Middle School Fundraising Ideas

Middle School Fundraising Ideas

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How do you get more students to participate in middle school fundraisers? Offer a product that’s easy to sell and then add a great incentive plan.

Better prizes for middle school students. Learn how our programs inspire more middle school students to reach their sales goal.

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How Does a Middle School Fundraiser Work?

Whether you sponsor the art club, cheer squad, or you’re the middle school band director, fundraising is a necessity. And with so many groups raising money, how do you make your sale stand out in the minds of potential buyers?

If you’ve decided to sell a product, you’re at the right place. School groups average over $1.5 billion a year selling items like cookie dough, wrapping paper and candy bars. 71% of parents say they’ve sold these products to their family, friends and co-workers.

There are 2 ways that you can sell our products:

  1. Order a product and sell it
  2. Use a brochure to take orders

With direct sale fundraising, simply choose a product and submit a purchase order. We’ll then ship your order so you can distribute the product to your students to sell. Your profit is the difference between what you collect and the invoice that we’ll send you after your product ships. Payment is due within 15 days from your delivery date, giving you the needed time to collect the money from your sales.

If you’d rather collect the money first, brochure fundraising is your best bet. We’ll send you enough brochures, order forms and money collection envelopes for each student. After a defined selling period, send us your order forms for processing. We’ll send you a sales report, invoice and contact you for a delivery date for your merchandise.

Why Do We Offer the Best Middle School Fundraiser Ideas?

  • Better Quality Products – We offer the finest consumer-based products in fundraising. That’s why we stand behind our 100% product satisfaction guarantee.
  • More Selection – With over 100 unique choices, you’ll find the perfect product to sell.
  • Top Prizes – Nothing motivates middle school students more than the right incentives. Offer the latest toys and gadgets, sportswear, or even cash. All prizes are free.
  • Online Selling – Your group makes additional profit and your students earn extra prize credit selling online.
  • Free Shipping – All direct sale products are delivered for free and we have low minimum order requirements when selling out of a brochure.
  • Fast Response – Our professional customer service team will answer your questions quickly.
  • Start for Free – Begin your middle school fundraiser with no startup costs today.

Questions About Middle School Fundraisers

  1. What are the best middle school fundraisers? Keep selling simple by offering a single product like popcorn, beef jerky or pretzel rods.
  2. What are the most profitable middle school fundraising ideas? Give your students a fun way to collect donations. Offer scratch cards and earn up to 90% profit.
  3. How do we start a middle school fundraiser? It’s simple. Choose a product, submit a purchase order, and we’ll ship it to you for free.
  4. How do we get more middle school students to fundraise? Make selling fun by dividing your group up into teams and have them compete for special privileges or prizes.

Middle School Fundraising Ideas & Tips

  • Ensure that you order the right amount of product before your sale by utilizing our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool.
  • Establish a defined start and end date for your fundraiser.
  • Be sure to meet with your students beforehand to explain the process and how much you expect them to sell.
  • Remind your students that money needs to be collected up front with the orders.
  • Tell them that checks are made payable to your organization.
  • Sellers should only be encouraged to approach people that they know.
  • Try not to sell the same product as another competing group at the same time. Learn more
  • Encourage students to make additional sales online.

Fundraising Ideas for Middle Schools

Middle school is the perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to get students more involved in the fundraising process. From the ages of 11 to 14, middle schoolers gain a stronger sense of independence, and they are likely to engage more with the social good their fundraisers can achieve. Don’t underestimate them - let their wings soar (with supervision, of course)! Start by identifying a need and setting a goal with them. Then, empower them to sell and succeed.

Fundraiser Product Options

Our quick snack options are perfect for middle school fundraisers. Variety pretzel rods, beef sticks, and caramel popcorn are all individually wrapped and virtually mess free. Encourage selling these at bus stops or after school in the loading zone. Kids are the hungriest at the end of the day when it’s still somewhere in-between lunch and dinnertime, especially if they’ve started staying for extracurricular activities in middle school.

If your child rides the bus, suggest selling it on their bus before they set off for the afternoon! Salty & sweet is a famous and beloved combo, and students are likely to buy multiple items when the price is low and accessible. Aim for a price point that works with an average middle school student’s weekly allowance. Learn how to teach middle school students about financial responsibility

Want a healthier middle school fundraiser? Our snack brochure is another quick option, but offers more health conscious options. This one might sell best with the parents who forget to pack a snack frequently, or teachers who want nutritious energy throughout the day. From cashew mixes to sweet banana chips, there’s something for everyone in this package.

As mentioned above, middle school students can tackle fundraisers with more options and varying price points with ease. You can confidently select a brochure fundraiser for middle school students, and we recommend one with a wide variety of items, like the Gift Collection brochure. Designed for convenient holiday shopping and full of items like monogrammed aprons, a lemon or lime wedger, and even a stuffed-burger press, students will be able to offer everyone something they’ll love.

Middle School Prize Programs

You can bet that middle schoolers get competitive, and we’ve taken that into consideration in offer you a variety of appealing prize programs. Our Locker Full of Prizes offers incentives like a gumball machine or camera-enabled remote-control drone. The more items students sell, the more options they have for prizes. The prizes come at no additional cost to the middle school fundraiser sponsor and start at just 3 items sold!

A fun idea is to create a chart for your middle schoolers to help them track their goal: create mini-goals for every prize level leading up to their grand goal and help them see just what they can accomplish with some hard work. Make sure to go over the prize chart with them and get them excited for their fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity to develop skills and responsibility while helping your school or group meet an important goal.