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Krystian Seibert is an industry fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology and has a strategic advisory role with Philanthropy Australia.

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Celeste Barber’s story shows us the power of celebrity fundraising… and the importance of reading the fine print

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  We shouldn’t let the legal issues associated with the comedian’s record-breaking fundraiser detract from the role celebrities can play by using their platform to promote giving, writes Krystian Seibert.

When the crisis ends, we shouldn’t return to business as usual

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  There will come a point when we need to think about the type of economy and society we want to emerge after the crisis. And we need to translate that thinking into action, writes Krystian Seibert.

Pandemic – A time to demonstrate philanthropy at its best

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 17th March 2020 -  Krystian Seibert shares his reflections about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the Australian charities sector and four things philanthropy needs to do. 

Some thoughts on the bushfire crisis, charity and giving

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 -  Krystian Seibert reflects on what the outpouring of generosity sparked by the bushfire crisis means for giving in Australia.

How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: Give money, watch for scams and think long term

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  It's worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse, writes Krystian Seibert.

Australian philanthropy needs more crowd power

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 26th November 2019 -  Philanthropy’s ability to give up power will actually demonstrate the sector’s maturity, writes Krystian Seibert, who argues it’s time for Australian philanthropic organisations to move towards a more participatory grantmaking model.

We need to talk about specific listings

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The DGR specific listing process is political, opaque and in most cases, success depends on having the right connections and requires persistent lobbying, writes Krystian Seibert.

Bequest boom won’t happen by itself

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 26th September 2019 -  We can’t be complacent and assume that there will be a massive boom in charitable bequests in Australia in the coming decades, we need some concerted action to try and make it happen, writes Krystian Seibert.

Amazon fires expose the weakness of government and the power of philanthropy

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 29th August 2019 -  World leaders are caught in a spat over money while philanthropy is starting to flow, showing how philanthropy can be nimble and responsive where government has failed and why being “undemocratic” is actually what we need more of in a democracy, writes Krystian Seibert.

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  With GetUp once again in the government’s firing line Krystian Seibert looks at why the government is keen to strip the campaigning group of its independence, and why this might not be the right approach, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Philanthropy and democracy – An Australian perspective

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  Despite the power of philanthropy coming under criticism in recent times, Krystian Seibert argues that in fact, philanthropy plays an increasingly vital role supporting our democracy.

In defence of corporate social activism

Opinion

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 25th June 2019 -  Companies may adopt positions on social issues which some people may not like, but there’s no reason why in a free society we should be telling companies to stay silent, writes Krystian Seibert.
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