Use a custom balanced scorecard to analyze key areas of your organization.

Develop strategic initiatives with a balanced scorecard

Do you need a top level, visual view of your organization that also takes into account non-financial factors? Then you’ll need a balanced scorecard which is essentially a graphic, strategic management tool encompassing various components of an organization. Develop one to help analyze the key areas of your organization like business processes, customers, financials, and growth. You can then set about fixing or improving them, by developing strategic initiatives and identifying some clear, actionable and measurable objectives.

Sounds complicated? With Canva’s easy, drag-and-drop design tools, creating a balanced scorecard is really simple.  Our intuitive, user-friendly interface will have you up and running in no time, even if you have never designed a thing in your life.  Simply choose a template and start customizing your design. And did we mention Canva is free? It’s as easy as creating an account to get your design off the ground and your organization running smoothly.

Create your Balanced Scorecard in 5 easy steps:

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own balanced scorecard design.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customize your design quickly

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Connect the dots and build your strategy with a balanced scorecard

Creating a balanced scorecard can help managers and business owners from any industry connect the dots between the top level objectives, vision and mission of an organization down to other key areas such as growth capacity, processes, customers and finance. From there, they will be better able to develop specific targets, measures or KPIs, and action plans for each area.

Since a balanced scorecard is a visual strategy tool, Canva gives you access to thousands of elements such as icons, shapes and lines to use on your design. Connect one area to another using arrows and lines or distinguish one component from the other using colors. To search and add elements to your design, simply head to the element pane and choose the icon, shapes or line folder then click or add any to your design.  

Ensure your balanced scorecard is consistent with your branding

If you need to get the branding of your design just right, fear not help is at hand. Consistent branding is a breeze with all of Canva’s free tools including over 130 fresh fonts, and any hex under the sun thanks to our awesome color palette tool. You can also upload your own logo by going into the Uploads pane and selecting any PNG, JPG or SVG file from your computer. Once uploaded, it’s automatically stored into your uploads folder and will be ready to for use on your next designs.

Get everyone the same page by sharing your design

As a strategy map, it only makes sense that everyone in your organization is brought up to speed with the strategies and objectives you’ve outlined. Once you’re done designing, click the Share button on the editor toolbar and choose the best means for you. Send a copy via email by typing or pasting in emails into the provided field or sending them a link to give them either viewing or editing access. You can even embed your new balanced scorecard design into your blog or website.


Do I need to download Canva?

Simply head on over to to start creating your balanced scorecard. You don’t need to download Canva, just create an account and log in.

If you want to design on the go, download our free iPhone and iPad app from the App Store and our Android app from Google Play.

How does collaborative design work in Canva?

Creating balanced scorecards would often take the collaborative effort of many different teams and individuals.

To share your balanced scorecard design with a colleague who might be able to lend a hand with the design, simply click the Share button on the editor toolbar and inviting them to edit the design by emailing or sending them the link directly. Make sure you’ve chosen the Can edit option before sending.

How much does it cost to create a balanced scorecard in Canva?

Designing in Canva is free! Our library of layouts has been created by awesome designers, making it as simple as a few clicks for you to create a professional design. If you use your own images in your design, the entire process will be free.

You can also choose from Canva’s library of over 1 million images, graphics, and illustrations. Many of these images are also free, while the rest are all priced at just $1.