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National Humanities Center Education Program Management System

The National Humanities Center located in Research Triangle Park, NC is one of the world’s leading centers for advanced study and the only independent institution of its kind dedicated exclusively to the humanities. The center’s Education Department provides a variety of professional development programs such as webinars, live events, and online courses.

In the spring of 2019, Media Orange partnered with NHC to develop a Microsoft Access database which would track registrations and attendance for their programs. The database allows NHC staff to automatically import data directly from their GoToTraining account and from the Gravity Forms plugin on their WordPress registration web site. Previously this data had been housed in dozens of individual Excel sheets and would then be manually combined when education staff wanted to query the info. The time savings and improvement in data accuracy has been dramatic. The database also includes a wide range of custom queries to help NHC plan for effective future program delivery and to quickly provide reports to their governing board.