Eric Herboso

Executive Director

I’m the Executive Director at Effective Giving Quest (, a fundraising org at the intersection of EA and gaming. I also am an Organizer of WikiProject Effective Altruism (, where we coordinate effective altruism related articles on Wikipedia, and am a moderator of r/EffectiveAltruism (, the main EA subreddit with 20,000 members. Most of my history with EA is through my service at Animal Charity Evaluators ( from 2012–2022; I helped influence ACE’s formation in 2012 and became the 2nd paid employee in 2013 as Director of Communications. Between 2019–2022, I served as Secretary on ACE’s Board of Directors.

I’ve been involved with the EA movement since 2011, well before the phrase "effective altruism" was termed. I hope to continue being a part of the movement for many years to come.

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At Effective Giving Quest, we help gaming companies, streamers, and professionals help others the most through their donations by encouraging them to give to effective altruism organizations. If you have a connection with someone in the video game or board game industry, we'd be glad to help bring them to EA.

Cause Areas

  • Farmed animal welfare
  • Long-term future
  • Global priorities research
  • Building EA communities
Giving Pledges Taken
  • Giving What We Can
Available to volunteer


Areas of expertise
  • Philanthropy/earning to give
  • Math/quant/stats expertise
  • Economics/quantitative social science
  • Philosophy
  • Communications
  • Research
Career interest areas
  • Communications


Organisational affiliations
Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE)
Topics I speak about

Effective animal advocacy

Available as speaker
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