I've recently been asked by my charity to come up with a fundraising plan for the 2011/12 year - I'm really excited about getting into fundraising, and could do with a bit of advice.
The charity has 9 staff members (only 1 full time, which is me), and 200 volunteers (all of whom mentor children in the local area and 98% of which are students in Manchester). Previous fundraising has been VERY ad hoc, with random staff members doing what they can. Most of the income is from charitable trusts, with around £5,000 raised annually by fundraising events from cake sales to a corporate football cup.
The new plan needs to encompass fundraising from grant makers, events fundraising, corporate fundraising and possibly community fundraising. I have no idea how organisations structure their years, and would appreciate any help people are willing to offer.
If anyone wants to skills swap, I specialise in youth-involving volunteering.