When should I post updates about my project?

Steward Team Updated by Steward Team

Every Steward loan is different, so there is no set rule on how often you should be sharing updates about your project. However, using the updates feature on your Project Page is a great way to keep your lenders up-to-date both during and after your campaign! 

Below are our suggestions on the best times to post updates. Remember to always follow Steward's messaging guidelines and have a Steward team member review your post before sending.

When to send an update

During your campaigns
  • Upon reaching different funding milestones (e.g., 50%, 80%, 100%)
  • Any updates that may be interesting to your lenders. For example, when crops have been planted, additional CSA shares available, new team members, etc.
After you receive your loan
  • Send a "Thank You!" message to all participating lenders
  • Describe purchases made from your funds
  • Announce that your first repayment has been made! 
  • Detail what's ahead for the business? While everyone loves good news, it's okay to share challenges too⏤ lenders want to feel like they're part of your journey

Check out this article for a step-by-step guide on how to use the Steward "updates" feature.

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