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5 simple ways to manage volunteers using Little Green Light

Volunteers are an essential part of nearly every non-profit organization, but managing volunteer data can be a challenge. Here are five ideas on how Little Green Light can help you recruit, retain, and track volunteers in a way that makes it easy—for you and your volunteers!   Idea#1: Accept volunteer applications online Use LGL Forms to […]

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Tips for retaining your donors after a Giving Day

Participating in a 24-hour online giving event like Giving Tuesday or Give Local America is a great opportunity for your organization to raise funds. To fully harness its power, though, it’s important to look beyond the day itself! If your Giving Day is a community-wide event, the added publicity can really help drive new donors to […]

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How to re-engage your lapsed donors

  Every organization has lapsed donors. These are donors who previously contributed to your organization, but for whatever reason they haven’t renewed their support. Their prior giving is evidence that they believe in your mission, though, and it’s a good indicator that they may give again. What can you do to try and win back […]

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How fundraisers can combat writer’s block

  It’s a feeling every fundraiser knows and dreads. You need to write an appeal letter. It needs to be compelling and inspiring, and also must bring in the money for your organization’s important work. And…you can’t get started. Writer’s block has stopped you in your tracks. Sound familiar? Writer’s block strikes every fundraiser at some […]

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6 simple ways to strengthen your grant applications

Grant applications are an important component of most development operations. But they can also be a source of stress. It’s no small task to navigate the various guidelines, the different application formats, and the deadlines of each funder. Hopefully, you have a donor management system like Little Green Light that helps you track critical information such as application and reporting […]

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How to plan your way to fundraising success

The concept of a fundraising plan can seem daunting, especially if you’re new to fundraising or you’re fundraising for a small organization. The reality is that having a pre-planned strategy will be an asset to you as you fundraise throughout the year, no matter how large or small your organization is. Once you have a […]

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Gear up to be a productive, happy fundraiser in the new year

Do you ever feel a little burned out in December? The last quarter of the calendar year is an especially busy one for fundraisers, and it’s normal to feel like you’ve run out of steam. With a new year approaching, though, it’s also an opportune time to get organized for the months ahead. Here’s a simple […]

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8 last-minute tricks to boost your year-end fundraising

  It’s December and your year-end appeal letters are in the mail. Time to put your feet up and wait for those donations to roll in, right? Not quite. There are some simple but effective steps you can take to reinforce your appeal and boost your year-end fundraising results. Pick a few ideas from the list […]

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Tips for tapping into the potential of your LYBUNT list

If you’re new to fundraising, the title of this blog post may look like jibberish to you—what in the world is a LYBUNT? LYBUNT is an acronym that refers to donors who contributed to your organization “Last Year But Unfortunately Not This”. Many fundraisers consider LYBUNTs to be low-hanging fruit: These donors expressed interest in […]

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