The Little Green Light CRM Donor Management Software Review

Donor Database Software Review with Little Green Light

In our our ongoing “Search Of The Top Donor Database Software Series”, we have prepared a quick look at Little Green Light Donor Management software for Nonprofit Executives like you. Please note that this summary below is not intended to provide our comprehensive 40 page full report but rather should serve as a quick snapshot of the Little Green Light database software.

For those interested in learning more, we have prepared a detailed “Smart Report” for Nonprofit Executives who would like the full picture of this nonprofit software solution.  The software review provides detailed information about the software product, company, and support in an easy to read question and answer format. At this time, the full report is free for Nonprofit Executives only.

Review of Little Green Light

Donor Management Software 

Brief Summary of Little Green Light Fundraising Software 

Little Green Light is a web-based donor management system that helps you track gifts, grants, asks, pledges, and tasks; plan events and send appeals; create mail merges; everything you need to make the most of your development efforts.

One of my first questions to LGL was centered around the name. What the heck does it mean, right?

Well, what I found out is that the name comes from a Taj Mahal song called “Candy Man”. The co-founder Nick loved that song as a child. From their perspective, they thought it projected many good things but two specific: “green light ” means “go” and signifies success; and “little” connotes lightweight and easy, all of which match the promise of LGL—it helps you reach your goals and it’s easy to use.

In addition, a common association with “green light” is from The Great Gatsby: “I glanced seaward – and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and faraway, that might have been the end of a dock.” (pp. 27-28) The green light in the book is broadly understood to be a symbol for hope.

In terms of the software product, LGL offers management of constituent profiles, giving histories, tasks, memberships, event attendance, and relationships. Automated reminders and notifications keep everyone up to date and on task. On-screen reporting views show the information you need in real time. Included with an LGL account is LGL Forms, which makes it easy to build and publish webforms. Integrations let you collect donations and payments, send emails, and validate deliverability of your addresses.

In short, Little Green Light is intended to:

• Be simple to use
• Allow for third-party integration
• Be affordable
• Include outstanding support

The Key Features Of Little Green Light Software includes:  

  • 360-degree view of constituents (single page)
  • Track donations & pledges
  • Build online forms
  • Collect online donations (with ProPay integration)
  • Grants & major gifts
  • Manage solicitations
  • Personalized mailings
  • Simple & advanced searches
  • Custom reports
  • Import and export
  • Coordinate events
  • Track volunteers
  • Manage memberships
  • Powerful integrations (Mandrill, MailChimp, Constant Contact,Wufoo, Formstack, Paypal, SmartyStreets)

Where Does Little Green Light Software Best Fit?

Per LGL, customers manage between 500 and 5,000 constituents in their LGL account, though many track more, including a handful of customers who track over 60,000 constituents. Schools make up the single largest type of nonprofit at about 30% of our customer base, and after that arts organizations and human services organizations are next most common, but every major NTEE code is thoroughly represented.

From review, LGL serves a large number of membership organizations, and most organizations hold events. It’s very typical for LGL customers to have one large event and one annual giving appeal per year. LGL customers typically have 2-3 people who work with the fundraising database on a daily or nearly-daily basis. Per LGL team members, some have a couple of dozen (all using LGL) and some have just one.

From our interview session, what is probably most common across LGL customers is that they want to track information about a broad range of constituents: donors, prospective donors, volunteers, event attendees, etc. They manage communications and relationships with a large number of their constituents. After review, many of LGL’s customers also work very closely with major donor prospects and may be in the midst of a capital campaign.

Almost all have their own websites where they attract prospects to mailing lists and have donate buttons. Many use Paypal for online donations (though now an equal number are using LGL Forms), and most use Quickbooks for accounting software.

The Key Functional Areas of Little Green Light CRM Database?

  • Managing donor information (Constituents Management)
  • Constituent Categories & Segmentation
  • Prospecting and proposals
  • Gift Entry
  • Querying and Reporting (Gift Reporting, Donor, Contact etc.)
  • Task Management
  • Dashboards
  • Mail merging letters (Mailings including regular mail and email)
  • Tracking events with complete events Management & appeals

A Glimpse Of Little Green Light For Nonprofit Fundraisers: 

Little Green Light Constituent Record Screen Shot

 

Little Green Light Fundraising Screen

 

Software Review of Little Green Light Dashboard

Do You Want to Learn More about Little Green Light?

We have prepared a detailed “Smart Report” available for any Nonprofit Executive interested in learning about our view of this nonprofit software. Please take some time to request your complete “Smart Report” by clicking below.

Further, you may take a free test drive by clicking here. And, if you follow that link from our site, your nonprofit will get a $150 credit! And, don’t forget our free consultation too. What a deal!

Please stay tuned to our ongoing software reviews where we will continue to provide further insights into other Donor database software options on the market.

For other nonprofit software reviews, please click AMO, NOAH Membership Software, Nimble AMSESX Catalyst , Weblink Connect, Altai Membership Software, The Databank, MemberCentralNeonCRM , Bloomerang and Timberlake Membership Software. While these are our published reports, please contact us for the others we have in our library too!

Finally, if you work for a nonprofit or software vendor and have a software system which you would like us to include in our series, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind.

Little Green Light Software Review from SmartThoughts

 

CRM Software Review of NeonCRM

A review of Neon CRM for Nonprofits

In our on going “Search of a Membership Software Series”, we have prepared a quick look at Neon CRM in this article. Please note that this summary below is not intended to provide our full report but rather should serve as a quick overview of the Neon CRM donor software system. For those interested in learning more, we have prepared a detailed “Smart Report” for Nonprofit Executives who would like the full view.

The full report, updated 3/2018, is available upon request from Nonprofit Executives provides detailed information about the software product, company, and support in an easy to read question and answer format.

Neon CRM Nonprofit Software Review

Brief Summary: 

NeonCRM developed by z2Systems is a web-based fundraising and membership system that provides nonprofit organizations with all the tools required to increase donations and memberships while automating common processes and streamlining staff’s day-to-day tasks.

NeonCRM integrates with a nonprofits website that auto-feeds data to a unified database and provides a platform that is accessible for staff, constituents, donors, and members. Per NeonCRM, they believe that they have a powerful CRM database that can be used to track all of the people, organizations, communications, documents, activities, notes, and payments important to a nonprofit mission. There biggest value-add is helping to eliminate using multiple databases and software programs. They offer a single platform with many functional areas required of a nonprofit.

What features does Neon CRM Software include?  

  • One fully integrated CRM database solution.
  • Combined features for combination fundraising and membership based organizations.
  • Membership Management (including Custom Terms, Rolling & Calendar Memberships, Discounts, Online Directories, Constituent Login Portal).
  • Donation Management (including Online Donation Forms, Donation Levels, Unlimited Campaigns, Funds, and Purposes, Pledges, Soft Credits, Matching & Split Gifts, & In-Kind Donations etc.).
  • Grant Tracking is unique.
  • Document Sharing Center.
  • Integrated Events and Fundraising Management (Advanced Ticketing).
  • Mass Email Communications (including tracking, templates, campaign statistics).
  • Staff/Volunteer Project and Timesheet Management.
  • Click2Mail service which allows for instant mailing house queue based on NeonCRM. Constituent action that automatically pushes bulk mail action to Click2Mail mailing services
  • Quickbooks connection is available.
  • Easy Account Search.

Where does Neon CRM Software likely Fit?

  • Small to Low Mid-Tier Associations and Nonprofits.
  • Their “Sweet Spot” tends to be in the 4 to 15 staff range.
  • Nonprofits who desire an “All in One” solution.
  • Nonprofits which have fundraising and membership management needs. Ex. Foundation, Museums, Arts and Cultural, Faith Based, Clubs.

Key Functional Areas of Neon CRM Software?

  • Members, Memberships & Subscriptions (Member Login Portal)
  • Fundraising, Donors & Donations Management
  • Constituents & Volunteers Management
  • Orders Management (Customer Purchases)
  • Events, Attendees & Registrations (Ticketing)
  • Major Prospect & Donor Activity Tracking
  • Email Communications & Auto Emails
  • Targeted Mailed Communications
  • Accounting (AR) with Quickbooks Auto-Synchronization
  • Document Management including Staff Documents & Account Attachments
  • Product Sales & Downloadable Digital Content
  • Website Design Services 

Is NeonCRM the Best CRM Software for Your Association?

We don’t espouse to the belief that there is “one best CRM” for everyone. But, NeonCRM may very well be your best fit.

However, to answer this question with certainty, we need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.

Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a “pretty brochure”, “marketing noise.” or a “sales pitch.”

Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.

If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our “vendor matching” services here.

Want More AMS Membership Software Reviews?

Please stay tuned to our ongoing “Searching for A Smart AMS Software” where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for our 501(c) 6 membership focused organizations.

For the most recent published reviews, please click below:

And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here 

If you work for an AMS or CRM database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!

Download a Free Software Review of Neon CRM for Nonprofits

Missio Donor CRM Software Review

Missio Fundraising Software Review

Are you still searching for the best suite of products to run your nonprofit efficiently? If so, the team at Missio™ believes that they have the best donor CRM for your nonprofit.

Missio Donor Software Review

In our ongoing “Search of a Donor Software Series”, we have prepared a quick look at Missio, a CRM Software for nonprofit organizations. This tool aspires to provide nonprofit executives a complete suite of products to run their nonprofit efficiently from anywhere. It includes fundraising tools, payment solutions, complete donor management, pledges, & volunteer management. For those interested in learning more about Missio, we are available to share with you are thoughts about this donor nonprofit software and how it fits in the CRM software market today.

In addition, we have curated, interviewed, and prepared more detailed information for executives employed in the not for profit association industry to set up a time to discuss as well. Our agnostic insights and software reports are designed for those who would like fair and objective insights into the capabilities of this nonprofit system.

Introduction to Missio Donor CRM Software:

Missio™ is a complete suite of products to run your nonprofit efficiently from anywhere. Unique fundraising tools, payment solutions, donor management, pledges, & volunteer management may be found in this CRM System for Nonprofits. Missio™ has developed a core set of complementary products that aspired to take the worry out of your software and allow you to focus on the mission of your organization. Top clients cited by this vendor are Lakeland Habitat for Humanity, WizdomTalk, & Our Compassion.

What makes Missio Nonprofit CRM unique? 

  • Missio™ is 100% web-based allowing easy secure access to your data and information.
  • No need to know HTML. Both website visitors and staff can interact with the system without needing to know any programming.
  • Missio™ comes complete with integrated website and email marketing analytics.
  • Multiple Language support which provides the ability to run a website in multiple languages.
  • Open architecture, Missio™ products integrate easily with your other business software applications.
  • Kiosk Software which allow donors to donate on the spot at your events and fundraisers.
  • Missio.io™ TV which allows you to build your own TV channel and promote videos live telecasts and pay-per-view events.
  • Missio™ works on both PC and Macintosh platforms.

The Functional Areas of the Missio Donor Database: 

  • Constituent Relationship Management
  • Peer to Peer Fundraising
  • Donation & Pledge Management
  • Donor CRM with complete Analytics
  • Event Management & Ticketing
  • Online Store (Branded)
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Content Management

Where does Missio Fundraising CRM Fit?

Missio has stated that they believe that they would be best suited for the following:

  • Nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organizations with 50-500 employees (range)  
  • Churches, Museums, Women centric Ngo’s, Child Health, Skill Development,
  • Environmental, Hygiene, Animal care, Child Education  etc.

How much does Missio Software Cost? 

Like many donor CRM systems on the market today, Missio is “cloud-based”. Therefore, Missio has a flexible SaaS (Software As A Service) pricing model.

As of 11/2017, pricing starts from $99 per month to $325 per month depending on the modules that client wants to use. Website Development, Email Marketing and Digital Marketing Services are at a separate cost.

This is a guideline only. Please consult Missio directly for the most up to date pricing.

Missio Fundraising Software Visual: 

Is Missio The Best CRM Software? 

We don’t espouse to the belief that there is “one best CRM” for everyone. But, Missio CRM may very well be your best fit.

However, to answer this question with certainty, we need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.

Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a “pretty brochure”, “marketing noise.” or a “sales pitch.”

Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.

If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our “vendor matching” services here.

Want More CRM & Membership Software Reviews?

Please stay tuned to our ongoing “Searching for A Smart CRM Software” where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for our 501(c) 6 membership focused organizations.

For the most recent published reviews, please click below:

And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here 

If you work for an AMS database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!

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