After reading several listserve discussions of the use of relationship mapping tools for prospect research, the WellStar Foundation’s David Broussard decided to get serious about the subject. The result is a website called Relationship Map Reviews. The site describes relationship mapping as
a visual representation of relationships between individuals, organizations, companies, and other entities.
As of this post, the site reviews of MarketVisual, DonorGateway, Leadership Directories, Dow Jones Generate g2, Director Connections, NNDB Mapper, and Muckety.com. It also includes several case studies of the use of relationship mapping in prospect research.
I wanted to point out that although Dave’s reviews are portrayed as being objective, he sells products for Market Visual, which gets his highest review.
For the record, as a founder of Muckety.com, I’m not objective, but I’m quite proud of the maps and the data we present. (For free, by the way).
Is there an open source alternative to Muckety, yet? I cannot afford Muckety.