We're a group of friends who decided this would be a fun event to organize. We're jump-starting it, but Nametag Day belongs to everyone! If you put on a nametag, you're part of the team.
See the meet us page for our names and faces.
Nothing. Not even t-shirts.
Nametag Day is entirely non-commercial, staffed by volunteers, and no people or organizations will profit financially from the event. All funds raised go to nametags, markers and other logistics costs.
And we all profit from the day! We want people to make new friends, learn new things, and share a few extra smiles.
Because we are non-commercial, we ask everyone volunteering for the event to avoid incorporating advertising in their volunteer shifts in any way. (Even wearing the same shirt or hat can imply an ulterior motive and be enough to turn off passersby.)
We do accept donations and other forms of sponsorship, and will recognize them graciously on our website and other platforms.
You! Every person who volunteers, donates money, wears a nametag, or spreads the word contributes to making Nametag Day a reality.
Anyone can celebrate Nametag Day, wherever you are -- just wear a nametag! If you'd like to conduct a larger event, we request that you follow these core principles of Nametag Day:
Nametag Day Core Principles
We'll recognize you as the official Nametag Day in a city, which gives you a static page on our website, if you can reach and document the following milestones:
You can volunteer, donate money or supplies, and spread the word.
If you’re a member of the press, want to organize an Nametag Day performance or event, or have organizing experience and want to assist with logistics, please get in touch.
Nametag Day doesn’t stop at 5pm. We hope that you will continue to acknowledge the people who make up your world. Smile and reply, “It’s okay” next time someone bumps you on the Muni. Say hello to that shy coworker.
Any unused nametags and markers will be donated to local community art projects or saved for next year.
If you want your program to be a recipient of those leftover supplies, contact us to set up a phone interview.
We believe in opaque nametags and transparent financials! Here's our cost breakdown for 2013:Total Raised: $3636.35