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Keep your gift data clean and consistent using Fundraising Views

Though gift data in Little Green Light is second in overall importance to constituent data, it is actually more frequently imported and exported. This is why it’s important to ensure your gift data is always entered into LGL correctly and consistently. But inaccuracies can sometimes crop up. This post shares a Pro Tip from the LGL […]

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The financial perks of building a simple donation form

When your goal is to collect online gifts, your tool is the donation form you publish on your webpage or send in an email. But a donation form can come in different shapes and sizes, just like tools. It is best to use the right one because, to employ the metaphor of a knife in […]

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Celebrating 10 years of empowering small nonprofits

Dear Friends of Little Green Light, We are celebrating 10 years of LGL this year and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us along the way. We would not be here without the family and friends who got us off the ground, the great team of people we work with […]

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How to create a perfect online form in Little Green Light

In Little Green Light, you can build an online form to collect anything from event registrations to donations and everything in between. But creating a perfect form takes advance planning and execution. In this article, we share 6 tips to help you create a perfect online form, one that meets the goals you are trying […]

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How to simplify your grant management process

In this article, Chris Bicknell, Little Green Light Co-founder and President, shares some tips on how to use Little Green Light to simplify your grant management process. Searching for and keeping track of grants you’re seeking for your nonprofit are probably among the many tasks your development office is trying to manage. By using the Goal […]

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A guide to writing a compelling case for support

Writing a “case statement” (AKA “case for support” or “case”) gets mentioned in many trainings, books, and guides as critical to complete before seeking philanthropic support of your organization’s mission. To help you accomplish this goal, this short piece a) gives a quick overview of what “case” means; b) provides simple starter tips on how […]

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Behind the scenes of data migration

On Friday, March 13, Timi Paccioretti, Felicia Terry, and I gathered with a group of 20 or so nonprofit staff and volunteers in Nashville, TN. (Yes, we did experience several Friday the 13th-type problems, including Felicia’s car getting rear-ended! Happily, no one was injured, except the car.) Our goal was to explore data migration to […]

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How to best manage your monthly donors

Well-managed monthly or recurring giving programs are wonderful for both the donor and the organization they support. Poorly managed programs a) upset donors, b) upset staff, and c) lose the organization current and future philanthropy. It is easy to tell if an organization is pursuing monthly/recurring giving in a way that will work well vs. […]

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How to find your most passionate donors

In a March 2012 interview conducted by Phyllis Freedman with Chuck Longfield, the founder of Target Analytics, these two veteran fundraisers discussed what kind of data can help you identify who is really passionate about your organization. Since passion leads to larger gifts and a much higher likelihood of a legacy gift, this is rather […]

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4 tips for keeping your donor database healthy

In the same way our bodies do, keeping a database healthy requires consistent work. This post gives you some practical methods for achieving database health, or what is sometimes referred to as reachability, a focus on answering the questions, “can you contact everyone in your database to ask them to consider a gift, and if so, can […]

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