Middle School Fundraising - Learn How to Raise the Most Money

Middle school years can be challenging when it comes to fundraising. At these grade levels parents are typically not as involved as they were in elementary school and the students themselves aren’t as excited about clubs or sports teams as they will be in high school. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great middle school fundraisers. Below you will find some suggestions to consider. Further down the page we offer some interesting insight into ways you can maximize your fundraising results.

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Frozen cookie dough is one of the best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies. This is our best selling cookie dough program because of the retail selling price. You will sell 2 pounds tubs of dough for only $10 each. Shipping is free unless you are in an extreme remote area. And there's no cost to get started. This program includes all the best selling cookie dough flavors: Classic Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Cookies, Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough, Sugar Cookies, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Snickerdoodle Cookies.
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You will pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough and are placing your order. Then you can use the money you collected to pay for your order. When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%

High School Scratch Off Cards

Once students reach high school age fundraising becomes much more specific and determined. That?s why scratch off cards are perfect high school fundraising tools. The fundraising scratch cards raise a lot of money with a very small cost. The minimum order is only one card. And the cards are custom imprinted with high school group name at no additional charge.
High School Scratch Off Cards

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%

Coffee and Tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with an old fashion gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.
Coffee and Tea

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each. If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No

Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

You have to try our irresistibly sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzel rods! The Rods are dipped in milk chocolate and then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. Each Case will sell for a total of $240.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases your purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. Fall Promotion: 1 Free Case with every 20 cases!

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
50 - up 50% $120.00
25 - 49 45% $132.00
10 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00

Dinner and Movie Card

Our newest fundraising discount card - the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card - offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.
Dinner and Movie Card

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%

Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our Heritage $10 fundraising candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Choose from 6 great scents.
Heritage Fundraising Candles

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles. Each candle sells for only $10 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

The newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. There's no cost to start this fundraiser. Make 50% profit. You can even qualify for free shipping.
Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

What You Should Know

Magic Melt wickless candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every scented wax bar you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 Magic Melts. Each melt sells for only $4 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Middle School Fundraising is probably the most difficult of any school fundraising age.

Participation levels decrease tremendously from the levels seen with elementary school fundraisers. During the middle school years parent involvement also decreases which may be one of the reasons that participation in general also slows down.

Part of the issue is also age related. Students are old enough to be individuals but have not completely gravitated to their specific sports or hobbies like they will do in high school where fundraising becomes successful and easier once again.

So how do you go about meeting your fundraising goals with a middle school group?

Let's talk about 3 things that are sure to make middle school fundraising much much easier.

3 Things

#1 - Choose a Fundraiser Middle Schoolers Can Relate To

First and foremost you should make sure the students benefit directly from the fundraiser. Students at this age will sell a lot if they know they will get some benefit or result from their efforts. But the benefit needs to be of interest to them. They might not work as hard to purchase a computer for the library as they will to offset the cost for a field trip for example.

Choose a middle school fundraiser they understand and believe in. If you can find a product or program the students really like they will be more likely to word hard at it.

Make sure you keep the students aware of the capaign well in advance of the actual middle school fundraising. Then remind them about the fundraiser as often as possible while the fundraiser is going on. Do not depend on them to remember or even think about the fundraiser. You need to keep reminding them and encouraging them.

#2 Make Sure You Are Raising Money for Something the Kids Want

Want Something

That quote is applicable to everyone --- including Middle School Students.

The lesson and moral of the story is that you should not expect your students to work very hard at anything that they really don't want.

That means you need to really make sure that you don't waste your time asking the kids to participate in anything that doesn't directly benefit them. And not just in your opinion. The students need to feel it.

I can tell you from experience that even middle schoolers will go above and beyond when their hearts believe in something.

So before you start thinking about a middle school fundraiser first make sure you have a legit reason for the fundraiser in the first place.

#3 Have a Meeting Where You Clearly Detail Your Game Plan

Game Plan

The one thing we've learned about dealing with middle school kids is that you want to be perfectly clear about what you are saying and what your expectations are.

So we suggest you hold a meeting prior to starting your fundraiser where you clearly talk about:

1. What you are raising money for. Remember this is the most important thing in your students' minds. At this age more than ever it's all about them. So make the beginning of your meeting all about them. Be very clear what the money will be used for and how they personally will enjoy the end result of the fundraiser. Bring photos if possible.

2. Talk about goals. Let them know what you expect each student to do. Make the goal extremely clear in not only dollar terms but in effort and function. Leave no room for interpretation. If possible lay our everything each student needs to do in order for them to meet your expectations.

3. Discuss a schedule. Let them know when they need to do each thing you expect them to get done.

4. Plan one or more follow up meetings that are identified in your first meeting. That way the kids know you will be keeping on top of progress and in turn will keep them informed on how they are doing as a group to meet your fundraising needs.

More Information

Middle school fundraising does not need to be more difficult than any other school fundraiser.

The problem historically is that lots of middle schools do little planning and give even less thought to sharing the fundraising vision with their students.

We believe you can raise as much as your school needs by following the above instructions.

What Our Customers Say:
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser
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Review Posted by: Sam Bush - (February 14 2017)

Lisa, The cookie dough was delivered today and everything was perfect. Thanks again for doing this fundraiser with my class. Sam Bush

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser
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Review Posted by: Dora High School - (October 20 2016)

everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser
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Review Posted by: Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites - (September 30 2016)

Good evening Lisa, Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites would like to Thank you and your company so much for making our fundraiser a success. Thank you, Lakeesha Garrett

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