We received a gift in support of a faculty member's research. A year later the faculty member is leaving the university and has asked that we transfer the remainder of the gift to their co-researcher at another university (there is not another faculty member who is going to "pick up" this research in the original researcher's absence). We have contacted the donor to determine what their wishes are for the remainder of the gift and to see if they are amenable to us transferring the balance to another institution.We've had an increase of gifts in support of specific researcher's work and I would like to minimize the number of times we go through this circumstance. More often than not, these gifts are received with a letter from the institutional donor describing how they are to be used - meaning the university is not negotiating the gift terms "up front". What can we do to minimize the need to go back out to a donor due to these sorts of circumstances?