Do you want to help make La Crosse a better place? Come join us for SOUP NIGHT where people with cool ideas for improving La Crosse come because they need a couple hundred bucks to make it happen, and SOUP NIGHT helps them get it.
At La Crosse SOUP people from across the community come together to break bread, celebrate La Crosse, and provide microgrants to those planning creative projects that aim to make La Crosse a better place to be.
So how then does this work…? For a donation of $5 at the door, attendees receive FOOD (homemade soup and fresh bread) AND A VOTE and hear from four people who want to improve the community in some way. Can you give more than $5? Sure, but you still get one vote. That’s one of the beautiful things about SOUP, it’s about community support that can come from almost anyone
Each presenter shares their idea and answers four questions from the audience. We know people are busy so each presentation lasts four minutes with a few more minutes at the end for the questions. After the presentations we all share a meal together, talk about the ideas that were presented, and vote on the project they think will benefit the city the most. At the end of the night we count the ballots, and the winning idea goes home with all of the money raised at the door to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
La Crosse SOUP is a B.Y.O.B. affair - Bring Your Own Bowl!
TENTATIVE Schedule for the evening:
6:00pm :: Doors Open
6:15 :: Food served
6:15 - 6:45 :: Pitches + Q/A
6:45 - 7:00 :: Voting
7:00 :: Voting ends and ballots are tallied
7:15 :: Winning Project is announced and money is awarded > Event concludes.
However guests are encouraged to stay and hangout afterwards!
WANT TO PITCH: Fill out an application through the link below! We will notify you a week prior to SOUP Night if you have been selected as one of the four presenters!