Danielle Fearnley


Head of Development, Octagon Theatre Bolton
Danni is passionate about creating a culture of giving in arts organisations and is currently
Head of Development at The Octagon where she oversees all fundraising including
Individual Giving, Trust & Foundation relationships and corporate partnerships.
Since joining the Octagon Danni has worked towards a £1.5million capital fundraising
campaign, implemented a new ladder of individual giving, and more recently lead on the
organisation’s Covid-19 fundraising strategy. This included launching the theatre’s first ever
Crowdfunder raising over £50,000 and attending the #SaveOurTheatres webinar to help
inspire and encourage other theatres to Crowdfund, with a combined total raised of over
£1million.