Cape nonprofit agencies rebounding from the recession

Marcella Hennigan, 6, of Dennis, far left, practices fifth position with other elementary ballet classmates at Cape Cod Conservatory. The conservatory's recent merger with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra has been mutually beneficial. Cape Cod Times/Christine Hochkeppel

Nonprofits on Cape Cod and across the country didn’t have the luxury of closing their doors during the worst of the recession. They were too busy providing health care, shelter and food to those whose livelihoods were suffering.

But as they survived, they suffered. They lost donations, their investments dipped in the stock market and many were forced to cut back on their programs or cut their staffsRead more.