Mr Krystian Seibert
Krystian Seibert is an internationally recognised expert on philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, whose work spans the boundaries of policy development, education and research.
He holds a joint appointment as an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne and a Policy and Regulatory Specialist at Philanthropy Australia, as part of a key strategic partnership between the two organisations.
Krystian has particular expertise in relation to the public policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, and is an active participant in policy debates in these areas.
He is an engaged educator, teaching units in the Graduate Certificate and Master of Social Impact programs offered by the university’s School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship.
Krystian was previously the Advocacy & Insight Manager at Philanthropy Australia. Prior to this, he was an adviser to a former Australian Assistant Treasurer in the Australian Government. 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.
He 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 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.
Krystian is a member of various Australian and international advisory bodies, including 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 and the Third Sector Review.
He also serves as Chair 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.
Krystian 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
- 2020: An Experiential Approach to Philanthropy Education *; Equity Trustees
- 2019: Innovative Corporate Workplace Giving Trial *; Good2Give
- 2017: Co-designing social enterprise legal models in Australia: a user-centered approach *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions
* Chief Investigator
- 2022-09-27: How Do Charities Operate and Can Philanthropy and Politics Mix? - ABC Radio
- 2022-06-22: Milestone Birthday for Transformative Giving Structure - Pro Bono Australia News
- 2022-05-14: New Front in Coalition War on Charities - The Saturday Paper
- 2022-04-20: Charity Launches Probe over Josh Frydenberg Ad - The Australian
- 2022-04-20: Guide Dogs Charity to Investigate CEO’s Public Pitch for Josh Frydenberg - The Age
- 2022-04-03: Mormons Inc: Church Accused of Multinational Tax Rort - The Age
- 2022-03-14: Interview about Crowdfunding Use for Fundraising - ABC Melbourne Radio
- 2022-03-11: Interview about Crowdfunding Fundraisers for Flood Relief - ABC Central West NSW Radio
- 2022-03-07: Interview with 7:30 Program about the Use of Crowdfunding to Raise Funds for Flood Relief - ABC TV
- 2022-02-05: ‘Real Dog’s Breakfast’: COVID-19 Sceptics Turn to Online Crowdfunding Sites to Raise Money - The Sydney Morning Herald
- 2021-11-12: Interview about Social Media Use by Not-for-profit Organisations - ABC Radio National
- 2021-11-02: Interview about Elon Musk's Comments Regarding Donating to Address World Hunger - ABC Sydney Radio
- 2021-08-29: Interview about Charities and Religious Exemptions - ABC Radio National
- 2021-07-14: Interview about Proposed New Regulations for Charities Which Could Impact the Right to Protest - ABC South West WA Radio
- 2021-07-02: The Government is Clamping Down on Charities — and it Could Have a Chilling Effect on Peaceful Protest - The Conversation
- 2021-06-29: Interview about Donating Effectively at the End of the Financial Year - ABC Melbourne Radio
- 2021-06-29: We Can Actually Make a Big Difference’: Peter Singer and Philanthropic Experts on Giving Well - The Guardian Australia
- 2021-06-10: Interview about 'Big' Philanthropy and Giving by those with Wealth such as Jeff Bezos - ABC Illawarra Radio
- 2021-05-05: Reimagining Philanthropy to Grow Giving - Australian Communities Foundation Newsletter and Website
- 2021-04-08: Benefit to ‘Open and Transparent’ Scientology Probe - The Age