The decision to form a private foundation has many facets. This session will offer ideas for helping private foundation creators achieve best results in choosing to start a PF, DAF or an SO, measuring charitable intention and enhancing deduction for funding a PF. The session will also cover: • Evaluating and measuring suitability for managing a PF • How, when and with what will the foundation be funded? • What types of activities will the foundation undertake — grant making, direct charitable activities or some combination? • Who will staff and operate the foundation? • How can one train funders to follow PF rules?