Mr Krystian Seibert
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Swinburne Business School
- Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
- AGSE203M Hawthorn campus
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 strategic philanthropy as part of the Master of Social Impact and is an active participant in public policy debates in relation to philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector. Most recently, he played a key role shaping amendments to Australia's electoral laws to ensure that they do not harm the ability of charities to undertake issues-based advocacy, with his comments on the amendments referenced during the debate in the Australian Senate.
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 commentator on matters relating to public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, with his writing featuring 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 Board of Alliance Magazine.
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.
Philanthropy and social investment; Public policy; Law
Philanthropy and social investment
Also published as: Seibert, Krystian; Seibert, K.; Seibert, C.; Seibert, Christian
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2019: Innovative Corporate Workplace Giving Trial *; Good2Give
- 2017: Co-designing social enterprise legal models in Australia: a user-centered approach *; Centre for Social Impact Swinburne - Internal contributions
* Chief Investigator
- 2019-08-21: GetUp Group Angers Government - Radio Adelaide
- 2019-08-05: ACNC Commissioner Reveals CLASSIE New Marketplace for Charities - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2019-06-28: How the World's Richest 1 Per Cent May be Fuelling the Problems They're Trying to Help Solve - ABC News Online
- 2019-06-12: The $1 Billion Quiet Achiever in Australian Philanthropy - Cuffelinks
- 2019-06-03: Familiar Faces Remain in Labor's Shadow Ministry Refresh - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2019-05-21: Charity Report Criticised for Missing Detail - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2019-03-19: The 'Hidden Gem' of Philanthropy - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2019-01-29: Criticism of Philanthropy: Why, How & Where Next? - Giving Thought Podcast
- 2019-01-14: GetUp Foreign Donation Questioned - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2019-01-04: Interview regarding Charity Street Fundraisers - ABC News TV
- 2018-12-14: Possible Backlash Caused by Planned Changes to Charities Act - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-12-05: Glyn Davis Confirmed as New Head of the Ramsay Foundation - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-11-20: Charities Welcome Foreign Donation Bill's Passage Through Senate - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-10-16: Religious Freedom Review Calls to Amend Charities Act - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-09-21: Foreign Donations Bill Changes Labelled a Win For Charities - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-09-06: Increasing Transparency of Australian Philanthropy - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-08-12: Charity Sector Welcomes Release of ACNC Review - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-07-16: Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-06-06: Promoting Sport as a Philanthropic Cause in Australia - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2018-05-03: Political Uncertainty Proves Greatest Challenge to Philanthropy - Pro Bono Australia News