This Committee will study the need for and feasibility of uniform or model state legislation concerning the
trust management of funds raised for individuals and families by public fundraising efforts, such as
crowdfunding. This study is prompted by the growing number of appeals to the public to provide funds for a
person or family in need, many prompted by the rise of online crowdfunding sites. The Committee will
consider whether uniform or model law should be drafted to provide clear legal rules governing the use of
funds raised through such public appeals. In particular, the Committee will examine whether uniform or
model law can usefully and feasibly address the appropriate use of funds; preventing potential misuse of
funds; liability of custodians for funds; and disposition of excess funds.