Extending Our Reach
EXTENDING OUR REACH WITH YOUR SUPPORT
As a cooperative, we’re always thinking about new ways to bring value to our members. And as an electric utility, we’re regularly upgrading and replacing equipment to ensure reliable service and safety. Usually when we buy new equipment, we go through a lender and borrow from them, and they get the interest on the amount financed.
Then we had an idea: what if we could pay YOU that interest, instead of the finance company? If we offer our members the opportunity to finance our next equipment purchase, we could pay interest back to our members and keep more of our money local.
Our goal is to purchase a new bucket-truck, and we’re asking if you would like to help us finance it. This is an opportunity to grow our cooperative economy and serve you by paying you the interest!
This is an exciting challenge for NineStar and our members. Our goal is to purchase a new bucket truck. Instead of going to a lender, we are seeking to raise $250,000 in member loans and pay you the interest. This is an opportunity to grow our cooperative economy and serve you.
BECOME AN IMPACT INVESTOR
You can invest in NineStar’s Extending Our Reach Capital Campaign that allows you to invest in our capacity while earning a return on your investment! The minimum investment is $1,000, with a 3% return on investment (ROI) with a 3-year term.*
|Open To||Minimum |
|Any NineStar Member |
Residing in Indiana
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SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION
Submit your contact information below and a NineStar representative will reach out to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A capital campaign is a targeted fundraising campaign that your non-profit launches to raise money for a specific (and usually large) project.
Instead of taking out a big loan with a bank, NineStar will instead take out many smaller loans with its members. As a member-owner in Indiana, you can transfer funds that you might have in a CD or a money market to instead invest in your Co-op.
It’s pretty simple! We’re buying a new bucket truck, and instead of our usual financing method we’re letting YOU earn 3% interest for 3 years if you loan $1,000 to $10,000 to help us buy this truck.
As a Not-for-Profit Cooperative Business, we are always looking for more ways to serve our members. We thought this would be a neat way to do something we’re going to do anyways, but with members taking part and earning some money.
Not at all! We buy new equipment regularly and usually finance it like most businesses do with large purchases. This time we want our members to receive the interest from the financing.
Nope, this is completely voluntary.
The money will be used to buy a new bucket truck that is used for line maintenance and repair.
The program is only open to residents of Indiana who are also members of NineStar Connect.
Yes. Other types of co-ops around the country routinely raise money from their members to help them pay for new facilities and equipment. With your help, we can do this!
We set that minimum so that we’ll have a manageable number of loans. It is fine if you don’t want to loan that much. We appreciate you being a member of NineStar Connect and you can help by telling your friends and neighbors who are NineStar Connect members in Indiana that they should consider a loan.
Just fill out the online form above. Someone from NineStar will reach back out to you to discuss the process and answer any questions you may have.
No, we are only accepting checks or ACH transfer from your credit union or bank account
Unfortunately we are legally restricted to Indiana residents.
Your loan is part of your estate and is treated like the rest of your assets. Consult with your financial advisors about it.
You should not expect to get the money back early. We’ve made the terms nice and short at 3 years.
Unfortunately only our trained staff can use these trucks. Any time you see one, though, you can think “I helped buy that truck!” and you’ll know that you are earning extra money because you are a member of NineStar Connect!
This is a new program for us. We’re going to see how it goes, and if all goes well there may be more opportunities in the future. We’ll let you know if there are!
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The security has not been reviewed or recommended by the state or federal governments.