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
VANI plays a major role in the development of policy analysis
for the benefit of the Sector, CSOs, Donors and Corporates
Collectivization & Membership
Enabling a positive environment by collecting voice from grassroots to National to a Global level.
Creating synergies for the development of the country.
Gaining a sense of solidarity at global platfroms like C20, Global Standards, CIVICUS, Civil BRICS, ADN, IFP, etc.
Homage to voluntary sector activists who lost their lives due to COVID-19
VANI works towards achieving holistic development, SDG integration and enabling environment via triangular cooperation between Government, CSOs and Private sector. Following are the
e central themes around which VANI aims to create a strong and robust voluntary sector.
Strengthening External Enabling Environment
Harmonisation and updating Regulatory Framework
Strengthening partnership with Government, Corporates, CSR, and Donors (Individual, traditional, philanthropic)
Bolstering Voluntary Sector from Within
Promoting accountability and transparency
Effective Governance, Financial and Management Systems
Resilience and relevance of the sector
Advancing Voluntary Sector through Public Engagement
Collective Communication Campaign
Web Based information System, Social Media, Traditional Media
Vani's Reach and Presence
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
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.
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.
February 20, 2020 (10.00 - 13.30 Hours)
Round Table On "SOCIAL STOCK EXCHANGE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR VOLUNTARY SECTOR" At India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
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 -