Land trusts are often the recipients of funds that will be utilized for long term purposes or that come with “strings attached”, including stewardship funds. While this sounds simple enough on the surface, over time organizations may have many restrictions or board designations to juggle. Reporting and tracking can become complex and confusing. In this session we will explore the types of designations and restrictions that impact organizations and tackle the task of simplifying tracking. We will discuss ways to communicate and report on these funds in an understandable way both internally to the board and externally to donors and others. We will also explore how organizations can frame communication with potential donors to prevent restrictions that create burdensome limitations or increased administrative duties and outline steps to consider when past donor restrictions can no longer be followed.