The team behind LGL is dedicated to providing nonprofits with an excellent, affordable, and easy-to-use donor management and CRM system. With years of experience in web-based software and business development, and, most importantly, real-world fundraising expertise, we work hard every day to make the lives of our customers just a little bit easier.
Nick didn’t realize he’d be so passionate about writing code and building databases when he was studying literature back at Oberlin College, but in retrospect he can see that it was inevitable. He is always happiest when building something, and software is a perfect medium—the sky is the limit! For years at Amazon.com and then at Serials Solutions, he bent his mind to the task of building systems to clean up data and products to present it to users in the best possible way. A master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Washington helped formalize his understanding of how to organize information, and he has poured that knowledge into Little Green Light (with lots of help from Chris, Hunter, Timi, Teri, and all of LGL’s customers) on a mission to make LGL ever more powerful, fun, and easy to use.
Chris is the source of our intellectual knowledge in the field. He started fundraising out of college and has many years of experience serving as a campaign consultant with CCS Fund Raising and leading seasoned fundraising staff at the local, regional, and national levels. Chris is LGL’s architect and chief product strategist, and his mission is to help fundraisers spend more time doing the valuable work of fundraising, and less time hassling with a complex database. Chris graduated from Middlebury College and holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law. He currently serves as Vice President of the Sant Bani School Board of Trustees and lives with his wife and two children in Gilmanton, NH.
Hunter has two decades of experience in growing business initiatives at both the Discovery Channel and Amazon.com. At Discovery he managed school initiatives, including outreach and curriculum development for Discovery’s Cable in the Classroom programming. He was also responsible for Discovery’s first website in 1995. At Amazon, Hunter managed the third-party merchant program for Books, Music, and Video, and led business development and product management for several digital initiatives. Hunter has a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Wharton; he lives with his wife (who's a middle school science teacher) and two kids in Seattle, WA.
Timi has over 25 years of development and management experience working with non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the LGL staff, Timi served as the Director of Advancement at St. Paul Catholic High School, where she managed a successful database conversion to LGL and secured a 68% increase in the school’s Annual Fund revenue. Her strong belief in the work of nonprofit organizations guides her desire to provide dedicated support to LGL’s customers, ensuring that they are able to focus on their most important work—their mission. Timi holds a BA in sociology from the University of New Hampshire.
Teri is a usability and content professional with many years of experience working for companies such as Microsoft and Amazon.com. Her goal is to help LGL customers and prospective customers easily find the information they seek. Teri has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MA from the University of Chicago.
History of Little Green Light
Little Green Light was started in 2007 by brothers Chris and Nick Bicknell to help schools and nonprofits spend less time managing data and more time raising money.
Chris built his first donor database in Filemaker Pro in 1992, so he could get the lists and reports he needed to streamline his efforts. As a fundraising consultant years later and frustrated by expensive donor systems designed for direct mail, he returned to managing lists in custom databases and Excel spreadsheets. These solutions got the job done but required a lot of sweat and late nights to build and maintain. Chris saw the need for something better. He teamed up with his code-wrangling brother, Nick, to build a system that would work from the start, without customization.
Around that time, Sant Bani School, which both brothers attended and where their father is headmaster, was using The Raiser’s Edge and looking for a lighter and more affordable donor management system. Sant Bani is a K-12 day school located in central New Hampshire. The school relies on capital campaigns to meet its budgetary goals and was focused on building an endowment. Sant Bani took an active role in helping develop LGL and has been a customer since 2007.
Key members of the LGL team: Karen and Kent Bicknell, founders of Sant Bani (the school that started the whole idea of LGL) and brothers Chris and Nick Bicknell. LGL was barely on the horizon when the family gathered for this photo in 1986.
How to reach us
We can be contacted by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 877.820.6109 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm ET). Our mailing address (for subscription checks and other business communications) is 4616 25th Ave. NE, #206, Seattle, WA 98105.
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- Unlimited users, with role-based access
- No extra modules to pay for
- Email and live phone support
- Live weekly webinar with LGL staff
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- Daily backups of all your data
- Free use for 30 days, no credit card required