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Celebrating 10 Years!
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A Word from Our Founders
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I believe small nonprofits represent the very best of humanity: They exist to serve others; they accomplish a great deal for their community through the power of human effort; and they are, generally, free from bureaucracy.

Co-Founder, Little Green Light

We started out with a simple belief that small teams can accomplish big things, and a mission to build great donor management software that any nonprofit could afford. 10 years later, this belief and mission remain the same and we look forward to the next 10 years of keeping it simple, powerful, and affordable.

Co-Founder, Little Green Light
2007-2011
The Early Days
2007
Nick & Chris partner to create Bicknell Information Group, begin work on Little Green Light
2008
Lots of nights and weekends working on an early edition of the product
2009
Launched Little Green Light at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco
2009
Demoed at the North Carolina Nonprofit Conference and at the Association of Catholic Admissions & Advancement Professionals. Met Timi Paccioretti, an early customer and later our first employee.
2009
First paying customer
2010
Nick and Chris’s roadshow through New England
2010
Hunter joins as Little Green Light’s third partner
2011
Number of nonprofits using Little Green Light: 100
Nick & Chris sign

Nick & Chris form Bicknell Information Group, 2007

Chris & Nick work remotely

Working remotely on opposite sides of the U.S.

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Nick at a trade show, 2009

Chris wears new swag

Chris with our fancy new swag, 2009

2011-2013
It's Getting Real
2011
Company funded by friends & family; Timi hired as first employee
2011
Roadshow in Vermont and New Hampshire (where Timi gets her first parking ticket ever)
2011
Integrations with MailChimp and Wufoo
2012
Launched new Flex Importer, allowing customers to import thousands of rows of data at a time
2012
Integration with PayPal
2012
Launched new Search & Reporting feature and Mailings
2013
Integration with Constant Contact
2013
Little Green Light featured in Idealware’s guide to CRMs
LGL Timeline Timi FirstEmployee@2x

Timi is hired as first employee

New England Road Trip

New England road show, 2011

Nick Presenting

Nick presenting at the New England road show, 2011

LGL Timeline Integrations

Integrations, 2011-2013

2014-2017
Ramping Up
2014
Launched LGL Forms & donation processing
2014
Number of nonprofits using Little Green Light: 1,000
2015
Creation of the LGL Consultant Network
2016
Created our User Group on Facebook (1,000 members and counting)
2016
Number of nonprofits using Little Green Light: 2,500
2017
Launched our new branding and website
2017
10th employee hired
2017
Launched Direct Email
LGL Team NH 2015

Company-wide meeting, New Hampshire, 2015

LGL Consultant Network

LGL Consultant Network, 2015

Logo Before After

New website and visual identity, 2017

2018-2019
Modern Era
2018
Number of nonprofits using Little Green Light: 5,000
2018
Passed $100 million processed via LGL Forms
2019
Integration with QuickBooks Online
2019
10th Anniversary celebrated with 12 employees
LGL Team in Boston 2018

All grown up at our company-wide meeting, Boston, 2018

Celebrating 10 Years

Celebrating 10 Years in 2019!

LGL Golf

A big welcome to Annie, our 12th employee, 2019

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