Validity of FCRA registration has been extended up to 31st march, 2023 click here          VANI looking for Interns for CSO capacity building studies click here          A HOMAGE TO SHRI ANIL SINGH. VANI compiled the experiences of some of the leading individuals of social sector.Shri. Anil Singh click here          register on Voluntary Sector Leaders and Activists data who have lost their lives in mitigating COVID-19. click here          Azadi ke 75 Saal…. VANI showcasing the work of Indian Civil Society. Talk by Mr. Harsh Jaitli, CEO, VANI India. click here         

VANI an apex body of
Voluntary Development Organisations

We are working towards strengthening Voluntary Organisations since 1988

We are committed to promote
Accountability and Transparency in the Civil Society



Strengthening External Enabling Environment of Voluntary Development Organization

Bolstering Voluntary Sector from Within

Advancing Voluntary Sector through Public Engagement


Digital Wall of Deceased Frontline Workers

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Stories of Unfortunate Staff Who Lost Their Life To COVID-19

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Shradnjali Sabha

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Outstanding Leaders of the Civil Society in India

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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Current Projects

Become a Member

As a VANI member you become a part of larger mission and get involved in a partnership and a network, which works towards the common goal and interests of the sector. It enables a positive environment by collecting voices from grassroots to national to a global level.
Membership with VANI provides an extensive selection of services meant to
  • Enhance the capabilities & knowledge of member organisations.
  • Strengthen their overall effectiveness.
  • Provide opportunity to participate in workshops, dialog.
  • Be able to utilize VANI as their voice.
For more information please read VANI Membership Policy and the Code Of Conduct. If you have any queries which are not covered here please don’t hesitate to contact the membership team at -
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Meaningful Advocacy
  • VANI played a critical role to advocate for and widely disseminate Model Bill for Society Registration among the state level networks.

  • The Indian Voluntary Sector, through VANI, proposed the historic Alternative National Budget, an unfathomed move amidst TINA campaign (There is no alternative) of the government. This was later acknowledged by the then Prime Minister of India Mr. P V Narisimha Rao

  • Advocacy initiative under Lokpal Bill resulted in relaxation in government’s ask for personal information disclosure of governing board members and their family members
Building Compliances
  • After the amendment of FCRA act, VANI conducted FCRA Clinics around the country to de-mystify law, create awareness and prepare the voluntary organisations (especially grass-root level organisations) about the changed requirements and their adherence.

  • VANI was closely associated with Planning Commission to develop and disseminate the National Policy for the Voluntary Sector.

Global Initiatives--
Global Initiatives
  • Civil Society (which are primarily issue focussed) to involve seriously in the monitoring of implementation of SDGs.

  • VANI is a member of international Networks like Forus (formerly known as International Forum for National Platforms (IFP), CIVICUS, Affiliation Group of National Associations (AGNA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), Asia Democratic Network. It has partnered with International Civil Society Centre, Accountable Now and few other global networks to draft Global Standard for CSO Accountability.

  • VANI is the founding member of Forum for Indian Development Co-operation (FIDC) for exploring the various facets of development co-operation. VANI partnered with FIDC and organised CIVIL BRICS.

  • In addition, VANI has been drawing attention of the voluntary sector to monitor social implications of international development partnerships including BBIN, BIMSTECH, Blue Economy.

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