An excellent example of ecosystem mapping is available in the article by Paul Bloom & Gregory Dees “Cultivate Your Ecosystem”, published in the Stanford Social Innovation review.

Click on the image above to view a PDF of the article with the relevant images.

Another conceptualisation of social entrepreneurial ecosystems is available on the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation website.

Here are some further examples of charts which show the organisations operating in a sector and the relationships between them.

Using Mindmeister

MindMeister is a free, easy to use “mind mapping” tool. It can be used to structure your initial research, or to generate visuals for your final submission.

Other types of sector and stakeholder maps


Using LucidChart

Originally designed as a workflow mapping tool, Lucidchart is another useful tool for diagramming networks, actors, and relationships.