Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has been utilizing Donations with Reserved Life Estate to increase impact in conservation and provide immediate benefits to their donors. INHF land projects and development staff will share their experience of what it takes to make RLEs an effective tool, including case studies of specific scenarios involving natural land, agricultural land, and land that includes infrastructure. What are the legal implications? Why would a donor want to make a donation with reserved life estate? What are the risks and what are the rewards for INHF to accept such a donation? When would we say “no”? And once the deal is done, what’s needed to maintain a positive and potentially long-term relationship?