Charities should trust volunteers’ fundraising expertise - UK Fundraising | ESRC press coverage |

The fundraising expertise of thousands of volunteers is being overlooked by charities, according to research presented at the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

The majority of charities in the UK (53%) have no paid employees, while a further 30% have fewer than 10.  Therefore, 130,000 charities around Britain rely on untrained volunteers to raise money.