About the story in the UU World about "Fair Share" giving .
Part of the article discusses a "unified ask" - all the congregational money going directly to the UUA instead of UUA and Disticts. The discussion mentions "congregational and district leaders," but in support of the argument, Teresa Cooley references "a poll conducted by the UU Ministers Association [where] 70 percent of ministers said they wanted to move toward a unified ask."
For the most part, congregations have no knowledge of the changes happening in the UUA. I think "congregational leaders" are being conflated with "the ministers." I think that currently all the District Executives (who, following the cite of ministers, might be the "district leaders" being mentioned) are also ministers.
The ministers are not the ones who pay the bills.
Kind of like taking a survey of the teenagers to see how much and who the family should pay for cable and phone.
 UU World, Board of Trustees hears report on ‘fair share’ giving. http://www.uuworld.org/news/articles/208991.shtml