Our History

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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
The Early Days
Nick & Chris partner to create Bicknell Information Group, begin work on Little Green Light
Lots of nights and weekends working on an early edition of the product
Launched Little Green Light at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco
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.
First paying customer
Nick and Chris’s roadshow through New England
Hunter joins as Little Green Light’s third partner
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.


Nick at a trade show, 2009

Chris wears new swag

Chris with our fancy new swag, 2009

It's Getting Real
Company funded by friends & family; Timi hired as first employee
Roadshow in Vermont and New Hampshire (where Timi gets her first parking ticket ever)
Integrations with MailChimp and Wufoo
Launched new Flex Importer, allowing customers to import thousands of rows of data at a time
Integration with PayPal
Launched new Search & Reporting feature and Mailings
Integration with Constant Contact
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

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

Modern Era
Number of nonprofits using Little Green Light: 5,000
Passed $100 million processed via LGL Forms
Integration with QuickBooks Online
Celebrated our 10th Anniversary and ended the year with 14 employees
Rolled out integration with Zapier
Introduced new logo and branding
Added new charts and graphs to LGL Dashboard
Number of nonprofits using Little Green Light: Over 7,500
LGL Team in Boston 2018

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

Zapier integration

LGL now integrated with Zapier, 2020

LGL Golf

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

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