Sax Not-for-Profit Industry Service Team members use their depth of experience and expertise to educate and consult clients on key areas that are critical to their organization’s success. We call it moving from Fist to Five.

the process

Fist to Five® is a proprietary process which helps Non-For Profits move from a fist to a 5 in the critical areas that is needed for success.

Financial Health
Organic Infrastructure

The Fist to Five® process is the secret sauce that helps Not-For Profits achieve their goals and strengthen their cause.


the team

Fist to Five® is a specialized team of members at Sax LLP  who guide the process and champion their Not-For-Profit clients to reach their goals.

about todd


Todd Polyniak has been a Partner with Sax LLP for over 20 years. He is the head of the Not-for-Profit Division and has extensive experience in the accounting, auditing and tax aspects of not-for-profit organizations, including the highly technical audits required by organizations that receive government grants.

Todd has presented over 70 educational programs to professionals and to the public. He has lectured on various accounting and auditing matters for organizations such as:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Montclair State University
  • The Center for Non-Profits, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Continuing Education Program
  • State of New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • New Jersey Department of Education

It is Todd’s heart that Not-For-Profit’s thrive and continue to make a difference in this world.

Todd also enjoys painting, drinking tea and spending time with his family at their lake house.


the movement

Fist to Five® is a movement which is wholeheartedly committed to help Not-For-Profits become more like businesses and For-Profits become more socially responsible.  The more good we do and the better we become at doing good, the greater the chance we will see the world at it’s best potential.

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