Does Steward work with beginning farmers and ranchers?
How does Steward assess animal welfare in farming projects?
Why partner with Steward versus raising capital independently?
What does the Steward loan process involve?
How does Steward define sustainable and regenerative agriculture?
What kind of agriculture businesses does Steward work with?
Am I eligible for a Steward loan?
Can I use a Steward loan to purchase land?
Using The Steward Platform
Using Steward: Application Process
About Project Pages
What identity verification documents do I need?
Verify your business with Steward's payment facilitator
What should I include in my Farm Page?
Using Steward: Live Project
How does Lender Checkout work?
What happens when a project successfully meets its loan amount?
How do I find anchor lenders to participate in my loan?
What is the point of the private campaign period?
Using Steward: Growth & Repayments
How do I link a bank account on my Steward profile?
Education: Ag Finance
Education: Become a Marketing Master
Receiving a commercial loan from Steward - FAQs
FAQ Participated Loans - Borrowers
How is tax handled for my loan participation?
Payment Profile Creation - Errors and Solutions
Why did my transaction fail?
How does Lender Checkout work?
How much can I lend to a project?
What is Dwolla?
What lender opportunities are available with Steward?
What is Steward's loan servicing spread?
What transaction methods are available when participating in a loan?
Can anyone from the general public purchase loan participations from Steward?
Is lending with Steward an investment or a donation?
What are the fees for lenders?
Why is personal information required in order to handle payment on Steward?
Why is my transaction still pending?
Adding A Second Funding Source
Your Steward Wallet
Steward Regenerative Capital
Understanding your Steward Regenerative Capital loan
Automatically roll over loans to Steward Regenerative Capital
What is Steward Regenerative Capital?
How to request an early withdrawal of your Regenerative Capital loan
FAQ Participated Loans - Lenders
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