How to start a Soup: Top tips

Amy Kaherl is the founder of Detroit Soup - a monthly crowd-funding dinner, which has raised over $85,000 (£57,000) for community projects around Motor City.

The concept is simple: people pay $5 (£3.30) on the door, and for that they receive soup, salad, bread - and a vote. During the course of the evening, four social entrepreneurs will pitch an idea, and the one with the most votes walks home with the money raised on the door.

The project has provided a kick-start for a range of social enterprises which are having a positive impact on the local community.

Here, Amy gives her top tips for starting a "Soup".

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DISCLAIMER: Please note that whilst the BBC is keen to hear about your experiences of organising or attending your own 'Detroit Soup' groups, it cannot be held responsible for any losses that may arise from doing so, nor is it able to provide you with any financial or administrative support for any soup project.