Referral Rules

We’re dedicated to helping individuals make a greater social impact through fulfilling careers. Our educational programs like KIP, KAP, and the Media and Journalism Fellowship are an opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are motivated to help others improve their lives and bring people together to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our society.

Refer a Candidate

Educational Program Referrals: Frequently Asked Questions

How to refer?

The best way to refer is by submitting a referral by filling out this form.

Who may refer?

Anyone!

Who is eligible for a referral reward?

CKI Educational Program alumni and other individuals invited by CKI to participate in the referral reward program.

How much is the referral reward?

$500 for KAP and $200 for KIP.

When do I receive my referral reward?

If eligible, you will receive a referral reward approximately 2-4 weeks after the start of the program for which you successfully referred a candidate.

 

Please review the complete CKI Educational Programs Referral Reward Rules below.

Educational Program Referral Reward Rules (“Program”)

  1. The purpose of the Program is to support Charles Koch Institute’s (“CKI”) mission as a 501(c)(3) educational organization, by finding the best possible individuals for CKI’s educational programs.
  2. Qualified Referrers.
    1. Individuals Eligible to be Qualified Referrers. A “Qualified Referrer” is an individual who is eligible to make referrals and receive referral rewards through the Program. The following individuals Qualified Referrers:
      1. CKI Alumni. CKI alumni (“Alumnus(i)”) are Qualified Referrers unless they are otherwise ineligible as stated in Section 2(b). Alumni include individuals who have participated in CKI’s current educational programs and the predecessors and successors of those programs (e.g., KAP, L@W®, KIP, KFP) (collectively, the “Educational Programs”).
      2. Non-CKI Alumni Approved by CKI. CKI has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to approve or disqualify any individual or group of individuals (e.g., all of the employees of another 501(c)(3) organization) as Qualified Referrers.
    2. Individuals Ineligible to be Qualified Referrers. The following individuals are ineligible to be Qualified Referrers:
      1. Employees of CKI or Charles Koch Foundation. Any individual who is an employee of CKI or Charles Koch Foundation at the time of the referral is not a Qualified Referrer.
      2. Koch Industries, Inc. and Affiliated Organization Employees. Any individual who is an employee of Koch Industries, Inc. or any of its affiliates at the time of the referral not a Qualified Referrer.
      3. Employees of Stand Together community organizations. Any individual who is an employee of any organization supported by Stand Together’s human resource capability (including the list below) at the time of the referral is not a Qualified Referrer:
        • Americans for Prosperity
        • Americans for Prosperity Foundation
        • Capitol Leaders Institute
        • John Quincy Adams Society
        • every kid., Inc.
        • Stand Together Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
        • Stand Together Communications
        • Stand Together Foundation
      4. Other Individuals. CKI has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual as a Qualified Referrer to comply with the law, for administrative purposes, or for any other reason.
  1. Qualified Candidates. Qualified Referrers will receive a reward only for referring a “Qualified Candidate.” A Qualified Candidate is an individual who is admitted to and participates in an Educational Program; and (a) has never participated in an Educational Program; (b) has never applied for an Educational Program; and (c) has never been employed by CKI, Charles Koch Foundation, or any organization supported by Stand Together’s human resource capability.
  2. Referral Process and Rewards. CKI will provide a referral reward to a Qualified Referrer for referring a Qualified Candidate as follows:
    1. Referral Process. To receive a referral reward a Qualified Referrer must refer a Qualified Candidate by completing this form at least six months before but no more than three days after the Qualified Candidate’s application is submitted.
    2. Referral Reward.
      1. One Qualified Referrer. CKI will provide the first Qualified Referrer for a Qualified Candidate with referral reward of $500.00 for each Qualified Candidate referred to KAP, and $200.00 for each Qualified Candidate referred to KIP.
      2. No More than One Qualified Referrer. CKI will not provide a referral reward to additional Qualified Referrers for each Qualified Candidate. Only the first Qualified Referrer for a Qualified Candidate will be eligible to receive a referral reward.
  3. Taxes. Qualified Referrers must complete IRS Form W-9 and may be required to complete other necessary forms in order to be paid a referral reward. It is the sole responsibility of the Qualified Referrer to pay all federal, state, and local taxes in connection with any referral reward.
  4. Miscellaneous. Qualified Referrers agree that the decisions of CKI related to this Program are final and binding. CKI has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to suspend, cancel, terminate, or modify the Program without advance notice.

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