Over the past few months, we’ve made some updates in Little Green Light to the following features:
Please keep reading for a description of each update.
NEW! Add a “Type” to a list, favorite a list, and add a description to a list
You can now classify and describe your lists in new ways, making them easier to manage and use.
Classify your lists by “Type”: Add new list types by going to your Settings > Menu items > Other menu items > List menu items page and adding the types that you want to use:
Once you have added a list type, you can edit a list and assign the list type to it:
“Favorite” specific lists and make them “stick” to the top of all your lists by going to your List Manager page and clicking the star next to the list name:
Give your list a description by editing the list and completing the Description field
NEW! Ability to view by single-select custom gift fields
You can now view your giving data through the lens of any single-select custom gift field that exists in your account:
NEW! Search for constituents by custom gift fields
You can now search for constituents by any gift that has a custom gift field assigned to it by clicking into the dropdown menu shown below and selecting the custom gift field:
NEW! Export related gifts
It is now possible to export related gifts. To see an example of how this works, please view how to export related gifts on soft credits.
NEW! Include deductible amount in an acknowledgment mailing
A recent update to the “[[gifts.ack.custom_list]]” merge field adds a total sum for the deductible amount column in an acknowledgment mailing. If you include “deductible_amount” in the custom options for this merge field, the gifts’ deductible amount column will include a total at the bottom.
Here is how the merge field should appear in your acknowledgment letter template:
NEW! Deduplicate your constituent address data
It’s now possible to dedupe your constituent addresses by turning on this new feature from Settings > Subscription settings and scrolling down the page to check the “Deduplicate mailing addresses automatically?” box:
This feature allows your mailing addresses to be deduplicated continually as a background process. You can read more about how this works in the help article.
New! Add a quantity (in pounds) to an in-kind gift
You can now add a pound quantity to an in-kind gift. Turn this feature on in Settings > Subscription settings > Gift settings. Once the feature is turned on, when you select the gift type of “In Kind” the Quantity field appears, and you can enter the number of pounds.
You can also search and report using the “Quantity” field.
New! View your donor retention data year to date
You can now select to view your donor retention data year to date by selecting the “Year to date?” checkbox, as shown here:
NEW! Editing your form title and description is now easier
When you are editing any form, the title field is now more visible. Just click the Edit Form Title & Description button to edit your form’s title and/or its description:
NEW! Edit a phone number within the form submission
The “Phone number” field within a form submission is now editable, so you can make changes when needed. Just click the pencil icon within the submission in LGL Forms and you’ll be able to edit the field. This is most useful on recurring donations if the donor entered an incorrect or now out-of-date phone number, and you want to prevent the wrong number from being added to your data in LGL with each recurring donation.
If you have questions about these updates, or anything else about using LGL, please reach out to our Support team by completing the “Contact us” form on the Help page in your account.
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