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Little Green Light

Little Green Light


What is Little Green Light?

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.

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Little Green Light is a versatile CRM software that serves a variety of departments within organizations. Users appreciate its ability to …
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LGL for Accounting

9 out of 10
August 08, 2018
Little Green Light is used mainly by our Development and Operations department. We use it as our main donation database. Here we record …
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Tier 1


per month Up to 2,500 constituent records

Tier 2


per month Up to 5,000 constituent records

Tier 3


per month Up to 10,000 constituent records

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $45 per month Up to 2,500 constituent records
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What is Little Green Light?

Since 2007, Little Green Light has been developing donor management and fundraising software for small-to-midsize nonprofits designed to streamline many of the tedious tasks nonprofit administrators face, aiming to accomplish this by creating a platform that integrates with many of the software tools nonprofits use today. Through third party software integrations, the Little Green Light donor management and fundraising platform is designed to to complete a task that might otherwise require multiple software tools, to save time, money, and keep focus on the mission.

Little Green Light Features

  • Supported: Donor and Fundraising Management
  • Supported: Built-In Integrations
  • Supported: Online Donation Forms
  • Supported: Major Gift Tracking
  • Supported: Event Tracking
  • Supported: Volunteer Management
  • Supported: Customizable Dashboard
  • Supported: Data Segmentation
  • Supported: Constituent Profiles
  • Supported: Pledge Tracking

Little Green Light Screenshots

Screenshot of Data migrationScreenshot of Constituent relationship managementScreenshot of Alerts and tracking reportsScreenshot of Fundraising and donor management reports

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Little Green Light Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Little Green Light starts at $45.

Kindful, a Bloomerang product, DonorPerfect, and Neon CRM are common alternatives for Little Green Light.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Little Green Light are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Little Green Light is a versatile CRM software that serves a variety of departments within organizations. Users appreciate its ability to address issues experienced with their former CRM, making it a reliable solution for donor management. The software allows for the tracking of individual donor stewardship and grants, making it an essential tool for the Development team. It also facilitates the management of committees of development volunteers, in addition to the sole development staff.

Little Green Light is highly valued as a donor management software, providing a central repository for storing crucial information about donors and constituents. Users rely on its functionality for tracking donations, acknowledgments, and generating reports. With its robust donation recording capabilities, Little Green Light enables organizations to maintain detailed records and gain valuable insights into their donor base. Furthermore, it seamlessly processes donation payments from websites, streamlining the fundraising process.

The software extends its utility beyond donor management, serving as a versatile tool for other departments such as Advancement and Operations. It is used for tasks ranging from gift tracking and maintaining mailing lists to tracking progress in fundraising campaigns and managing internal and external relationships. Its ease of use is appreciated by users who rely on features like segmenting, list-building, custom report creation, and recording constituent contacts. Moreover, Little Green Light's affordability and robust nature make it an excellent choice for small to medium-sized nonprofits seeking a comprehensive CRM solution.

In addition to its nonprofit applications, Little Green Light can also be leveraged by individuals in different roles within an organization. For example, employees use it as a resource to track information on people while board members utilize its functionality for managing donors, tracking donations, and planning future campaigns.

Overall, Little Green Light has proven itself as a reliable and efficient CRM software by providing customizable solutions tailored to specific usage needs across various departments and roles within organizations.

Great Support Team: Several reviewers have praised Little Green Light for its great support team. Users have mentioned that despite initial concerns about the lack of a contact number, they found that support questions were responded to quickly and the team was always helpful.

Efficient Donor Management: Many users appreciate how Little Green Light saves them time and steps when it comes to receiving, categorizing, and acknowledging donations. The software is described as efficient in donor management tasks, making it easier for organizations to handle their fundraising efforts.

Powerful Relational Database: Little Green Light has been commended for being a powerful relational database with the flexibility to view information in many different ways. Reviewers find it transparent and appreciate the ability to create live lists easily, allowing them to see who their criteria are selecting.

Challenging Report Generation: Some users have found pulling reports in Little Green Light to be a challenging task. They have expressed difficulty in obtaining the desired data in specific categories, which can hinder their ability to analyze and track important information effectively.

Limited Integration with Other Programs: Several reviewers have mentioned the need for improved integration with other programs such as QuickBooks. Users feel that having more seamless integration would greatly enhance their workflow and streamline their processes.

Lack of Mobile App: Many users have expressed disappointment over the absence of a mobile app for Little Green Light. Not having a mobile app limits their ability to access and manage donor information on-the-go, which is considered an essential feature by several reviewers.

Users have made several recommendations based on their experiences with LGL. The three most common recommendations include spending time inputting data and learning the features of LGL, learning about revenue coding and different categorization settings, and exploring LGL's guides and training resources before signing up. These recommendations highlight the importance of investing time in learning about LGL's features, data management capabilities, and customization options to optimize its use for non-profit organizations. Taking these recommendations into account can help non-profits effectively utilize LGL for their fundraising needs.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Little Green Light for our CRM - we do not use it to its full capacity, and I would like to start. That is my goal for 2024. We use it for tracking our donors and donations. It offers great reporting, but we do not use it. We use it to pull tax letters and that is about it. I have been researching this year and plan to implement reporting to reengage lapsed donors.
  • Ease of entering donations
  • Ease of creating tax letters
  • Ease of templated thank you notes
  • Ability to have multiple types of thank you notes: Recurring, New Donor, In Honor Of.....
  • I think the pulling lists could be easier and exporting the results
  • I would love more webinars to learn extended features
  • Tax letters to provide a PDF - this was in the works and hopefully is ready for this year tax season.
  • Ability to attach a file to an email
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
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Little Green Light as our CRM. It is primarily used in our Resource Department, however other departments do utilize it. Little Green Light has addressed all the issues we were experiencing with our former CRM. I absolutely love Little Green Light.
  • Donor Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Relationship Tracking
  • Campaign Management
  • Integration with other platforms
  • Event Tracking
  • Pulling reports have posed to be a little difficult for me
  • Donor search criteria
  • When entering a payment currently you are not able to apply one payment to multiple pledges
Little Green Light is the Cadillac of CRM's in my opinion. It is extremely user friendly and everything is just a click away.
September 01, 2020

A great donor database!

Emily Westlake, MNPL | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our Development team uses Little Green Light to track individual donor stewardship as well as some grants. I am the sole development staff on the team, but we have a committee of 6 development volunteers who I manage as well.
  • 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.
  • Tracking partners/spouses is a bit ambiguous, whether to track as two separate individuals or the same contact (both have their pros and cons).
  • Not strong in grant tracking/reporting
  • No app (yet!)
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Little Green Light is our donor management software. It stores information about our donors and other constituents and allows us to track donations and acknowledgments, create reports, communicate with constituents, and more. It is used by people in this organization who are involved with fundraising, financials, and donor stewardship. It allows us to maintain excellent and robust donation records, familiarize ourselves with our donors, and process donation payments seamlessly from our website.
  • 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.
  • I wish the LGL Forms could send notices when a customer's recurring payment fails.
  • More integration with other programs would be wonderful.
LGL is a robust and powerful tool for nonprofit organizations of all sizes, who want to track their donor base. It is user-friendly, intuitive, and very customizable. The ability to receive donations using LGL Forms works seamlessly with the database, saving you time in data entry, and you can easily look at reports that illustrate your levels of giving year-by-year.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
LGL is used daily by all US-based of our organization. It serves as our donor "address book," record of communications, funding and campaign database, and host of donor-facing online giving pages.
  • LGL has many functions, but unlike Salesforce or bigger software, the less-used functions do not crowd out the basics. First-time users are easily coached and not overwhelmed, in my experience implementing it in my organization.
  • LGL is a great value for the price! Could not find a better deal in all my research.
  • We have yet to get a good handle on getting automatic notifications for thank-yous.
  • No integration yet with QuickBooks.
LGL is well-suited to our organization of $500,000 and three employees. We have found it particularly useful for tracking donors' giving, generating year-end statements, taking online donations, generating mass mailings, and recording email communications with donors. Specifically, when Jan comes and we need to send out year-end giving statements, the process is very easy. When we receive a gift via check or online, it is easy to record. We have a sponsorship system where donors can sponsor the education of a certain student, and we have found it very easy to track who sponsors who. We're able to easily send emails to everyone who lies within a certain radius of a ZIP code when we are putting on local events. We're able to easily set up events and record who has attended.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use LGL within the advancement department for donor management and gift tracking. It also houses our mailing list for the organization, including current parents and alumni. It is not our primary student software system, but we maintain some student information because it is very convenient to have access to it using LGL's functionality. We like the ease of segmenting, list-building, creating custom reports, recording constituent contacts, and the user-friendly presentation of information.
  • Transparent, "live" list creation - Easy to see who your criteria are selecting.
  • Flexibility of custom menu items - Easy to configure system to meet your needs.
  • Can't think of any shortcomings!
As a small non-profit, we find LGL is very well-suited to our needs for managing our donor relationships and fundraising efforts. As a school, our constituents include current parents and students; while we include them in LGL for convenience, we don't expect LGL to function as a student information system or parent portal, and therefore have other systems for this information.
January 24, 2020

Great CRM for the value

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are a mid-sized non-profit and we use Little Green Light (LGL) as our primary CRM database. Our primary use is in our development department where we track and manage donations as well as tracking our internal and external relationships. We also use the native forms for our online giving and event registrations.
  • Easy to use - Can be set up fairly quickly.
  • Powerful but not overwhelming- It can do nearly everything you want from a database but you don't need to have a dedicated staff managing it.
  • 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.
I think it's great for smaller organizations or organizations that don't have a lot of dedicated development staff. For organizations that are processing many gifts, it is probably not the best solution. The permissions system also is limited making users who have to work with donations essentially 'super users' and others having very limited control which if you are worried about privacy within your team can be a challenge.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hope Clinic uses Little Green Light for our donor management and communications. We use it for event forms and sign-ups, as well as producing year-end statements for donors. We have approximately 1,400 donors and grantors and have been able to segment our donor database into categories, which makes for easier management and communication. The price and robust nature of LGL make this a no-brainer for small to medium-size nonprofits. I can't say enough about them.
  • Handles donor communications with ease.
  • Integration with PayPal is seamless.
  • 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.
Hope Clinic has a 1,400 member donor database, including grantors, one-time donors, event attendees, volunteers, churches, etc. It handles gift management with ease, as it does email communication. It's super easy to segment and select a list of your choosing and email just the selected donors. We use it for forms to collect event attendees, surveys, and donations. I honestly can't say enough about this platform and have recommended it to every NPO who asks on Facebook groups. You can't beat the price for the robustness of the system.
Abby Henkel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Little Green Light (LGL) to track donor data including donation history, mailings, meeting summaries, contact info, background info, and more. We also use it to pull complex reports with all sorts of data. We develop mailing lists and track data on who receives the mailings. We run fundraising campaigns and track progress using their Appeals and Campaigns functions. We email donors and smaller groups and track all the emails in LGL. Every employee uses it. It's our number-one resource to keep track of information on people.
  • You can pull robust reports based on complex queries and get all kinds of information.
  • Their customer service is fantastic. If I have any question or need help in the database, they respond and take care of it promptly.
  • Occasionally I want to pull a report and can't get the information I want. That's usually when I'm within a certain area of it, like Gifts, and it won't let me pull data outside of a few categories relevant to that. I haven't figured out why yet.
  • The interface works well and is easy to read, but it does look like it hasn't been updated in a long time. It's not as modern and flashy as some newer ones. But that's not really a flaw. I don't have a lot of complaints!
Basically any nonprofit can benefit from this. I can't think of an instance where you wouldn't want to use it. I suppose things like Raiser's Edge might be more robust for a really huge nonprofit, but LGL works great for our needs. It's also not appropriate for a business, as it was built for nonprofits and is made to track donor data, not customers and purchasing and tax and all that. LGL is also not accounting software.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am a board member of a nonprofit and we use it to manage donors. It solves the problem of keeping track of donors and how much they have given. We also use it to track potential donors and any campaigns we are running or campaigns we are planning in the future.
  • Tracking donors with a team that is sharing data. That way it avoids duplication of efforts.
  • Tracking the success of campaigns.
  • Keeping track of donor contact such as whether thank you notes were sent.
  • Bulk importing contacts is quite cumbersome.
  • Integration with QuickBooks needs improvement.
Little Green Light is appropriate for nonprofits who need a way to track their donors - the entire process. Unfortunately, there is a steep learning curve for the software. It may not be appropriate if you don't have the resources to commit to learning it. You may seek out more simple solutions.
August 08, 2018

LGL for Accounting

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Little Green Light is used mainly by our Development and Operations department. We use it as our main donation database. Here we record all grants and donations for our whole organization. We use it for reporting, database management, donor management and more. It is a very efficient tracking tool and you can customize depending on the different usage you need it for. Personally it helps me reconcile all grants and donation on the accounting side.
  • Donor database management is very efficient.
  • Entering data is user friendly.
  • You can customize different settings depending on your needs.
  • More intregration with other programs such as QB. More seamless.
This tool is a more suited for the Development department specifically on the stewardship part. If there are more integrations with accounting databases, like QB, it would be even more suitable for the operations side. It would be less appropriate for data entry reporting on the accounting side.
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