One important and critical aspect of the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs' work is to intentionally advocate the Y’s cause, which is to strengthen the foundations of community.

To forward advocacy efforts the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs organizes Indiana YMCAs through gathering relevant data that articulates the YMCA’s value and positive impact on Hoosiers, prepares YMCA staff and volunteers to implement best practices and be innovative in approaches to YMCA work, and identifies structured ways to pursue support and understanding of the work of YMCAs in Indiana.

The Alliance promotes advocacy and action through the following:

Alliance Meetings and Conferences

Community Benefit Report

Indiana YMCA Advocacy Week

Indiana YMCA Statehouse Day

Indiana YMCA Youth and Government (INYaG)

Public Policy Committee

YMCA National Advocacy Days