more information easily viewable without pulling a formal report.
Megan Farkas | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Raisers Edge

Tessitura has a fully integrated ticketing system and the ability to be notified when a donor walks into your space. It is much better at predicting donor behavior because it is able to track full engagement with your organization not just donor-specific engagement such as events and donations. However, Raisers Edge is a better fundraising database and is more nuanced in its ability to track donor specific information.
Catherine Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Little Green Light

  • Email communication has improved with our donors because they feel the email is addressed just to them.
  • We've been able to improve our donor management to include gift management and pledges.
Sheri Rettew | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Raisers Edge

  • It takes longer than necessary to do things so that makes it cost more staff time to complete the work we need. One example is with online gifts since you can't import these into a batch we have to manually add all of the online gifts which is time consuming.
Amber Manning | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Little Green Light

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Little Green Light Editions & Modules

Edition
Tier 1$39/mo OR $421 per year when paid annually (10% savings)1
Tier 2$49/mo OR $529 per year when paid annually (10% savings)2
Tier 3$59/mo OR $637 per year when paid annually (10% savings)3
Tier 4$69/mo OR $745 per year when paid annually4
  1. Up to 2,500 constituents
  2. Up to 5,000 constituents
  3. Up to 10,000 constituents
  4. Up to 20,000 constituents
Additional Pricing Details
Over 20,000 constituent records? Add $10/mo or $108/yr for each additional 10,000 records.

The Raisers Edge

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

The Raisers Edge Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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