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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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A quick guide to writing a compelling case statement

Nearly every training, instructional book, web page, etc. starts out with the idea that before you dive into the strategies and tactics of asking for monetary support of your mission you need to develop a “case for support” or “case statement.” This short piece is written to give you a quick overview of a) what […]

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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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Data security and Little Green Light

 “After people, data is your most important resource.” — John Kenyon Introduction We’re often asked, “How secure will my data be in LGL?” Being in the cloud, we certainly understand where the question is coming from. Typically, assessing risk in relation to data and IT involves working through three major components: Evaluation and assessment – […]

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Entering a pledge in your donor management system

We are often asked about the best way to deal with the difficult task of tracking gifts that people commit to make sometime in the future, especially when dealing with monthly donations. The question is, should we use the pledge functionality all the time? Like so many things, the answer is, “it depends.” To help […]

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