Tendrel is a global organization created by social impact leaders for social impact leaders. Our members are exceptional social impact leaders, including social entrepreneurs, social business leaders and social institutions leaders, who focus on personal and professional growth driven by peer support and collaboration.

Our Name

A Tibetan word referring to the interdependent nature of all phenomena.

to depend

connection

Testimonials

Our members share their experiences as part of our Tendrel forums

“The concept of Tendrel immediately resonated with me. I’m part of other entrepreneur networks, but none have a local component with ongoing engagement.”

Sasha Chanoff

Founder of RefugePoint – Boston

“There is great isolation of leaders in social sector, where the challenges are enormous. Having the opportunity to share our personal and professional lives in safe environment brings us support, self-awareness and development”

Alice Freitas

Founder of Rede Asta – Rio de Janeiro

“I have wonderful friends, but none of them really understand what I do. They say that I work too hard and I should be getting rich instead.  But I get to live with what I love, and my Forum keeps me enthusiastic. We learn together, we share experiences and we help each other.”

Carolina Nieto

Founder of Saber Para La Vida – Ciudad de México

“You can learn so much from people w similar experiences, but our experiences as social entrepreneurs are not so common. We’re constantly confronting questions about things like succession planning, hiring challenges, messaging, and organization structure, but with a different approach than for-profit organizations.

Mathis Wackernagel

Founder and CEO, Global Footprint Network

Testimonials

Our members share their experiences as part of our Tendrel forums

“The concept of Tendrel immediately resonated with me. I’m part of other entrepreneur networks, but none have a local component with ongoing engagement.”

Sasha Chanoff

Founder of RefugePoint – Boston

“There is great isolation of leaders in social sector, where the challenges are enormous. Having the opportunity to share our personal and professional lives in safe environment brings us support, self-awareness and development”

Alice Freitas

Founder of Rede Asta – Rio de Janeiro

“I have wonderful friends, but none of them really understand what I do. They say that I work too hard and I should be getting rich instead.  But I get to live with what I love, and my Forum keeps me enthusiastic. We learn together, we share experiences and we help each other.”

Carolina Nieto

Founder of Saber Para La Vida – Ciudad de México

“You can learn so much from people w similar experiences, but our experiences as social entrepreneurs are not so common. We’re constantly confronting questions about things like succession planning, hiring challenges, messaging, and organization structure, but with a different approach than for-profit organizations.

Mathis Wackernagel

Founder and CEO, Global Footprint Network

Membership Criteria

Forum members come from diverse sectors and organizational structures to share challenges, personally and professionally. We have membership criteria and a process for selecting our members.

Membership Criteria

Forum members come from diverse sectors and organizational structures to share challenges, personally and professionally. We have membership criteria and a process for selecting our members.

WHY A CRITERIA?
As a peer network, Tendrel has specific criteria for membership. This ensures that members have similar experiences to contribute to forum.
Process
Members apply and are reviewed by the champion and Tendrel staff. If and applicant does not meet the criteria, a discussion will take place with the champion and staff to ensure that the applicant is a good fit for Tendrel.
CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP
  • President, CEO, or founder of a social organization or social entreprise.
  • Has a strong ethical fiber, trustworthiness, a good reputation, and an openness to listening to and sharing new ideas.
  • Entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial qualities with a vision and proven track record of executing.
  • Has an innovative approach to his or her work.
  • Has a long-term passion for and engagement in making a social impact mainly regarding work that targets underserved or disadvantaged populations, and market failures.
  • Has an interest in changing the field of social impact on a systems level, such as through policy or legislation.
  • Has at least six years of experience in a leadership role of a social enterprise.
  • Has demonstrated an alignment with Tendrel´s vision and values.

WHY A CRITERIA?

As a peer network, Tendrel has specific criteria for membership. This ensures that members have similar experiences to contribute to forum.

Process

Members apply and are reviewed by the champion and Tendrel staff. If and applicant does not meet the criteria, a discussion will take place with the champion and staff to ensure that the applicant is a good fit for Tendrel.

CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP

  • President, CEO, or founder of a social organization or social entreprise.
  • Has a strong ethical fiber, trustworthiness, a good reputation, and an openness to listening to and sharing new ideas.
  • Entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial qualities with a vision and proven track record of executing.
  • Has an innovative approach to his or her work.
  • Has a long-term passion for and engagement in making a social impact mainly regarding work that targets underserved or disadvantaged populations, and market failures.
  • Has an interest in changing the field of social impact on a systems level, such as through policy or legislation.
  • Has at least six years of experience in a leadership role of a social enterprise.
  • Has demonstrated an alignment with Tendrel´s vision and values.

Strategic Alliances and Sponsorship

 

Tendrel is a global network of more than more than 200 social impact leaders from 34 countries and 45 cities.

We invite you to join us in developing experiences, peer-to-peer networks, and educational resources to support the leaders who are solving the most complicated problems in social development around the world.

If you want to become part of our allies and sponsor network we invite you to

Strategic Alliances and Sponsorship

 

Tendrel is a global network of more than more than 200 social impact leaders from 34 countries and 45 cities.

We invite you to join us in developing experiences, peer-to-peer networks, and educational resources to support the leaders who are solving the most complicated problems in social development around the world.

If you want to become part of our allies and sponsor network we invite you to

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