Formed in 1988, Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) is the membership - based network of Indian Voluntary Development Organizations. The primary role of VANI is to strengthen the external and internal enabling environment, through evidence - based policy research and capacity enhancement. VANI strives to enhance its outreach through membership as well as promoting state networks of similar nature. Due to complexity of incorporating laws, various types of non-profit entities exist in India, whereas VANI only provides membership to Voluntary Development Organizations, as defined in its by-laws.
VANI will have two types of membership:
Organisations or Individuals who believe in voluntarism, who believe in and are engaged in practicing the Objectives, Principles and Values of VANI, as defined in VANI’s “Statement of purpose”, and who accept to work for achieving the objectives of VANI can be Members of VANI after being admitted as such.
The Governing Board of VANI will admit Members according to working rules established from time to time.
The Members shall contribute a certain amount of membership fee to VANI either (a) on an annual basis or (b) on a long-term basis (three years), as decided by the Governing Board from time to time.
The membership of any Member may be terminated if the Working Committee is of the opinion that the Member has been guilty of deliberate violation of the objectives of VANI, and/or is not taking sustained interest in VANI affairs.
The membership of any member may be terminated if the membership fee is due for more than two years.
The membership of any Member may thus be terminated by two-thirds of the members present at any meeting of the Governing Board provided notice of such intention has been included in the agenda of the meeting, and sufficient notice and opportunity has been given to the concerned Members to clarify the concern over membership.
After payment of all outstanding dues, a Member may resign by giving notice in writing of such resignation and it shall be placed before the Governing Board for its final decision.
- To work actively to fulfill the objects of VANI and to make its programmes effective.
- To attend all the General Body meetings of VANI.
- To receive minutes of the General Body meetings.
- To contest the elections for the Working Committee.
- To encourage new social development organizations and individuals to apply for VANI membership.
Turn-Over Last Financial Year
|Category 2||0 – 50 Lakh||1,500|
|Category 2||50 Lakh – 1 Cr.||3,000|
|Category 3||1 – 05 Cr.||5,000|
|Category 4||05-20 Cr.||7,000|
|Category 4||Over 20 Cr.||10,000|
|Unregistered Entities/ Social Movements/Thematic Groups/ Coalitions||2,000|
|Liaison Office/CSR Units/ INGOs/ Multilateral Organisations/Academic, Research and Policy Analysis Institutions||10,000|