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Krystian’s News…

February 28th, 2018

Important news about Philanthropy Australia’s team

Dear Members,

I have some important news about Philanthropy Australia’s team and a new and exciting chapter for our much-loved and respected Krystian Seibert.

Krystian is Philanthropy Australia’s Advocacy and Insight Manager and has ably led our work and activities as a peak body since January 2014.  Four years on, he is ready for a new adventure and so it is with mixed feelings that I tell you that Krystian is moving on from this role, to take up the position of Industry Fellow with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at Swinburne University of Technology. 

He will be working with Professor Jo Barraket and the team at CSI, undertaking a PhD focusing on philanthropy, and ensuring that the teaching, research and development of the discipline of philanthropy in Australia continue to grow and thrive.

However, we can’t let him leave Philanthropy Australia completely, so I am pleased to say that from 9 April he will continue to work with PA a day a week in a new role, as Policy Advisor.  He will still guide our thinking and activities in advocating for more and better philanthropy, and this will also add an industry element to his contribution to CSI and the field of philanthropy more broadly.  We are delighted to continue to work with Krystian and CSI in this way, and know that the sector will benefit enormously from his continued contribution.

I don’t need to tell you how committed and passionate Krystian is about advancing philanthropy and we are excited for him, as he pursues an academic career.

We are recruiting for a new Advocacy and Insight Manager (details are on our website and in this PD).  It’s a terrific role and they will be able to work with Krystian, so if you know anyone who might be interested, please send them my way!

We will all miss having Krystian around full time (except for maybe the bad dad jokes!), but as Jimmy Dean (American singer and actor) said: “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination”.  We are confident that this adjustment of the sails, collectively, will continue to help us serve the community to achieve more and better philanthropy.

Any questions, please sing out.  I know you’ll all join me in cheering Krystian on in his next adventure, and we all look forward to continuing to work with him as our Policy Advisor.

Best wishes
Sarah Davies

Advocacy Update

February 2018

The Australian Government has announced a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation.

Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's engagement with the review.


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