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Imagine this: one day where we all wear a nametag, proclaiming our openness to each other.
Nametag Day is coming to San Francisco!
Imagine this: one day where we all wear a nametag, proclaiming our openness to each other. Nametag Day is coming to San Francisco!
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Imagine this: one day when everyone in your city is wearing a nametag. Who would you meet? What stories would unfold?

Over the past two years, we handed out thousands of nametags in NYC, and now we’re bringing the event to San Francisco! Your donation will help make Nametag Day 2015 a reality. More on that below!

Okay, so what is Nametag Day?

Nametag Day is simple: everyone puts on a nametag. We converse with people we haven't met yet, enjoy spontaneous and silly moments, and appreciate the humanity of the people we normally pass on the street.

These funds will allow us to organize nametag stations around San Francisco and coordinate volunteers to hand out nametags to passerby. We hope to hand out over 10,000 nametags, which will affect over 100,000 interactions!

Who are we?

We're a group of friends who thought it'd be fun to get everyone to wear nametags for a day to see what would happen. We started this project in New York City in 2013, and when one of the organizers moved to San Francisco he brought the event with him. One day we hope to be in every city!

How else can I be a part of the day?

  • Sign up to volunteer at our website — it's crazy fun. Seriously, you won't stop smiling.
  • Throw a Nametag Day event. Just get in touch and we'll give you nametags.
  • Through the signup form, you can also join the Nametag Day fanatics group — a bunch of people committed to spreading the word and helping the event grow.

Why nametags?

As we walk around our cities, we often forget to notice the people around us and miss out on chances to connect. A nametag says “Hi! I want to talk to you.” It helps us break down the invisible barriers between us and adds an element of humanity to our day.

When is Nametag Day happening in SF?

The first Saturday in June 2015—and with your help, every year after that!

What are you selling?

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 (after fulfilling these very cheap kickstarter rewards) go to nametags, markers and other logistics costs.

Best of all, everyone profits from the day! We want you to make new friends, learn new things, and share a few extra smiles.

Our Budget + Additional funds

Your donation will help us cover the cost of nametags, markers, promotional material and publicity, and logistics costs for the day of the event (transportation, etc.). We're trying to make a giant bulk order of nametags, which gives us a significant price break and allows us to keep the event going for at least two years.

If we raise beyond our goal, we'll be able to fund additional cities, additional stations, and additional years. We're keeping our costs down to their absolute bare minimum, and any money we don't spend this year will go towards next year's Nametag Day. More nametags, more stations, more happy people!

Risks and challenges

Rain. It sucks. You can't control it.
If it rains a little bit, we will wear umbrellas.
If it rains a lot, we will wear umbrellas and postpone the event.

The biggest challenge will be getting awesome, committed volunteers. If you're reading this and thinking "that doesn't sound too hard to do, I'm interested!" then get on to http://nametagday.com and sign up!

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    Shout it out! -- We'll brighten your day by sending you a personalized shout out on twitter from the Nametag Day team!

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    Bring Nametag Day Online! -- You'll get a customized digital nametag for your Facebook wall and Instragram feed and a personal thank-you email from Nametag Day team. Show off your community-building spirit!

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    Get some dough! -- We'll bake you bread with your name on it! Our resident baker, Gene, will bake you a personalized loaf of bread that will give Tartine Bakery a run for its money! Share with a new neighbor or that cute guy or girl down the street!

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    Get a jumpstart on community-building! -- Come join the Nametag Day team for a home-cooked meal in the lead up to the event!

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    Show it off! - Want to really stand out at Nametag Day? We'll send you a personalized calligraphy/graffiti/designer nametag, free drink at the afterparty and delicious Nametag Day bread to share with friends!

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    Two is better than one! -- Bring along a friend to the community dinner with the Nametag Day team!

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    Feeling musical? -- To commemorate Nametag Day, enjoy a special song written and performed just for you by local singer/songwriter MJ Lee.

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    Take your community to the next level! -- Organizer Hy will give you a personalized counseling session on how you can do good within the community. Get plugged into the myriad of services and groups in San Francisco!

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    Live in the moment! -- Join organizer @jaredscheib for a two hour session of reality surfing!

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    Leave your mark! -- You'll be an official friend of Nametag Day 2015 and will be thanked publicly on the Nametag Day website and in an email to volunteers!

    Be the life of the party! - A drink at the afterparty will be named by (or after) you!

    Plus dinner with the team and delicious bread delivered to your doorstep!

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    The Whole Enchilada! -- An afternoon date with Willy, star of the Nametag Day video!

    You'll also be listed as an official friend of Nametag Day 2015 on our website and in an email.

    (Okay, we’ll name a drink after you too plus all the goodies that come at the $500 level)

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