To simplify the paperwork involved in pledging, you can either just put a form on the web for printing out, or actually let people fill in an online form with the amount they expect to pledge for the year. In the latter case, it would be a good idea to use a secure web site (enable SSL/TLS).
A list of books recommended by other UU-money subscribers can be found online at UU-Money_Recommended_Book_List
This is the Split the Plate Offering Policy for the First UU Church of Austin. See Austin_Split_the_Plate