I am trying to forecast/predict the number of donations expected to be received at multiple locations across the country. I have and want to use the information I have. This information covers the previous 10 years of donations received up to and including the tenth day of the month in which the prediction is being made. The intent is to predict the number of donations to be received for the remainder of the current month. For example, I am on May 14, 2012. I want to predict the number of donations to be received from May 14, 2012 to the end of the month. I can use ten years' data up to and including data from May 10, 2012.
Since I want to try to use the forecasting method, how can this be done? I have the exact number, date and time of each donation received. This forecast must contain the weekends.
Please keep in mind that I am still trying to get used to this site and the way it operates. I have searched existing questions/answers and could not find something that would help me.