Firstly, get familiar with the range of middle school fundraiser options out there, and the benefits and draw backs of each type. Many middle school fundraisers work better for larger groups or those who can afford to go with higher minimums, but there are also plenty of high-profit middle school fundraisers for smaller groups who don't want to risk high shipping charges.
If this is your first middle school fundraiser, or even if you've done it before and want to improve on last year's effort, it's worth it to contact a fundraising consultant. Your consultant can help you get all the information and advice you need to start your middle school fundraiser off on the right foot, and can get you up to speed on things like order requirements, shipping charges, and delivery times.
Your middle school fundraiser should be great fun if you're doing it right. There are a lot of solid middle school fundraiser ideas to choose, and not just the classic choices, either - we have everything from pretzels to cookie dough, from flower bulbs to green catalogues. There's just no limit to what you can choose for your middle school fundraiser, and you should be excited about that. Excitement is contagious, and when everyone's energy level are up about this project, your middle school fundraiser has the best chance of being a huge success.