Congregational systems like the UUA are hamstrung because it is hard to start a church without funds and hard to raise funds without something solid on the ground.
Crowdfunding is one solution. People from throughout Unitarian Universalism give money to help support a church that they don't ever plan on joining.
Can it work? Can it work without lots of institutional fundraising, but with contributions from ordinary people like you and me.
Rev. Ian White Maher and the Original Blessing Congregation in Brooklyn, New York are giving it a try through a crowdfunding platform. Let's make this work. Take a look at the materials, and I urge you to make a contribution.