I'm a volunteer member of my condominium's HOA board. As part of my volunteering, I helped the HOA set up a DSL account that is used to remotely monitor the building's solar panel array.
This is all working well, but now our Internet ISP wants us to switch over to credit-card based billing rather than mailing us a monthly bill. For the time being I have given the ISP the numbers of my personal credit card, and the HOA will reimburse me periodically via check. But this solution isn't entirely satisfactory, since it relies on my continuing availability and will cause problems for the HOA if e.g. I get hit by a bus or something.
Ideally the HOA (or perhaps the HOA's management company) would have its own credit card so that they could handle the automated monthly billing directly, but I'm not sure what the best option is here. Is it possible for a non-profit/volunteer organization to apply for and get a credit card? Or is it reasonable to ask the management company set up a credit card account on our behalf? Or is there some other payment system that would be more appropriate to use, that would act like a credit card (at least as far as the ISP is concerned)?
FWIW the amount of money flowing through this card would be fairly minor, probably less than $50/month.