Criteria for Membership

  1. Founder, CEO, President role of a social enterprise (previous or current)

  2. 6+ years of leadership experience

  3. Alignment with Tendrel values

  4. Commitment to collaboration for systems change

If this describes you, APPLY for membership today!

Who is Tendrel for?

Tendrel supports leading social entrepreneurs dedicated to increasing their organizations' impact and to transforming systems that perpetuate the problems we're trying to solve.

Tendrel members are affiliated with networks including: the Ashoka, Skoll Foundation, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, B Lab, Echoing Green, Aspen Institute + Impact Hub.

Tendrel members embody these values: Interdependence, Courageous Leadership, Growth, Empathy + Authenticity. 

How does Tendrel amplify impact?

Tendrel facilitates connection, exchange, and support among its members on both personal and professional levels through four key approaches: 


Networking, training, events, and engagement opportunities for Tendrel members and their families through partnerships with leading organizations creating social impact.


Monthly, confidential, and local peer groups for social entrepreneurs at similar stages to reflect, share, listen, and support each other through personal and professional growth.


Members’ close collaboration through Tendrel forums and events will build the underlying infrastructure to drive thematic agendas at the national and global levels.


Knowledge from the community translated into insights about the sector that will inform and evolve the field of social entrepreneurship.

Tendrel has launched 25 global forums with representation in 30 countries. With over 150 members, we are growing rapidly and plan to launch Forums in Washington, D.C. + Paris + Nairobi.