Mr Krystian Seibert
Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator and advocate focused on public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector.
He has particular interest in the regulation of philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, the legitimacy or 'social license' of philanthropy, and the role of not-for profit sector advocacy as a driver of social innovation.
Krystian teaches units in the Graduate Certificate and Master of Social Impact programs offered by the university's Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, and is an active participant in public policy debates in relation to philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector.
He was previously the Advocacy & Insight Manager at Philanthropy Australia, the peak body for philanthropy in Australia. His work there focused on advocating for public policies which support more and better philanthropy in Australia, and contributing to the promotion and sharing of innovative practice within the philanthropic sector. He retains a strategic advisory role with Philanthropy Australia focused on its advocacy and thought leadership work.
Prior to this, Krystian was an adviser to a former Australian Assistant Treasurer. In this role he was responsible for the delivery of major not-for-profit sector reforms including the establishment of Australia’s first independent charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and the passage of Australia’s first comprehensive statutory definition of charity, the Charities Act 2013.
Krystian is a frequent media commentator and is regularly asked to provide expert commentary on philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector in Australia and beyond for print, radio and TV. He has provided commentary for ABC News, The Age, The Australian, The Guardian Australia, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the New York Times. His writing has featured in publications such as The Age, The Australian, The Conversation, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Alliance Magazine and Pro Bono Australia News.
He is a member of the Australian Taxation Office's Not-for-profit Stewardship Group, the Advisory Council of the International Centre for Nonprofit Law, and the Editorial Advisory Boards of Alliance Magazine, the Third Sector Review and Pro Bono Australia News.
Krystian also serves on the Board of Mental Health First Aid Australia, a Melbourne based organisation with global reach which is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based mental health first aid education to everyone.
He has completed a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science focusing on regulatory policy, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Deakin University. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Swinburne University of Technology focusing on the regulation of structured philanthropy.
Also published as: Seibert, Krystian; Seibert, K.; Seibert, C.; Seibert, Christian
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- 2020-08-04: Giving Circles Prove a Hit in the Workplace - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2020-07-29: The Balnaves Foundation pledges $420,000 to Arts Reporting Project with Guardian Australia - Alliance Magazine
- 2020-07-05: Interview on the '60 Minutes' Program regarding Charity Responses to the Bushfire Crisis - Channel 9
- 2020-06-11: Interview regarding Donating to Charities - ABC Central West NSW
- 2020-06-02: Interview regarding Celeste Barber's Bushfire Fundraiser - RTRFM
- 2020-05-26: Interview regarding Celeste Barber's Bushfire Fundraiser - ABC Melbourne Radio
- 2020-05-25: How the NSW Rural Fire Service can Spend Celeste Barber’s $51m in Bushfire Donations - The Australian
- 2020-05-25: Interview regarding Celeste Barber's Bushfire Fundraiser - ABC Sydney Radio
- 2020-05-25: Interview with the 'Hack' Program regarding Celeste Barber's Bushfire Fundraiser - ABC JJJ Radio
- 2020-03-28: Buy a Nurse a Coffee: Ways Australians Can Help Others During the Coronavirus Crisis - The Guardian Australia
- 2020-03-10: Interview with 7:30 Program about Giving in Response to the Bushfire Crisis - ABC TV
- 2020-03-03: Government Pledges Additional $4 Million to Bushfire Food Relief Efforts - The New Daily
- 2020-02-26: New Bill Will Seek to Change How RFS Can Spend $51 Million Raised by Celeste Barber - The Sydney Morning Herald
- 2020-02-20: Celeste Barber's Bushfire Fundraiser Raised Millions - Here's What's Happening With That Money - ABC News Online
- 2020-02-20: How Much Money Has Been Pledged to Bushfire Relief — and Where Is It Going? - Crikey
- 2020-02-18: Jeff Bezos Pledges US$10 Billion to Tackle Climate Change - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2020-02-15: Doubt Lingers over Eligibility of Funded Sporting Clubs - ABC Radio National
- 2020-01-30: Interview About Giving in Response to the Bushfire Crisis - 2NM Hunter Valley Radio
- 2020-01-28: Interview About Giving in Response to the Bushfire Crisis - ABC Goulburn-Murray Radio
- 2020-01-28: Interview About Giving in Response to the Bushfire Crisis - ABC Sydney Radio